Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss, who was appointed to the job in 2018, said Tuesday he will run for the open District 4 City Council seat in November.
“I want to maintain the stability and the progress of the last couple of years … the prosperity that we’ve built,” Weiss said.
The City Council appointed Weiss in January 2018 after former long-time Mayor Jim Wood retired because of ill health. Formerly the Oceanside city manager, Weiss has never run for elected office.
“This is new territory for me,” he said. “I’m talking with people about how to do it … I have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done.”