Republican Councilman John McCann has been in a running position to become the city’s next mayor – with 31 percent of the vote – starting Wednesday morning.
It is too early to tell who will go with him in the chaos. Ammar Campa-Najjar had a small advantage over Jill Galvez starting Tuesday night. Both are Democrats.
McCann has served on City Council since 2014. He has endorsed the police union and conducted a campaign that focuses on addressing the basic needs of residents: roads, police and fire. He told Voice last month he was proud of his accomplishments in the council and he believed that would translate into voter support.
“We’re just very grateful to the voters in Chula Vista,” McCann said late at night. “I have dedicated more than four years to engaging and providing services to our citizens and we have been able to accomplish great things.”
That resonated with voters. Andrea Lopez-Villafaña spoke to South Bay voters at polling stations who mentioned that they were eager for change at City Hall.
Other racing scores in Chula Vista include the council and race city attorney. Democrat Carolina Chavez had a front over Republican Marco Contreras for the City Council’s District 1 seat. McCann now holds the chair. Steve Stenberg and Jose Preciado were neck and neck for District 2, which Galvez now represents.
Deputy City Attorney Simon Silva had a big advantage over his opponents for the city’s attorney race. He will face criminal defense attorney Dan Smith in November.
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