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8 candidates file paperwork to run for San Diego mayor

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The number of candidates to succeed Jerry Sanders as mayor of San Diego is up to eight, the city clerk's office announced Monday.

The most recognizable candidates who have filed a "Statement of Intention to Run" are Councilman Carl DeMaio and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Also filing the paperwork were:

-- Hud Collins, who speaks to the City Council during public comment time on a weekly basis and says he has a plan to solve the deficit;

-- frequent candidate Loch David Crane;

-- Robert "Girly Girly" Harter, who runs a nonprofit group that tries to empower women to improve education;

-- Rocky Neptun, a former journalist who volunteers as director of the San Diego Renters Union and lives part-time in Rosarito Beach, according to his campaign website;

-- Tobiah Lee Pettus Pettus, who describes himself on his website as an unemployed social conservative who has been involved in construction and studied biology at Point Loma Nazarene University; and

-- Sharam Adhami. No information was immediately available about Adhami, who was the most recent to sign up.

In City Council races, Todd Gloria has filed for re-election in a district that covers City Heights, Hillcrest and North Park. He will be challenged by factory mechanic Paul Broadway.

Richard Carlson has announced his intention to run for DeMaio's City Council seat, which covers Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch.

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