SAN DIEGO — The top two candidates for races in city council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are set for a runoff in the November election.
City Council District 1
Barbara Bry has been representing District 1 since 2016. In the race to replace her, civil engineer/business owner Joe LaCava topped the field and is bound for the November runoff. With all precincts reporting, Aaron Brennan, a firefighter and Naval Reserve Officer, was in second place, but only about 100 votes ahead of Will Moore, a small business attorney. It wasn't immediately clear how many provisional and mail ballots might still be pending.
City Council District 1 includes Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, and University City
City Council District 3
Chris Ward has also held his seat since 2016 representing District 3. Stephen Whitburn, a community nonprofit director, topped the pack of candidates to reach the November runoff, and he will face Toni Duran, a state Senate district representative.
City Council District 3 includes Balboa Park, Bankers Hill/Park West, Downtown, Golden Hill, Hillcrest, Little Italy, Middletown, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Old Town, South Park, and University Heights
City Council District 5
District 5 has been represented by Mark Kersey since 2012. Marni von Wilpert, a deputy city attorney, and Joe Leventhal, an attorney and small business owner, will square off in the November runoff to fill the seat.
City Council District 5 includes lack Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada - Stonebridge, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Ranch-Miramar Ranch North, and Torrey Highlands
City Council District 7
The District 7 seat is being vacated by Sherman who held the seat since 2012. Vying in the runoff in that district will be Raul Campillo, a deputy city attorney, and Noli Zosa, a small business owner.
City Council District 7 Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Grantville, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, San Carlos, Serra Mesa, and Tierrasanta
City Council District 9
The District 9 seat is being vacated by Georgette Gomez, the council president, who has been serving since 2016.
Kelvin H. Barrios, a community outreach director, topped the field of candidates and is bound for the runoff against Sean Elo, a San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees member.
City Council District 9 includes Alvarado Estates, City Heights, College Area, College View Estates, El Cerrito, Kensington, Mountain View, Mt. Hope, Rolando, Southcrest and Talmadge