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80th Assembly District race headed to June primary runoff

The contest for the 80th seat of the Convention District will be held in the second round in June, after the San Diego County Secretary ratified the by-elections on Thursday, April 5th.

The final results show Democrats Georgette Gómez and David Alvarez as the top two voters out of three candidates, with 15,300 votes and 15,132 votes respectively, bringing them to a run-off on June 7. The winner in June will fill the position for the rest of the season, until the end of the year.

Republican Lincoln Picard, who has run for office in five elections, came in third with 9,635 votes and will not be in the second round.

A separate qualifier, also scheduled for June 7, will determine the candidates running in the November general election for the next term starting in 2023. Gomez, Alvarez, Picard and Republican John Vogel Garcia are running. the race.

The convention area, which includes Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach and Otay Mesa, opened when former MP Lorena Gonzalez resigned in January to lead the California Labor Federation. Gonzalez has served in the California Assembly since 2013, where she passed a number of labor rights bills and served as chair of the strong Credit Committee.

Both Gómez and Alvarez were born and raised in San Diego and have served in municipal offices in the area. Gomez, an environmentalist, served on the San Diego City Council from 2016 to 2020, while Alvarez, a communications consultant and lobbyist, served on the San Diego City Council from 2010 to 2018.

A total of 40,353 voters – or 16.4 percent of the 246,203 registered voters in the 80th Assembly District – voted in the by-elections. The vast majority, 39,403 voters, returned postal ballots, while 950 voted at polling stations.



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