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Multiple Candidates Face Off For Council, Sheriff: San Diego Primary

SAN DIEGO, CA — Tuesday is the final day to vote in California’s main, and the stakes are excessive in San Diego, the place voters will assist select who ought to signify a number of San Diego City Council districts and who ought to lead the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Seven candidates are vying to function county sheriff after Bill Gore retired in February. The candidates embrace retired sheriff’s sergeant Charles “Chuck” Battle, police captain John “Gundo” Gunderson, chief felony prosecutor John Hemmerling, undersheriff Kelly Martinez, fight infantry captain Juan Carlos “Charlie” Mercado, retired sheriff commander Dave Myers, and peace officer Jonathan Peck.

Established in 1850, the sheriff’s department‘s patrol space covers 4,500 sq. miles together with these in 9 contract cities, in addition to unincorporated areas of the county.

The high two vote-getters on this and most races will face off within the November election. Additionally, races with solely two candidates will solely seem on the Nov. 8 poll. These embrace races for the County Board of Supervisors’ District 5 seat, San Diego City Council’s District 8 seat, and county assessor-recorder-clerk position.

Council seats are additionally up for grabs in Districts 2, 4 and 6 of town of San Diego.

In District 2, incumbent and household doctor Jennifer Campbell faces public coverage educator Joel Day, group volunteer Mandy Havlik, dentist and professor Linda Lukacs, former Assemblymember and retired professor Lori Saldana, and landlord and actual property salesman Daniel Smiechowski.

In District 4, incumbent Monica Montgomery Steppe faces dietician Gloria Evangelista and Tylisa D. Suseberry.

In District 6, the candidates embrace particular training assistant Jane L. Glasson, county planning commissioner Tommy Hough, and nonprofit government director Kent Lee.

At the county degree, one other race to observe consists of the race for the District 4 seat of the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who chairs the board, has two challengers, Amy Reichert, a state-licensed investigator, and Sidiqa Hooker, a range inclusion coordinator. District 4 consists of a big portion of town of San Diego, in addition to La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley.

At the state degree, voters will resolve whether or not to present Gov. Gavin Newsom a second time period and U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla his first full term in office after he was appointed to the position in 2021 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Kamala Harris. Attorney General Rob Bonta can also be operating for his first full time period in office after being appointed to fill the position vacated by Xavier Becerra, who left to serve in President Job Biden’s administration.

Voters will decide a new state controller, as Betty Yee is termed out. Other statewide races embrace secretary of state and lieutenant governor.

Voters have had the higher a part of a month to decide on among the many crowded subject of contenders because of the state’s new common vote-by-mail system. Ballots have been mailed out by May 9, and ballots will probably be counted if postmarked by election day or dropped off at a poll drop field, voting middle or county elections office by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Early voting facilities opened May 28, and in-person voting will probably be allowed till polls shut at 8 p.m. Tuesday. In-person voting areas will supply same-day voter registration, alternative ballots and voting machines to those that want it.

Voters can discover their early voting facilities and ballot drop boxes here. Voters can track their ballots here to make positive their vote is counted.

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