San Diego Port Commissioner Stephen Cushman was reappointed to a third term by the San Diego City Council this afternoon.
It originally appeared that Cushman’s bid for a third term would be defeated when the City Council voted against overturning its two-term policy with a 4-4 vote. But, moments later, the council also failed to appoint Cushman’s competition, Laurie Black, along the same 4-4 lines.
So, the council voted again on its waiver of the two-term policy, and this time it passed 5-3 with Councilwoman Toni Atkins switching her vote. That paved the way for an open vote of Cushman against Black, with the council voting 5-3 to support Cushman. Councilmembers Donna Frye, Tony Young, Ben Hueso, Brian Maienschein and Atkins supported Cushman. Supporting Black were Councilmen Scott Peters, Jim Madaffer and Kevin Faulconer.
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