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San Diego, California mayoral election, 2014

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The city of San Diego held a mayoral election on February 11, 2014. City councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated fellow councilman David Alvarez.[1] The race was a runoff from the November 19, 2013 special election, in which no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. The election took place to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former mayor Bob Filner. Officials projected that the runoff cost between $4 million and $4.5 million.[2]

The deadline for voters to register to vote in the election was January 27, 2014.[3]

About San Diego

San Diego, California is the eighth most populous city in the nation, with a population of 1,338,348 as of 2012.[4] The city operates under a strong mayor-council form of government, with nine city council members elected by district in nonpartisan elections. The mayor and council members are elected to four-year terms.[5]

Candidates

Election runoff

Primary

As the top two vote getters, David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer advanced past the November 19, 2013 nonpartisan primary.[6]

Mayor of San Diego Nonpartisan Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Faulconer 42.2% 101,953
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alvarez 27.2% 65,740
Nathan Fletcher 24.1% 58,355
Michael Aguirre 4.5% 10,783
Lincoln Pickard 0.5% 1,144
Bruce Coons 0.4% 1,012
Simon Moghadam 0.3% 748
Hud Collins 0.3% 647
Michael Kemmer 0.3% 612
Harry Dirks 0.2% 434
Tobiah Pettus 0.1% 344
Total Votes 241,772

Polls

According to a U-T San Diego and 10News poll conducted in early January 2014, Faulconer had established a 16-point lead over Alvarez. In a similar poll conducted in early December 2013, Faulconer and Alvarez were virtually tied, with 47 percent of respondents favoring the former and 46 percent favoring the latter.[7][8]

San Diego 2014 mayoral election runoff
Poll Kevin Faulconer David AlvarezUndecided
U-T San Diego / 10News
53%37%9%
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Bob Filner (D) won election as the mayor of San Diego. He defeated Carl DeMaio.[9]

Mayor of San Diego, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Filner 52.5% 245,092
     Republican Carl DeMaio 47.5% 221,870
Total Votes 466,962

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