The election may be over, but if you’re still itching for some local political drama, there may be more to come.

On Nov. 13, there’s another little vote worth paying attention to. Some say San Diego City Councilman Scott Peters is facing a bit of heat in his bid for reelection to the post of council president. Only eight people get to vote in that election – the members of the San Diego City Council.

The post has become surprisingly powerful. Peters has been adept at turning the office into a nicely fashioned bludgeon ready to be wielded wisely. It could act as a powerful check on the mayor and it could be a platform for major initiatives. Peters has gotten it to this point, he just hasn’t put it to use yet.

Rumors swirled that someone on the council was propping up a challenger to Peters. I haven’t been able to confirm that there’s even anyone else interested in doing it.

At Election Central downtown last night, I asked Peters about it.

He said he had heard the rumors as well.

“I’m very interested in remaining the council president for another year,” Peters said.

I’m sure he is.


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