LOS ANGELES - Now that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has resigned, candidates are stepping forward to vie for the seat.

Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer announced Sept. 4 that he plans to run in the special election that will be held on Nov. 19, according to a report from UT San Diego. Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a Democrat, also has thrown his hat into the ring. Former City Attorney Michael Aguirre also plans to run, according to news reports.

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