Gov. Gavin Newsom was getting nearly 60-percent of the vote in an easy first place finish in Tuesday's California primary election to advance to a runoff vs Republican State Sen. Brian Dahle who was getting less than 20-percent of the vote.
In San Diego County, Undersheriff Kelly Martinez held a solid lead over a crowded field seeking to be the next sheriff with nearly 40-percent, about double the votes for her nearest challengers. Trailing her by double digits were newly retired Assistant San Diego City Attorney John Hemmerling at 19-percent, followed closely by retired Sheriff’s Cmdr. Dave Myers with 18-percent.
In the 80th Assembly District, Democrat David Alvarez led the race to fill the remaining months of the vacant seat while fellow Democrat Georgette Gómez drew more votes in the race for the next full term.
In the San Diego City Council races, Republican Linda Lukacs looked likely to make a November runoff in the District 2 race against incumbent San Diego City Councilmember Dr. Jen Campbell in one of the most intense local races in Tuesday’s primary election. Lukacs, the only Republican in the six-candidate field, led former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana by a substantial margin in early returns posted after the polls closed at 8 p.m.
In the Chula Vista mayor race, John McCann was leading the race with 31 percent of the votes while Ammar Campa-Najjar was close behind with 22 percent of the votes. Jill Galvez was trailing in third place with 21 percent of the votes.
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