Local LGBT announces City Council run: Dwayne Crenshaw running for District 4 seat

Seat vacated by Tony Young

SAN DIEGO - Dwayne Crenshaw, the executive director of San Diego LGBT Pride, notified 10News Monday of his candidacy for the San Diego City Council District 4 seat previously held by Tony Young.

Crenshaw, who has run for city council before, told 10News in a previous interview, "I am absolutely confident that this district is ready for real solutions and they want the best qualified candidate."

Young is stepping down at the end of the year to become the new head of the local American Red Cross.

Thus far, only two candidates have officially been announced: Brian "Barry" Pollard -- a businessman who ran against Young in 2010 -- and former Young opponent Republican Bruce Williams, who is now one of Young's senior advisors.

Other potential candidates include Myrtle Cole, regional coordinator with the United Domestic Workers Local Union 3930, and Ron Lacey, the community relations representative under Mayor Jerry Sanders.

The city must hold a special election within 90 days. The deadline is the end of March, based on Young's expected departure.  

If no one receives a majority of the votes, it goes to a special runoff to be held within 49 days.

When asked recently whom he would endorse, Young did not comment.

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