David Dodd 1:48 a.m., May 18
Port Commissioner/Former City Councilman Scott Peters Announces Congressional Run
Scott Peters, former city councilmember and current port commissioner, officially announced his candidacy for the newly drawn 52nd congressional district on Monday.
Peters, a self-described "common-sense democrat" will be running against conservative congressman Brian Bilbray, former State Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, businessman Bob Nascenzi, and John Stahl in the new district which extends from Poway to Coronado, including parts of La Jolla, downtown, and Coronado.
“The American people, especially San Diegans, don’t care as much about party politics as they care about their jobs, quality of life and their children’s futures. They are embarrassed and worried that our national representatives can’t put personal politics aside and put the people they represent first,” stated Peters in the announcement.
Peters pledged to create jobs, reform energy policy, and rein in national spending.