2014 San Diego primary election

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The June 2014 San Diego primary elections were on June 3, 2014, in San Diego, California. 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 a mayoral race, four seats to the San Diego City Council, and three San Diego City ballot propositions.

City Council[edit]

District 2 appointment[edit]

On March 3, 2014, Kevin Faulconer resigned from the City Council to assume the office of Mayor of San Diego, having won the special election to replace Bob Filner.[1] This created a vacancy in District 2. Because the vacancy occurred with less than a year left in Faulconer's term, the vacancy was filled by a City Council appointment per the City Charter.[2] On April 7, 2014, the San Diego City Council voted 5-3 on a second ballot to appoint Ed Harris, head of the city's lifeguard's union, to serve the balance of Faulconer's term.[3] Per the City Charter, Harris was ineligible to run for reelection in 2014.


Special primary election[edit]

In the primary election held November 19, 2013, Kevin Faulconer received 43.6 percent of the vote and David Alvarez received 25.6 percent. The two of them advanced to a runoff election on February 11, 2014.

San Diego mayoral special primary election, 2013[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Faulconer 101,953 42.1
Democratic David Alvarez 65,740 27.1
Democratic Nathan Fletcher 58,355 24.1
Democratic Mike Aguirre 10,783 4.5
Republican Lincoln Pickard 1,144 0.5
Democratic Bruce Coons 1,012 0.4
Nonpartisan Sina "Simon" Moghadam 748 0.3
Nonpartisan Hud Collins 647 0.3
Nonpartisan Michael Kemmer 612 0.3
Nonpartisan Harry Dirks 434 0.2
Nonpartisan Tobiah Pettus 344 0.1
Nonpartisan Farrah Pirahanchi (write-in) 5
Total votes 242,828 100

Special general election[edit]

On February 11, 2014 Kevin Faulconer received 52.9 percent majority in the runoff vote and was elected Mayor of San Diego.[4]

2014 San Diego mayoral special general election[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Faulconer 153,491 52.9
Democratic David Alvarez 136,701 47.1
Total votes 290,192 100


Propositions: ABC

Proposition A[edit]

Ballot Title: Amends City Charter Related to Elections

Ballot Language: " Shall the Charter be amended to: (1) set a later date for elected officials to be sworn into office; (2) extend the deadlines to call special elections to fill vacancies for Mayor and City Council; and (3) make non-substantive revisions, to provide additional time to comply with state and federal deadlines to certify election results, provide mail ballots to military and overseas voters, and translate ballot materials?"

Proposition A
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 120,656 72.52
No 45,718 27.48
Total votes 166,374 100.00

Proposition B[edit]

Ballot Title: Referendum of a Resolution Related to Barrio Logan Community Plan Update

Ballot Language: "Shall Resolution No. R-308445, which provides for a comprehensive update to the Barrio Logan Community Plan, be approved?"

Proposition B
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 99,161 57.72
Yes 72,637 42.28
Total votes 171,798 100.00

Proposition C[edit]

Ballot Title: Referendum of Ordinances Related to Barrio Logan Community Plan Update '

Ballot Language: "Shall Ordinances 0-20312 and 0-20313, which amend the San Diego Municipal Code related to the Barrio Logan Community Plan Update, and affect the zoning of999.61 acres located within the Barrio Logan Community Plan Area, be approved?"

Proposition C
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 102,385 59.85
Yes 68,677 40.15
Total votes 171,062 100.00


  1. ^ "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ San Diego City Charter (PDF). City of San Diego http://docs.sandiego.gov/citycharter/Article%20III.pdf. Retrieved April 8, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Ed Harris Appointed To Fill San Diego City Council Vacancy". KPBS. City News Service. April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Democracy 2013: Results". ABC 10 News. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Kevin Faulconer Elected New Mayor in San Diego". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved February 12, 2014.

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