San Diego primary election, 2010

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The June 2010 San Diego primary elections were on June 8, 2010, in San Diego, California. 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 November runoff election between the top-two candidates if no candidate received a majority of the votes in the first round.

The elections included four seats to the San Diego City Council and two San Diego City ballot propositions. This was the last election to use the eight district boundaries created by the 2000 Redistricting Commission.

City Council[edit]

Incumbents Kevin Faulconer (District 2) and Tony Young (District 4) successfully won the majority of votes in the June primary, preventing a November runoff election.

District 6[edit]

Incumbent council member Donna Frye was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Since neither Lorie Zapf or Howard Wayne received the majority of votes, both advanced to a November runoff general election.

San Diego City Council District 6 election, 2010[1]
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

District 8[edit]

Incumbent council member Ben Hueso was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Neither David Alvarez or Felipe Hueso received the majority of the votes, forcing a runoff November general election.

San Diego City Council District 8 election, 2010[2]
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

Propositions[edit]

Propositions: CD

Proposition C[edit]

Ballot Title: Amends the City Charter Relating to Limitations and Credits for Veterans’ Preference Points

Ballot Language: “Shall the Charter be amended to extend eligibility for veterans’ preference points in any original Civil Service examination to veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces during any war, major military action or peacekeeping mission, and to provide an additional five percent credit for any veteran or the spouse of any veteran who has qualifying service-related disability?”

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 146,141 75.17
No 48,263 24.83
Total votes 194,404 100.00

Proposition D[edit]

Ballot Title: Revises the City Charter Relating to the Strong Mayor Form of Governance

Ballot Language: “Shall the Charter be revised to make permanent the Strong Mayor form of governance; add a ninth Council seat; and, when the ninth seat is filled, increase the Council votes required to override a mayoral veto to a two-third vote?”

Proposition D
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 120,107 60.35
No 78,897 39.65
Total votes 199,004 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election History - Council District 6" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Election History - Council District 8" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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