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San Diego City Council President and interim Mayor Todd Gloria has announced he will not run for the seat vacated by Bob Filner.
Gloria released the following statement early Tuesday afternoon:
I have decided not to run for Mayor of San Diego at this time.
In the few days since I assumed the duties of mayor, it has become clear to me that the problems left by Bob Filner are substantial and serious. The enormous task of cleaning up City Hall while ensuring District Three is represented requires me to lead a focused team effort that produces quick results for San Diego.
San Diegans can count on me to lead our City with honesty and integrity. We will resolve the problems left by the previous administration. Together we will open our new Central Library, advocate for the expansion of our Convention Center, and make a $100 million investment in repairing our roads, sidewalks and other neighborhood infrastructure.
My parents taught me to leave things better than I found them. This has been the guiding principle of my public service. Now as the interim Mayor, I want to work together with City leaders and my fellow San Diegans to make sure the reputation of our City is better than I found it when I took on this role.
Thank you to the many supporters who have called and emailed, urging me to run. I am deeply appreciative of your help and guidance. There is no doubt that I will do a better job as Interim Mayor with so many San Diegans standing with me.