Decision 2014: Setting up shop in southeast San Diego
LINCOLN PARK – With only weeks to go until the special mayoral election, Republican candidate Kevin Faulconer is expanding his campaign into the southeastern part of San Diego.
Faulconer opened his new campaign headquarters Saturday at 5067 Logan Ave in the Lincoln Park area. He says the new offices will allow him to reach out to members of the community who have historically been under served.
“We're literally just a couple of weeks away from Election Day and that's why we have so much energy and enthusiasm about getting our city back on track, creating good jobs, putting the focus back on our neighborhoods. And particularly on neighborhoods that have been under served by this city for far too long. I'm going to change that.”
The Lincoln Park location is Faulconer's second campaign office and will be used by volunteers to make phone calls to voters, meet for precinct walks and hand out yard signs.
Faulconer's new offices are only a six-minute drive from his Democratic competitor David Alvarez's new campaign headquarters at 6381 Imperial Avenue in Encanto. Alvarez officially opened that location on Saturday, December 28 – less than a week prior.
Alvarez spent part of Saturday walking door-to-door in that neighborhood with community volunteers to talk to voters.
“I think people are really interested in the city paying attention to their neighborhoods again,” said Alvarez, surrounded by supporters, “making sure that they fix our potholes, that the city takes care of our neighborhoods, our parks and libraries, keeps people safe, make sure that we have the ambulance show up on time and first responders. Those are the things that people care about. That's what's been lacking in all of our city, all of our neighborhoods and that's what I worked on the City Council and will push forward when I'm mayor.”
The special election to replace former mayor Bob Filner will be held on February 11.