San Diego City Attorney election, 2008

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The 2008 San Diego City Attorney election occurred on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The primary election was held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

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 runoff in November between the top-two candidates.


San Diego City Attorney primary election, 2008[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jan Goldsmith 68,326 32.25%
Democratic Michael J. Aguirre 61,257 28.92%
Democratic Scott Peters 43,295 20.44%
Republican Brian Maienschein 26,267 12.40%
Democratic Amy J. Lepine 12,687 5.99%
Total votes 211,832 100%
San Diego City Attorney general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jan Goldsmith 278,830 59.50%
Democratic Michael J. Aguirre 189,628 40.50%
Total votes 469,663 100%