San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis declared her candidacy for San Diego mayor in a recent posting on her Facebook page.
“I have decided to run for mayor of the city of San Diego in 2012. I will be making an official announcement soon,” Dumanis said in an open letter addressed to friends. “I am confident my long career in public service has given me the tools I need to bring change, build consensus and move our city forward.”
Dumanis joins San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio as the only declared candidates for the job now held by Jerry Sanders, whose term expires next year.
Dumanis became San Diego’s first female district attorney in 2003, and was re-elected without opposition last year. She has also worked as a deputy district attorney, a San Diego Superior Court judge, and a clerk typist.
The upcoming mayor’s race would seem to be a wide open affair. Among other candidates who are said to be mulling a run are U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, state Sen. Christine Kehoe, Councilman Kevin Faulconer, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, former councilman and current Port Commissioner Scott Peters, and businessman Steve Francis.
— Mike Allen