There are 16 people who have filed to run for the office of the mayor in the city of San Diego. The media is promoting only four candidates. The four candidates are part of the establishment. The rest of the candidates are outsiders. They are not part of the establishment; as a result the media is not promoting them. This is what I call media discrimination. I’m one of the mayoral candidates and my name is not mentioned anywhere in the media since my candidacy was declared months ago (N.B. Other media should emulate They give equal opportunity to all the candidates to express themselves). Media should give equal exposure to all the mayoral candidates. I think what they are doing right now is not fair to the rest of the candidates and to the people of San Diego. They represent the interest of the special interest groups.

The special interest groups don’t want to see an outsider to take over the management of the city. They are more concerned about their personal interest rather than thinking about how life can be better for average citizens. The special interest groups feel that if somebody from outside should take over the administration of the city of San Diego, their tendencies to continue to accumulate wealth will be thwarted. As a result they will do everything within their power to keep their own people in the office, where checks and balances will be overlooked.

This is what has been going on in the city of San Diego for years. That is the reason why the city is not progressing. Bad roads, poor infrastructures, high unemployment, a pension deficit, lack of accountability. They run the city as a family affair, rather than as a business. If you cannot manage the pension program, how can you manage the city?

There is a new election coming up, now they are making new promises. They are telling you what they will do. For years in the office, they did not do anything. In every election, they make new promises that they don’t keep. All they want is to get elected and forget about you. How many times are you going to be fooled before you stop voting for the wrong candidate? If you are doing something and you are not getting a good result, change your plan. Change your vote, don’t vote for the cronies.

Don’t let the special interest groups take your vote for granted. They are against you. They don’t have your interest in their minds. They are using you to make their lives better. Once they win they will forget about you. Don’t vote for them. Don’t be a reflector of people’s ideas (Ellen G. White). Think for yourself. Don’t allow the cronies to control your vote.

Sunny O. Enyoghwerho, a businessman, is a candidate for mayor of the city of San Diego.

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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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