Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Jerry Sanders Running for Mayor...

Former San Diego Police Chief, Jerry Sanders, has thrown his hat in the ring for the San Diego mayoral race. He is currently President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Virtual Capital of California LLC (VCC). Their website is not very encouraging. It appears Mr. Sanders was opposed to Proposition 54, which would have barred the State of California from using race, ethnicity, color, or national origin to classify people. The measure was overwhelmingly defeated in the 2003 Special Elections. Sanders continues to champion the value of racial and ethnic data in formulation of government policies. You can view his bio for his history at the Red Cross, United Way, and host of other executive positions at various organizations.

I'm not overly excited about Jerry Sanders, but between him and Frye; I'd vote Sanders at this point. Someone in the the political peanut gallery over at Voice of San Diego had a great line on Sanders in their (now outdated) short list of candidates.

"Given the number of indictments coming down, having a former police chief as mayor might make some sense."

Today, County Supervisor Ron Roberts will make an announcement on whether or not he is going to try again. Personally, I can't imagine a scenario under which I would vote for Ron Roberts, not after his initial response to the fires, but I'll update again if he announces his candidacy.

UPDATE: Ron Roberts has announced that he will not be running for mayor this time around (good!). He currently occupies a seat on the County Board of Supervisors.

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