2010 San Diego primary election
|Elections in California|
The June 2010 San Diego primary elections were on June 8, 2010, in San Diego, California. Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, although most members do identify a party preference. A two-round system was used for the election, starting with a primary in June followed by a November runoff election between the top-two candidates if no candidate received a majority of the votes in the first round.
The elections included four seats to the San Diego City Council and two San Diego City ballot propositions. This was the last election to use the eight district boundaries created by the 2000 Redistricting Commission.
Incumbent council member Donna Frye was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Since neither Lorie Zapf or Howard Wayne received the majority of votes, both advanced to a November runoff general election.
Incumbent council member Ben Hueso was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Neither David Alvarez or Felipe Hueso received the majority of the votes, forcing a runoff November general election.
|Propositions: C • D|
Ballot Title: Amends the City Charter Relating to Limitations and Credits for Veterans' Preference Points
Ballot Language: "Shall the Charter be amended to extend eligibility for veterans' preference points in any original Civil Service examination to veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces during any war, major military action or peacekeeping mission, and to provide an additional five percent credit for any veteran or the spouse of any veteran who has qualifying service-related disability?"
Ballot Title: Revises the City Charter Relating to the Strong Mayor Form of Governance
Ballot Language: "Shall the Charter be revised to make permanent the Strong Mayor form of governance; add a ninth Council seat; and, when the ninth seat is filled, increase the Council votes required to override a mayoral veto to a two-third vote?"