Fletcher among first to throw hat into ring

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – According to the City Clerk's office, two would-be candidates have filed their intentions to run for mayor in the upcoming special election resulting from the Friday resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.

Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Tobiah Pettus both ran last year
in a campaign that Filner ultimately won.

Fletcher, now an executive at Qualcomm, gained nearly 24 percent of the
vote in the June 2012 primary election, but that was not enough to make the
runoff. He made a splash during the campaign when, after he failed to secure an
endorsement by the Republican Party of San Diego County, he turned Independent.
Later, he reregistered as a Democrat.

Pettus gained 0.71 percent of the primary votes.

Earlier Friday, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said he did not plan to run
for mayor in the special election. He was just reelected to his post in

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who finished a distant fourth in last
year's primary, has also indicated she will not run.

Ex-Councilman Carl DeMaio is expected to announce next week whether he
will enter the race. He had been preparing for a congressional run against Rep.
Scott Peters, D-San Diego, next year.

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