Democrats have been on the way in which to holding each seat on the 9-member San Diego Metropolis Council as members of that social gathering retained three seats Tuesday and flipped the final one held by a Republican.
District 2: Campbell in Command
Incumbent Jen Campbell led dentist/professor Linda Lukacs, a Republican, 56.5% to 43.5% within the district encompassing Mission Seaside, Ocean Seaside, Level Loma and Clairemont neighborhoods.
Metropolis Council races, like all municipal races in California, are ostensibly nonpartisan.
A doctor, Campbell obtained key endorsements from Mayor Todd Gloria and the vast majority of the county’s native and congressional representatives.
Campbell has in current months received approval to manage and scale back the variety of short-term trip leases with the intent of liberating up a whole bunch of residences for the strained housing market in San Diego.
Moreover, she efficiently pushed for laws on sidewalk and pushcart distributors. She is likely one of the main forces behind Measure C, which seeks to take away the coastal 30-foot top restrict within the Halfway space to permit for a stadium and reasonably priced housing undertaking there.
She has additionally joined efforts to ban flavored tobacco merchandise and declare San Diego a secure metropolis for reproductive freedoms and entry to abortion.
Campbell survived a recall effort in 2021, led by residents against her push to manage short-term trip leases. She served as Metropolis Council President for a 12 months earlier than being changed by Sean Elo-Rivera.
Lukacs was endorsed by the San Diego County Republican Get together however stated she would lead in a nonpartisan method. She helps growth within the Halfway space as properly, however not by way of Measure C and solely as soon as “the right infrastructure is in place.” She backs police and says she desires them pretty compensated in addition to to undertake a “neighborhood oriented policing” technique.
She stated she finds “The Folks’s Ordinance” concerning trash pickup to be inequitable in its present state.
“We stay in a district that we are able to and must be pleased with,” Lukacs stated. “A spot by which we really feel secure and might take pleasure in our valuable shoreline and infinite sunsets. A spot the place we are able to increase our households, construct our companies and a spot the place we are able to depend on an environment friendly, up to date infrastructure that enhances our high quality of life.”
District 4: Montgomery Steppe Above
Incumbent Monica Montgomery Steppe led Gloria Evangelista, a dietician and registered Republican, 68.1% to 31.9% within the district together with the communities of Alta Vista, Broadway Heights, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Better Skyline Hills, Jamacha, Lincoln Park, Lomita Village, North Bay Terrace, Oak Park, O’Farrell, Paradise Hills, Redwood Village, Rolando Park, South Bay Terrace, Valencia Park and Webster.
Montgomery Steppe is a Democrat who ousted an incumbent in 2018. She helps police reform and has pushed again towards police exemptions to a surveillance ordinance.
District 6: Lee Defeats Hough
Nonprofit director Kent Lee led fellow Democrat and environmental activist Tommy Hough 56.5% to 43.5% of their bids to interchange termed-out Councilman Chris Cate — the one Republican presently on the San Diego Metropolis Council.
The district takes within the neighhborhoods of Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos and Sorrento Valley.
The rivals share concepts in most arenas, however have drawn variations in current months over housing and The Folks’s Ordinance.
Hough, a former native radio host, serves as a county planning commissioner and has been actively campaigning for the place for a number of years, shedding to Cate for the seat in 2018. His priorities embody a hyperlocal deal with fixing roads and enhancing parks and libraries within the district.
He opposes the trouble to repeal the Folks’s Ordinance, which might have each San Diegan -— house owner and renter alike — pay a payment for trash assortment.
“I’m bored with seeing our District 6 neighborhoods left behind by the town, and our issues over fundamentals like parks and roads being dismissed by an more and more hubristic Metropolis Corridor that appears to have misplaced endurance for working with neighborhoods and extra centered on implementing unrelated initiatives,” Hough advised The San Diego Union-Tribune.
He was endorsed by the Sierra Membership, League of Conservation Voters and San Diego Progressive Democratic Membership.
Lee is a first-generation immigrant who studied at UC San Diego. He was the manager director of Pacific Arts Motion, a media arts group specializing in Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander cinema and which hosts the annual San Diego Asian Movie Competition. He stepped down from the function to marketing campaign.
Lee was endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Get together, the San Diego Regional Chamber, Mayor Todd Gloria and Council President Sean Elo- Rivera.
District 8: Moreno Over Martinez
Councilwoman Vivian Moreno led challenger Antonio Martinez 63% to 37% within the district together with the Barrio Logan, Egger Highlands, Grant Hill, Logan Heights, Memorial, Nestor, Ocean View Hills, Otay Mesa East, Otay Mesa West, San Ysidro, Shelltown, Sherman Heights, Stockton and Tijuana River Valley.
Moreno, a Democrat, confronted Martinez in 2018 and received by simply over 600 votes. She earned council approval to pave filth roads and alleys within the metropolis’s poorer neighborhoods. She has been on maternity depart since giving start on Aug. 31.
Her priorities embody ensuring the far-flung, noncontiguous District 8 — which covers Barrio Logan and Logan Heights in addition to the border-adjacent communities on San Ysidro and Otay Mesa — isn’t forgotten or neglected when it comes to metropolis funding and companies, because it has been traditionally.
“It has been a tricky two years for our pals, household and neighbors,” Moreno stated. “As your council member, I’ve been preventing to make sure the restoration of our neighborhoods and households was and continues to be the main focus of the town. We have to push the town to do extra.”
Martinez, a Democrat, is a staffer for Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, and is a board member of the San Ysidro Faculty District.
His priorities embody establishing an infrastructure upkeep plan for the district, establishing a program for Folks of Colour first-time homebuyers, cleansing the Tijuana River Valley and constructing extra inclusionary housing.
“When you’re working two or three jobs, if your loved ones is working two or three jobs, and you continue to can’t make ends meet, there’s one thing severely improper with what we’re doing,” he advised KPBS.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.