Mayoral candidate David Alvarez speaks to 10News in frst Interview since special election

Alvarez heads to runoff with Kevin Faulconer

SAN DIEGO - San Diego mayoral candidate David Alvarez made an appearance at a workers' strike at UC San Diego Medical Center Wednesday and spoke to 10News for his first live TV interview after making it to the special election runoff.

"I'm feeling really confident," Alvarez said, his voice hoarse from speaking. "Obviously, the voice is still gone, so I apologize."

Alvarez, 33, said he is proud of the campaign he and his support team ran.

With more than 30,000 provisional and mail-in votes left to be counted, Alvarez said he is not worried.

"I would be very surprised about that, but you do have to wait a little bit, make sure that the trend continues. The trend with those votes has been in my favor, so I feel really good about that," Alvarez said.

When addressing his strategy against fellow city councilman and mayoral opponent Kevin Faulconer, Alvarez said he will continue to bring a broad base coalition together.

"I've been an underdog before, so looking forward to this election cycle," Alvarez said.

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