San Diego City Council election, 2010

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San Diego City Council election, 2010
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4 of 8 seats on the San Diego City Council
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 6 2
Seats after 5 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1

Council President before election

Ben Hueso
Democratic

Elected Council President

Tony Young
Democratic

The 2010 San Diego City Council election occurred on November 2, 2010. The primary election was held on June 8, 2010. Four of the eight seats of the San Diego City Council were contested. This was the last election to use eight council districts. Two incumbents ran for reelection in their council district.

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 if no candidate received a majority of the votes in the first round.

Campaign[edit]

Council Districts used for the 2010 election

The 2010 election was the last to use the eight district boundaries created by the 2000 Redistricting Commission. Seats in districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 were up for election.

Results[edit]

District 2[edit]

District 2 consisted of the communities of Bankers Hill/Park West, Downtown San Diego, La Jolla/Mount Soledad, Little Italy, Midway/North Bay, Mission Beach, Mission Hills, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Pacific Beach, and Point Loma. Incumbent council member Kevin Faulconer was reelected with a majority of the votes in the June primary.

San Diego City Council District 2 election, 2010[1]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Faulconer 17,089 61.52
Democratic Patrick Finucane 6,828 24.58
Nonpartisan Jim Morrison 3,796 13.67
Total votes 30,987 100

District 4[edit]

District 4 consisted of the communities of Alta Vista, Broadway Heights, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Jamacha, Lincoln Park, Lomita Village, Mount Hope, Mountain View, North Bay Terrace, Oak Park, O'Farrell, Paradise Hills, Ridgeview, Skyline Hills, South Bay Terrace, Valencia Park, and Webster. Incumbent council member Tony Young was reelected with a majority of the vote in June primary.

San Diego City Council District 4 election, 2010[2]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Young 10,275 72.00
Republican Bruce Williams 3,947 27.66
Total votes 14,270 100

District 6[edit]

District 6 consisted of the communities of Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa, Fashion Valley, Kearny Mesa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, North Clairemont, and Serra Mesa. Incumbent council member Donna Frye was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Lorie Zapf was elected after advancing to the November general election and receiving a majority of the votes.

San Diego City Council District 6 election, 2010[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lorie Zapf 9,931 36.18
Democratic Howard Wayne 6,758 24.62
Nonpartisan Steve Hadley 4,846 17.66
Nonpartisan Kim Tran 3,582 13.05
Nonpartisan Ryan Huckabone 2,275 8.29
Total votes 27,392 100
General election
Republican Lorie Zapf 22,869 52.35
Democratic Howard Wayne 20,692 47.36
Total votes 43,687 100

District 8[edit]

District 8 consisted of the southern communities of San Diego and those along the Mexico–United States border, including the communities of Barrio Logan, Egger Highlands, Grant Hill, Golden Hill, Logan Heights, Memorial, Nestor, Ocean View Hills, Otay Mesa West, Otay Mesa East, San Ysidro, Sherman Heights, Southcrest, Stockton, and Tijuana River Valley. Incumbent council member Ben Hueso was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. David Alvarez was elected after advancing to the November general election and receiving a majority of the votes.

San Diego City Council District 8 election, 2010[4]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Alvarez 3,343 25.30
Democratic Felipe Hueso 2,581 19.54
Democratic B.D. Howard 2,277 17.24
Democratic Nick Inzunza 2,234 16.91
Nonpartisan James Wright 1,445 10.94
Nonpartisan Adrian Vazquez 735 5.56
Republican Lincoln Pickard 574 4.34
Total votes 13,189 100
General election
Democratic David Alvarez 13,014 57.33
Democratic Felipe Hueso 9,540 42.03
Total votes 22,700 100

Aftermath[edit]

The new city council was sworn in December 2010. Tony Young was unanimously elected as council president and Kevin Faulconer was elected as council president pro tem by their fellow council members.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election History - Council District 2" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Election History - Council District 4" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Election History - Council District 6" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Election History - Council District 8" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Everyone Likes Tony Young". Voice of San Diego. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.