Matthew Hall reported in his article this morning in the San Diego Union Tribune: June 09, 2007 the current battle for Council District 3:
Candidates return to take another swing at City Council
Mayor Jerry Sanders still has no announced competition, but City Attorney Michael Aguirre has his first rival: attorney Dan Coffey, who has criticized Aguirre at numerous City Council meetings over the past couple of years.
To date, no opponent has stepped forward in District 1 for Thalheimer, who spent a record $1 million of his own money while forcing Peters to a runoff election last time around, or in District 7 for Boling, who lost nearly 2-to-1 to McCarty and who also has handled accounting for many candidates, including former Mayor Dick Murphy.
The 3rd District race, on the other hand, has drawn heavy interest. Early contenders include Todd Gloria, an aide to Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego; James Hartline, a self-described Christian activist; Hartley, a councilman from 1989 to 1993; and Rocky Neptun, director of the San Diego Renters Union.