Here’s an update on who could run in San Diego’s District 8 if Council President Ben Hueso indeed runs for state Assembly:

  • I got in touch with David Alvarez, who was on my list yesterday of rumored or potential candidates. Alvarez confirmed to me that he plans to run for Hueso’s seat and is waiting for Hueso to make an official announcement about the Assembly seat.

    A native of Barrio Logan, Alvarez has worked for state Sen. Denise Ducheny for the past four years and said he has the support of his boss and of newly elected school board member Richard Barrera.

  • I’ve heard that the rumor mill is wrong and that former City Attorney Mike Aguirre won’t run in that race. But if he does, a tipster pointed out that Aguirre’s best showing in the general election was in District 8, where he pulled in 56 percent of the vote compared to Jan Goldsmith’s 44 percent. (To see for yourself, here’s a link to the large zip file.)
  • Add two more names to that list of rumored candidates: Nick Inzunza, a trustee of the South Bay Union School District and uncle of former City Councilman Ralph Inzunza. Another possibility is Raquel Marquez-Maden, a San Ysidro School District trustee and a senior policy analyst in Hueso’s office. She’s the second Hueso staffer on my list with Alonso Gonzalez.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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