Councilman Sherri Lightner may be a Democrat, but she’s pretty high on labor’s hit list. Union types want her out because she hasn’t stood with them on some big issues (though firefighters remain passionate fans).
Lightner is running for re-election in the district that includes La Jolla, University City and Carmel Valley. Keegan Kyle has been reporting on the major issues there as part of our series of looks at all the neighborhoods choosing their new leaders.
“I know my community,” Lightner tells us in the latest in our series of profiles of the City Council candidates. “I do not make irrational decisions. I don’t walk in step with anyone.”
We examine Lightner’s priorities, her unflappability, and the positions that have drawn her plenty of flak.
U-T columnist Logan Jenkins offers his own look at the race. He calls Lightner a lightweight when it comes to wattage: “Has there ever been a politician so little enamored with her own voice?… the former engineer always appears to have just looked up from a planning document, her eyes adjusting to the lights.”