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City Councilmember Scott Sherman pulls papers for 2020 mayor's race

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 10:33:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — City Councilman Scott Sherman is throwing his hat in San Diego's race for the next mayor.

Sherman (District 7) pulled candidate intention papers this week, signaling his impending run in 2020, according to documents.

Sherman becomes one of the only GOP candidates in the race to replace Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who's also a Republican. Bay Park resident Richard Hansen, a former Democrat who left the party in 2016, entered the race in September as a Republican.

In 2020, both Faulconer and Sherman will term out of their respective positions.


The Republican councilman will enter the race against several Democratic candidates, including councilwoman Barbara Bry, Assemblyman Todd Gloria, and community activist Tasha Williamson.

In a September 10News/Union-Tribune poll, of these three candidates, 46 percent of respondents were undecided on who they'd support, while 36 percent sided with Gloria, 15 percent supported Bry, and 8 percent favored Williamson. That poll was also based on whether these three names were the only ones on the ballot.

Candidates have until Dec. 5 to file their nomination papers with the city. The position is technically listed as "non-partisan."

Sherman's district covers Miramar, Tierrasanta, Serra Mesa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, San Carlos, and Lake Murray.