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San Diego County, CA July 26, 2005 Election
Mayor; City of San Diego Voter Information

Term Ending December 2008.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Donna "Frye" Frye Click here for more information about this candidate 114,573 votes 43.2%

  • Occupation: Councilmember/Business Owner
  • Small Business Owner
  • Chair, Government Efficiency and Openness Committee
  • Chair, San Diego River Conservancy
  • Beacon Award, California First Amendment Coalition, for efforts to limit the use of closed meetings by the council
  • Clean Water Hero, Outside Magazine
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Fix the Pension Mess
  • Make Government Open, Honest and Effective
  • Improve the Quality of Life for All San Diegans
Jerry Sanders Click here for more information about this candidate 71,767 votes 27.0%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Retired Police Chief
  • CEO of the United Way of San Diego County
  • Board Member, American Red Cross San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • National Red Cross Board of Governors
  • City Management Reform and Efficiency
  • Saving the City Pension Fund
  • Increasing City Revenues
Steve Francis 62,500 votes 23.6%
  • Occupation: Businessman
Pat Shea 6,299 votes 2.4%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney
Richard Rider Click here for more information about this candidate 4,173 votes 1.6%
  • Occupation: Small Businessman
  • Taxpayer Activist
  • B.A. Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, Commander, Supply Corps.
  • Retired stockbroker and financial planner
  • Lifetime member of International Association of Financial Planners
  • National Taxpayers Union
  • Force labor union concessions by letting private companies provide city services
  • Run the city as a business, not as a sugar daddy serving special interests
Myke Shelby Click here for more information about this candidate 3,881 votes 1.5%
  • Occupation: Motorcycle Dealership Owner
  • Business Owner
  • Former Co-Chair, Committee to Save the Mt. Soledad Cross
  • Retired Foward Air Controller, 101st Airborne
  • Recipient, Operation Homefront Hero Award
  • Executive Director, American Bikers Aimed Toward Education
  • Founding President, JFK International Rotary Club
  • Safe Streets and Secure Borders
  • Sustainable Pay and Benefits for City Workers
  • A Healthy Business Environment
Shawn A. McMillan Click here for more information about this candidate 619 votes 0.2%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney
  • 38 year old San Diego Native
  • UCSD Graduate, also holds a Juris Doctorate from Western Sierra Law School
  • Board Memeber of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of the Asian Business Association
  • Operated multi-national computer and electronics business
  • Speaks some Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
  • My priority for my time in office will be to guide San Diego through Chapter 9 Bankruptcy with a steady and unyielding hand.
  • My first act will be to get the pension problem under control, and to chop back the power and influence of the union leadership.
  • I will fight, like a pit bull on a pork-chop to roll back city employees' wages and benefits so that they are in line with the private sector.
Jim Bell Click here for more information about this candidate 529 votes 0.2%
  • Occupation: Ecological Designer/Author/Lecturer
  • Jim Bell is recognized internationally as an expert on sustainable development. To read/print my free new book ., Jim's New Book
  • His projects include the San Diego Center for Appropriate Technology, Ecoparque, and Ocean Beach People's Food Coops. green store.
  • Consultant: Otay Ranch Joint Planning Project, East Lake Development Company, Terra Vista Management, 40 years experience in design and construction.
  • Major lectures: AIA Cal. Con., Society for International Development - World Conference, U. of Oregon's 1st "Visions for a Sustainable Future Con.
  • Often interview, TV, radio, written press, guest on NPRs "Talk of the Nation.
  • Honors: Society - Energy Engineers Env. Professional of Year - SW States, Beyond War & S. D. Water Conservation Award, Mayor's Env. Taskforce.
  • Make our city/region renewable energy, water and food self-sufficient as the best way to increase local prosparity and security.
  • Develop a city and regionwide landuse plan consistant with the above like protecting our best ag. soils from development.
  • Redesign pension plan so it is completely funded by its investment portfolio not tax payer dollars.
Ed Kolker Click here for more information about this candidate 452 votes 0.2%
  • Occupation: Mediator/Arbitrator
  • B.A. and Juris Doctorate (With Distinction) Degrees, University of Iowa
  • Assistant United States Attorney, San Diego
  • Chairman, Iowa Public Employment Relations Board
  • District Associate Judge (Iowa)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Harvard Law School Negotiations Workshop
  • Restore citizen trust in city government.
  • Resolve the city's financial crisis.
  • End secret meetings with special interest groups and open policy input to all citizens.
Jeremy Ledford 425 votes 0.2%
  • Occupation: Businessman
Thomas Knapp Click here for more information about this candidate 109 votes 0.0%
  • Occupation: Restaurant Area Supervisor
  • Customer Service Expert
  • POS Technical Expert
  • Budget (pension solution, NO bankruptcy)
  • Infrastructure
  • Fire/Police Support

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