Faulconer’s City Council replacement to be appointed April 7
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego City Council's appointment of a
representative for Mayor Kevin Faulconer's old district is scheduled for April
7, council President Todd Gloria said Wednesday.
At a news briefing, Gloria said the 19 candidates who have qualified for
the seat will each get three minutes to state their case, and will be
questioned by council members. Whoever gets a majority vote from the council
members will be appointed, he said.
“It's our intention to have (the winner) sworn in immediately,” Gloria
said. “We need a fully staffed council.”
Faulconer vacated the seat in his beach and bay district earlier this
month when he inaugurated as mayor. His replacement will be appointed —
instead of going through a special election — because Faulconer was scheduled
to be termed-out following the vote scheduled for November of this year.
The candidates are former CBS8 Executive Producer Stephanie Antin;
retired Judge Robert Coates; advocate for the disabled Mary Elaine Cooluris;
preservationist group leader Bruce Coons; Karl Strauss Brewing Co. co-founder
Christopher Cramer; City Council staffer Ricardo Flores; retired San Diego
State University education professor Jane Gawronski; lifeguard union chief Ed
Harris; accounts receivable clerk Daniel Holstein; lawyer Cary Lowe; California
National Guard pilot James Mark McBride; ex-City Council staffer Don Mullen;
sales account manager James Musgrove; LeSar Development Communications Director
Gretchen Kinney Newsom; attorney Wayne Raffesberger; retiree and frequent City
Council public speaker Richard Jarvis Ross; state Deputy Attorney General
Michael Howard Wayne; retired lawyer John Wertz; and architect Matthew Winter.
The city asked for people who will not run in this year's elections for
the seat's next full term. The candidates on the June 3 ballot are Councilwoman
Lorie Zapf — who is switching from District 6; federal prosecutor Sarah Boot;
Pacific Beach community activist Jim Morrison; and Mark Schwartz, a marketer of