San Diego mayoral candidates at a glance
NAME: David Alvarez
AGE: 33. Born in San Diego, July 27, 1980.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in psychology, San Diego State University.
EXPERIENCE: Elected to San Diego City Council in 2010. Former aide to state Sen. Denise Ducheny. Worked in social services and as an after-school teacher.
FAMILY: Wife Xochitl; daughter Izel, 4.
RELIGION: Roman Catholic.
QUOTE: "This city has been a city for only a few ... They want to continue to make decisions for all of us. They want to continue to get more tax breaks and giveaways. They want to continue to underfund our infrastructure, not build our parks. They want more for them and less for all of us."
NAME: Kevin Faulconer
AGE: 47. Born in San Jose, Jan. 24, 1967.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in political science, San Diego State University.
EXPERIENCE: Elected to San Diego City Council in 2006. Former public relations executive at Porter Novelli in San Diego.
FAMILY: Wife Katherine; son Jack, 12; daughter Lauren, 10.
QUOTE: "I'm running to be a mayor for all San Diego who has understood the problems and the crises that this city has been through before, and who is never, ever going to allow this city to go backward and repeat the mistakes of the past. We've come too far and I won't let that happen."