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February 8, 1988 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Gail MacLeod entered last year's San Diego City Council 8th District campaign idealistic enough--and, she now admits, naive enough--to believe that she had a serious chance to win. Bright, articulate and attractive, MacLeod is a 38-year-old land-use expert and longtime Golden Hill community activist who had an impressive resume for a first-time candidate. She had done her homework and offered thoughtful insights on a number of issues. Being the only woman in a nine-candidate primary didn't hurt.
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February 26, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday that he plans to name Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to succeed Chief Bill Lansdowne, who is set to retire Monday after 10 years heading the San Diego Police Department. Zimmerman, 54, has been with the San Diego department for 31 years. She is a graduate of Ohio State University. She will be the first woman to be chief in department history. Her selection was immediately praised by Acting Mayor Todd Gloria, Dist. Atty.
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November 8, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
San Francisco's gay community basked Wednesday in its biggest political triumph since the 1970s with enactment of a domestic partners law and the election of two lesbians to the Board of Supervisors and a gay man to the school board. In Oakland, voters elected state Assemblyman Elihu Harris as its new mayor, while Bay Area voters muddied the future of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. And in Riverside, controversial county Coroner Raymond L.
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February 12, 2014
Join Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry for a live chat at 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the victory of San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer and its impact on the state's second-largest city. Faulconer, a Republican councilman, defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez 55% to 45% to become the city's next mayor, according to unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters. Faulconer then allowed himself a not-so-veiled reference to the now-passed era of disgraced former Mayor  Bob Filner . PHOTOS: Changing faces in the San Diego mayor's office Filner  resigned Aug. 30 after months of a chaotic management style at City Hall followed by multiple accusations of sexual harassment, setting the stage for Faulconer's victory . "This city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans we were better than that," Faulconer told supporters.
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March 14, 2000 | By TONY PERRY,
Superior Court Judge Dick Murphy has beaten banker Peter Q. Davis for the right to face county Supervisor Ron Roberts in a November runoff election for mayor. Roberts placed first on election night last Tuesday with 26% of the vote, but Murphy and Davis were virtually deadlocked at 15%, with nearly 50,000 absentee and other ballots yet to be counted. After the county registrar of voters staff finished counting those ballots Monday, Murphy had a 169-vote margin over Davis, who spent $1.
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August 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the Padres ballpark issue on the November ballot. Mayor Susan Golding and Padres officials finally reached an agreement over the weekend on how to pay for the proposed $411-million downtown baseball stadium. The council was under pressure to approve the plan this week for a ballot measure vote or risk jeopardizing the plan.
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March 28, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Mayor Susan Golding has been easily reelected to a second four-term by winning 78% of the vote against five largely unknown opponents, final vote totals showed Wednesday. Golding, a Republican, took credit for San Diego's drop in crime and for making the city more "business-friendly." During the campaign, Golding declined to promise to serve the entire term, leading to speculation that she may run for the Senate in 1998 against Democrat incumbent Barbara Boxer.
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October 6, 1988
Admitting that his conduct toward female staffers was "sometimes inappropriate and unprofessional," a contrite Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego) apologized for his behavior and appealed for voters' forgiveness. "The kidding around and flirting that I did, while I didn't think it was wrong at the time, I now realize was not appropriate in some instances," he said.
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December 12, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After almost two decades in office but besieged in recent months by allegations of poor management, San Diego County Sheriff John Duffy unexpectedly announced Monday that he will not seek reelection. Duffy stood before a group of reporters and, his eyes tearing over, blamed the media for focusing on his frequent trips outside the county, his undisclosed income as a private consultant and questions about whether county taxpayers may have paid for part of his home security system.
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November 8, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic victory for environmentalists that will reshape the San Diego City Council's philosophical balance, Councilwoman Abbe Wolfsheimer retained her seat Tuesday while land-use planner Linda Bernhardt unseated Councilman Ed Struiksma in the city's first district-only elections since early this century.
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February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, some are wondering what his easy victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez means for the statewide GOP. Faulconer beat Alvarez 55% to 45%. “Faulconer overnight goes from minority member of the City Council to the highest ranked and highest profile Republican in the state,” said Carl Luna, a political science professor at San Diego Mesa College. Allan Hoffenblum, a former GOP strategist who now publishes the nonpartisan California Target Book, said Faulconer's victory shows that Republicans can still win big races, “if they have the right candidate.” He noted Faulconer campaigned as a fiscal conservative who is moderate on social issues, including supporting gay marriage and abortion rights.
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February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Republican Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez, 54.5% to 45.5%, to become the city's next mayor, according to unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters. The tally includes all absentee votes and votes from all 582 precincts. Unofficial turnout for the special election was 37%. Alvarez, 33, said he called Faulconer to offer his congratulations and say that he looks forward to working with the new mayor. If elected, Alvarez would have been the youngest and first Latino mayor in modern San Diego history.
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January 22, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Just as this city is recovering from the scandal that drove Bob Filner from the mayor's office, along comes another political firestorm. But instead of sexual harassment, it involves allegations of illegal contributions flowing into mayoral campaigns. A retired San Diego police officer, the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based election services business and another man have been charged with conspiring to funnel more than $500,000 in illegal contributions from an unidentified Mexican businessman into recent political campaigns.
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February 1, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The city's bitterly contested mayoral election entered the courtroom arena Monday, with lawyers clashing over whether the November victory of Mayor Dick Murphy should be overturned because 5,551 ballots were excluded from the final tally. Following an election that drew 455,000 voters, the trial will focus on the potentially decisive ballots in which people wrote the name of write-in candidate Councilwoman Donna Frye, but failed to fill in the oval next to her name. "People do weird things....
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January 7, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
In the latest challenge to San Diego's November mayoral election, supporters of Councilwoman Donna Frye filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to have her declared the winner of the hotly disputed contest. Frye, a write-in candidate, received more votes than Mayor Dick Murphy, but about 5,500 ballots were excluded from her final tally because voters failed to fill in the small oval next to the write-in line.
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March 14, 2000 | By TONY PERRY,
Superior Court Judge Dick Murphy has beaten banker Peter Q. Davis for the right to face county Supervisor Ron Roberts in a November runoff election for mayor. Roberts placed first on election night last Tuesday with 26% of the vote, but Murphy and Davis were virtually deadlocked at 15%, with nearly 50,000 absentee and other ballots yet to be counted. After the county registrar of voters staff finished counting those ballots Monday, Murphy had a 169-vote margin over Davis, who spent $1.
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May 11, 1992 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in recent memory, the race for mayor here has not developed into the customary hand-wringing debate over "Los Angelization," the code words for snarled traffic, polluted air and runaway development. With home construction at its lowest since 1982 and the economy of the state's second-largest city in a tailspin, the perennial tension between environmental protection and rapid growth has been pushed aside in a wide-open mayoral race.
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March 9, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
County Supervisor Ron Roberts easily grabbed one of the finalists' spots for the November runoff for mayor, but banker Peter Q. Davis remained in a tight race Wednesday with Superior Court Judge Dick Murphy and Councilwoman Barbara Warden. With approximately 45,000 absentee ballots to be counted today, Davis led Murphy by 268 votes and Warden by 1,332 votes. All are Republicans hoping to succeed Mayor Susan Golding. Roberts placed first, with 25.52% of the vote, followed by Davis (15.
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August 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the Padres ballpark issue on the November ballot. Mayor Susan Golding and Padres officials finally reached an agreement over the weekend on how to pay for the proposed $411-million downtown baseball stadium. The council was under pressure to approve the plan this week for a ballot measure vote or risk jeopardizing the plan.
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