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Election 2010: City Council

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Businesswoman Lorie Zapf appeared headed toward victory Wednesday in the race for the San Diego City Council's District 6 seat, while David Alvarez was the winner in District 8.

While the City Council election is technically nonpartisan, Zapf had the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party and Wayne, a deputy attorney general and former member of the state Assembly, was backed by the local Democratic Party.

The District 6 seat is represented by Councilwoman Donna Frye, who is termed out of office. The district includes the communities of Clairemont, Bay Park, Kearny Mesa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Serra Mesa and Mission Bay Park.

In the City Council's District 8 race, Alvarez, a staffer for Sen. Denise Ducheney, D-San Diego, defeated Felipe Hueso.

District 8 includes the communities of Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, Stockton, Logan Heights, Memorial, Southcrest, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro.

The seat is being vacated by City Council President Ben Hueso, who was running for state Assembly. Felipe Hueso is Ben Hueso's older brother.

This is an update. The original story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two seats on the San Diego City Council are up for grabs in Tuesday's election.

Howard Wayne, a deputy attorney general and former member of the state Assembly, will face off against small businesswoman Lorie Zapf in the City Council's District 6.

The district includes the communities of Clairemont, Bay Park, Kearny Mesa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Serra Mesa and Mission Bay Park. It is now represented by Councilwoman Donna Frye, who is termed out of office.

Although the race is technically non-partisan, Zapf has the backing of the local Republican Party and Wayne has been endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party.

Zapf was the top vote-getter in the June primary, despite questions about an e-mail in which she wrote that "homosexuality is a sin" and said she didn't support gays in public office. It was also reported that she had defaulted on her home mortgage.

Both candidates have said overhauling the pension system would be their top priority if elected.

Wayne has said he won't accept a city pension. However, he is already slated to receive a state pension.

Zapf has pledged to balance the city's budget and "restore common sense to City Hall." She has also called for preserving services for neighborhoods and bolstering public safety.

Similarly, Wayne has said he wants to control city spending, create jobs, improve infrastructure and support public safety.

In District 8, attorney Felipe Hueso will square off against David Alvarez, a staffer for Sen. Denise Ducheney, D-San Diego.

The district includes the communities of Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, Stockton, Logan Heights, Memorial, Southcrest, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro.

Hueso is vying to fill the seat being vacated by his brother, City Council President Ben Hueso, who is running for state Assembly.

Alvarez topped the field of candidates in the June primary election.

He has pledged to make public safety his top priority, improve infrastructure in the district, fight foreclosures, bring new businesses to the district and work to partner with school districts.

Hueso has said District 8 doesn't get its fair share of city resources. He wants better police and fire protection, clean neighborhoods and improved streets and parks.

Incumbent San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, in District 2, and Councilman Tony Young, who represents District 4, easily won reelection during the June primary.

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