According to a tweet today from the Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis, Mark Kersey is running for DeMaio’s council seat.
@vosdscott Scott Lewis
I hear this guy is hoped for successor to @carldemaio, which would indicate DeMaio’s definitely running for mayor. http://vosd.org/ilPXSN
I didn’t think it was a secret that DeMaio was running for mayor but I guess he hasn’t formally announced. I’ve heard Kersey’s name bantered about recently as the center-right consensus pick for DeMaio’s seat if/when he ran for Mayor but am not sure if there are other viable candidates out there.
Kersey is well connected: a board member of the Lincoln Club, and a frequent contributor to many of San Diego’s Republican elected officials.
This seat is currently a “safe republican” seat and is one of the few seats (maybe only) that is virtually certain to stay that way no matter how redistricting goes.
So with virtually no chance of a significant Democrat challanger could Kersey follow in DeMaio’s steps and walk away with it? Anyone hearing of anyone else?