San Diego Metropolis Council incumbents Jen Campbell, Monica Montgomery-Steppe and Vivian Moreno all led in early returns Tuesday.
Monica Montgomery-Steppe and Vivian Moreno held commanding leads, at 70% and 63% respectively. Campbell’s lead was slim, at 31% to Republican political newcomer Linda Lukas’ 25% and former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña’s 18%.
“Whereas there stay many votes nonetheless to be counted, it seems that voters could have a really clear alternative in November between a Democrat who places public well being first and tackles homeless as the general public well being disaster it’s and a Republican,” stated Campbell.
Within the race for the open seat in District 6, former radio persona Tommy Hough and nonprofit govt Kent Lee had been in a digital tie at 38% every and headed for a runoff in November.
The race for Campbell’s seat drew quite a few challengers due to opposition to the councilmember’s help for redeveloping the Halfway District and discovering a compromise on short-term rental guidelines.
“It’s clear from our robust first place end that voters need a councilmember who builds consensus to maneuver all of San Diego ahead, simply as I did in forging the landmark compromise to ship commonsense laws on short-term trip leases,” stated Campbell.
Campbell survived a recall effort in 2021, led by residents against her efforts to control trip leases.