San Diego Decides is Voice of San Diego’s elections podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard break down individual races and ballot measures San Diegans will weigh in on this year, as well bigger issues like the mechanics of voting, state-level drama and more.
In this week’s episode, hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard talked about three big races: the race for mayor, the race for city attorney and the race for the District 9 City Council seat.
Sara and Andrew Keatts interviewed mayoral candidate Ed Harris, and share some excerpts of that conversation. Harris addresses why he decided to get in the race, and what separates him from Mayor Kevin Faulconer even though they seemingly have a lot in common.
Next up: the race for city attorney saw some verbal sparring between Rafael Castellanos and Gil Cabrera, as Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keats wrote about recently. Both candidates have been preparing to run for several years, so they both have a lot invested in winning. A third candidate, Mara Elliott, has not received as much attention or money, but she may have a built-in advantage with her title, “chief deputy city attorney.”
The race for City Council’s District 9 is also starting to heat up, with three main candidates contending for the position: Ricardo Flores, chief of staff for outgoing Councilwoman Marti Emerald, Georgette Gomez, associate director at the Environmental Health Coalition, and Sarah Saez, program director for the United Taxi Workers.
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The interview with Ed Harris was good when Andrew wasn't doing his "look at how conservative I am" shtick and shilling for Falcouner. A little more unbiased journalism please. If I want to read or hear about how great Kevin is, I can listen to his press conferences or read his press releases. VOSD can do better at balanced coverage of the race.
@Don Wood Thanks Don.