Campaign 2018: All Done but for the Counting
By Matt Adams
With the November Election now in the rear view mirror, the Registrar of Voters office continues to cull through hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted. Last minute mail and provisional ballots make up the lion’s share of the remaining votes.. While most races appear to have a clear winner, candidates in several close races are checking the ROV website every day to see where they fare in the latest count update.
Council races in Oceanside, San Marcos and Carlsbad have candidates separated by a handful of votes that can easily turn as the tabulations continue. Election victors include a host of industry backed candidates in key jurisdictions. The election results bring significant changes to the San Diego City Council as Jen Campbell takes the 2nd District seat to give the Democrats a veto proof 6-3 supermajority for the first time in years. The board of supervisors has two new faces as Jim Desmond takes the 5th Distinct seat from the outgoing Bill Horn and Nathan Fletcher settles into the District 4 chair replacing Ron Roberts. The new San Diego City Council will be sworn in on December 10th and the Superviors will have their inauguration on January 7th.