2020 San Diego mayoral election

2020 San Diego mayoral election
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Incumbent Mayor

Kevin Faulconer
Republican



The 2020 San Diego mayoral election will be held to elect the Mayor of San Diego. A non-partisan primary election will be held on March 3, 2020, and the general election will take place on November 3, 2020. Incumbent Kevin Faulconer is ineligible to run for a third term due to term limits.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though some candidates do receive funding and support from various political parties.

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]

Declined[edit]

Campaign[edit]

The campaign for the mayor's office kicked off in early January 2019, when San Diego City Council president pro tem Barbara Bry and California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria officially announced their candidacies.[16] They were joined in the race later that month by Tasha Williamson, a community activist who works with families who have lost members from police violence.[18] In November 2019, with less than 100 days to go before the primary, city council member Scott Sherman became the first major Republican to file papers for the mayoral race.[4]

One of the issues distinguishing the candidates from each other was housing policy. Local activist attorney Cory Briggs announced in January 2019 that he would run for mayor based on opposition to the loosening of development restrictions proposed by incumbent mayor Kevin Faulconer in his State of the City speech. However, Briggs dropped out of the race by May 2019.[19] In a June 2019 campaign email, Bry came out in favor of strong local control over land use and against statewide legislation to preempt local governments’ ability to restrict new development. Gloria favored statewide efforts to increase housing supply, aligning himself with the pro-housing development "Yes In My Back Yard" (YIMBY) movement.[20] Sherman emphasized market-based solutions to housing upon his entry into the race in late 2019.[21]

In August 2019, Gloria was accused of collecting funds for his 2020 re-election campaign to the State Assembly before filing his intent to run with the state in violation of state law.[22][23] Gloria claimed this was a technical oversight and filed the relevant paperwork the next day.[24] In November 2019, Gloria settled the case with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, paying a $200 fine.[25]

Endorsements[edit]

Barbara Bry
Officeholders
Other individuals
Todd Gloria
Officeholders
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Barbara
Bry
Todd
Gloria
Tasha
Williamson
Undecided
SurveyUSA/KGTV-TV Sept. 3–5,
2019
550 ± 4.9% 15% 31% 8% 46%

References[edit]

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