SAN DIEGO (AP) — People were lining up Monday to run for mayor of San Diego in the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal that toppled Bob Filner and led to yet another city employee claiming she was mistreated by the former congressman.
By Monday afternoon, a half-dozen possible candidates had registered paperwork declaring their intentions to run, said Denise Jenkins of the city clerk’s office. Among those filing was former state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who ran as an independent against Filner in 2012 and later joined the Democratic Party. He was a Republican while in the Assembly.
Others considering a run for the office include Republican Councilman Kevin Faulconer, Democratic City Council President Todd Gloria — who will serve as acting mayor — and Carl DeMaio, a Republican contender who lost to Filner in a fierce battle in 2012 and is now running for a state Assembly seat.
However, none of those three had made a final decision or filed paperwork involving the post.