Kent Lee on Thursday declared victory over fellow Democrat Tommy Hough for the open seat in San Diego’s District 6 race.
Nonprofit director Lee and environmental activist Hough squared off in a bid to interchange termed-out Councilman Chris Cate, the one Republican presently on the San Diego Metropolis Council.
Lee held a powerful lead – greater than 15% – within the race as poll counting continued, and he took to Twitter to declare victory.
“We did it,” he wrote. “Our District 6 communities have spoken and I’m so humbled and grateful to have earned the belief and help of so a lot of our neighbors. I’m particularly excited to proceed my work on behalf of all of our communities as your subsequent Metropolis Council member.”
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 that hosts the annual San Diego Asian Movie Competition.
He stepped down from the position to marketing campaign.
“Over our final 16 years of residing in District 6, issues have modified dramatically,” Lee mentioned. “The price of housing, rates of interest, and different financial elements have made housing tougher for all San Diegans. No single resolution exists to resolve the housing disaster, and so the management essential to avert this disaster will lie in coherent concepts, decisive motion, and strategic collaboration throughout our area.”
In District 2, incumbent Jen Campbell was besting dentist/professor Linda Lukacs by 10 factors as outcomes continued to be tallied from Tuesday’s election.
In District 4, in the meantime, incumbent Monica Montgomery Steppe simply bested Gloria Evangelista. District 8 Councilwoman Vivian Moreno defeated Antonio Martinez.
– Metropolis Information Service