Many insiders considered Robert Weichelt a front runner for the 7th San Diego City Council seat in 2020, should he decide to run.
Yet after exploring the possibilities over the last two years, the local realtor and San Carlos resident has decided he won’t pursue the seat, currently held by a term-limited Scott Sherman.
“It’s Real Estate that inspires me,” said Weichelt, “growing my practice and being a leader at the San Diego Association of REALTORS. Real Estate has 100 percent of my focus moving forward.” He serves as 2019 vice president of SDAR and a member of the Navajo Community Planning Group.
Weichelt is one of two Republicans previously said to be considering running. The other is local restaurant owner Noli Zosa, chairman of the Linda Vista Planning Group.
Leading Democrats likely in the race include San Diego Unified Schools Trustee Kevin Beiser and Wendy Wheatcroft, founder of San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention.