By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 06/17/2011 04:42:59 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Cart, meet horse.

Councilman Tobin Brinker, who is up for re-election in the 3rd Ward in November, said Friday he plans to run for mayor in 2013. “I don’t think there’s any such thing as starting too early,” Brinker said.

Brinker, a middle school teacher who won his seat in a special election in 2006, and won re-election n 2007, said the 3rd Ward has never sent one of their own to the Mayor’s Office.

Because the ward has a smaller turnout in elections, he wants to build “name recognition,” he said.

Brinker said his platform will be similar to what he’s running on in November, with a nod to retooling the city’s pension costs, his record of improving parks and his commitment to collaborating with school districts.

When asked to comment about Mayor Pat Morris’ record, Brinker declined.

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