John McCann, the lone Republican within the race, led early Wednesday for Chula Vista mayor with 31.4% of the vote as Democrats Ammar Campa-Najjar and Jill Galvez trailed at 22% and 20.2% respectively.
For the primary time in eight years, Chula Vistans can have a brand new mayor this fall as they selected from six candidates in Tuesday’s major election to interchange termed out Mayor Mary Casillas Salas.
Additionally vying to interchange Casillas Salas, Chula Vista’s first Latina mayor, had been Zaneta Encarnacion, Rudy Ramirez and Spencer Money within the nonpartisan race.
Campa-Najjar served in varied roles inside President Barack Obama’s administration, together with a public relations place within the Employment & Coaching Administration. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in East County, as soon as in 2018 in opposition to Rep. Duncan Hunter and once more in 2020 in opposition to present Rep. Darrell Issa.
He was endorsed by Chula Vista Firefighters and a number of other native unions. His priorities embrace the Bayfront growth in west Chula Vista and bringing a four-year college to east Chula Vista.
Encarnacion, a Democrat, is the chief of employees at Southwestern Faculty and has endorsements from Casillas Salas, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, Senate President Professional Tem Toni Atkins and the Democratic Get together of San Diego County. Her priorities included financial restoration from COVID-19 and offering extra reasonably priced housing within the metropolis’s neighborhoods.
Money is a retired Military main who served twenty years as “a medical evacuation helicopter pilot and medical operations officer” and is concentrated on balancing Chula Vista’s finances.
McCann is a metropolis councilman for Chula Vista and deputy mayor. He has been endorsed by the town’s Police Officers Affiliation. His focus is on growing public security within the metropolis and making it a horny setting for enterprise.
Galvez additionally serves as a metropolis councilwoman representing northwest Chula Vista and served as deputy mayor in 2020. She serves on the Board of Administrators for MTS and the Metropolitan Wastewater Joint Powers Authority. Her priorities embrace elevated public security, rushing up progress on metropolis points and ending the toll on State Route 125. She has been endorsed by the San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial board.
Ramirez is a former metropolis councilman and a small enterprise proprietor. He final held workplace in 2015 and unsuccessfully sought a task on the Chula Vista Elementary College District board in 2014 and the town council’s District 4 seat in 2016. His priorities embrace addressing homelessness, stopping home violence, creating the town’s economic system and cross-border relations.
The 2 receiving essentially the most votes will advance to November’s runoff election.
Up to date at 12:21 a.m. June 8, 2022
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