At Florence Elementary in Hillcrest, the opinions of voters leaving the balloting stations were decidedly different than those of District 7 voters I found in Del Cerro.

Name: Kerry Carney

Age: 47

Occupation: Independent Consultant

Neighborhood: Hillcrest

“Basically, I think it’s time for change. I supported Sanders last time and it’s time to throw the bums out. I voted for Francis because I’ve lived in San Diego for eight years and I’ve never lived anywhere where our city management is so incompetent and so corrupt. I also voted for Aguirre, because he’s shaking things up. He’s stepping on some toes, which isn’t always a bad thing.”

Name: Sascha Lopez

Age: 34

Occupation Registered Nurse

Neighborhood Hillcrest

“To be honest, I don’t really like Sanders, but nobody inspired me to think they’d do a better job.”

“I had a hard time choosing between Todd Gloria and Stephen Whitburn because they’re both such outstanding community leaders. I voted for Gloria because of the environemental stuff. The League of Conservation Voters endorsed him, but the Sierra Club endorsed Whitburn so it was hard.”

Name: Jon Silva

Age: 49

Occupation: Property Manager

Neighborhood: Mission Hills

“I voted for Stephen Whitburn because what I’ve seen and heard about him seems to be a step above the standard politician. He’s really progressive. Same thing with (Eric) Bidwell. He’s so off the charts from being a standard politician … When he said that Steve Francis was spending millions of dollars to convince people he’s not a Republican — that was classic.”


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