One thing that didn’t make it into today’s story about the choice of San Diego City Council president is Councilwoman Donna Frye’s comments at Tuesday’s meeting that she was originally interested in nominating Councilman Tony Young for council president.

“He said he was not interested,” Frye said during the meeting.

I asked Young about the comment later that day.

“I didn’t tell her I wasn’t interested,” Young said. “I told her I wasn’t going to be lobbying for it. She might have misinterpreted it.”

Young ended up supporting Ben Hueso over Frye in a 6-2 vote.

After Frye, Young is the longest-serving member of the council, having been on the council since 2005. In the past, he also has served as president pro tem, who runs the council meetings in the president’s absence.


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