Vitrelli, Libertarian, Runs for San Diego Mayor

July 14, 2008
Kennedy Vermilion

The former District Attorney, Pete Vitrelli, announced that he will run for mayor of San Diego Monday at a UCSD press conference. On November 2, 2008, the new mayor of San Diego will be announced and Pete Vitrelli hopes to take office.

“The people are reliant on the government,” he says. Vitrelli believes in a small government with less public services. “For the people, by the people, of the people,” he says.

The first idea he plans to put into action, if elected, is lowering taxes. “If we want San Diego to be a destination for business and tourism, our taxes will have to be very low,” he says.


Vitrelli’s platform is based the privatization of San Diego public services. He believes the privatization of public services would benefit the community. He argues that public transportation is not as effective as the government hoped it would be, privatizing the service should not make it any different he says. Government funding for education would be minimized while private, charter and home schooling would be promoted. This would provide a better environment for the students to learn in and help decrease dropout rates he says.

With no opposition to gay marriage or abortion, Pete Vitrelli believes that the people have the ability to make their own decisions. “It’s none of my business, it’s my approach,” he says. Although he may not agree with a life-style of another person, he does not have a say in their choices and neither should the government, he says.

Pete Vitrelli, a man involved in San Diego city council for 5 years, is also a family man. He and his wife, Sandra, are the parents of twins that are 1-year-old. Also, as an animal lover and believer that the government should not enforce a hindrance on the breeding of animals, he and his family own a cat.

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