San Diego (KUSI) – Ramesa City Council member Dr. Akira Weber was on the verge of being elected to the 79th Parliamentary District Seat on Wednesday until her mother Shirley was appointed Secretary of State from 2012 to December.
Young Democrat Weber won 52.14% of the votes in the special elections, according to the results of Thursday’s final informal election night by the San Diego County Voter Registration Authority.
According to voter registrar, the expected number of pending votes is 9,500. If Weber’s total remains above 50%, she will be elected without a final vote. If it falls below 50%, she will face Marco Contreras, the only Republican in the field of five candidates, in the June 8 final vote.
Contreras has 33.33% of the votes cast and is the only other candidate with over 9%.
“Tonight’s victory and these results are staggering,” Weber said. “I was deeply honored and humbled by the faith that voters put in me. My campaign is one to create a healthier community for everyone who lives and works in District 79. Focus on mission.
“There are votes that haven’t been counted yet, but I want to restore economic prosperity, expand quality health care, invest in education, and start that job of protecting our environment. There are countless challenges ahead to creating a fair and prosperous California, but I know we can work together to achieve these essential ambitions. “
Weber is also an obstetrician and gynecologist who leads the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Department at Lady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
Contreras is the owner of Rancho Customs Brokers, a provider of custom compliance and consulting services.
Leticia Munguia, Business Representative of the US County and Municipal Employees’ Federation in District 36, which represents civil servants throughout Southern California, is third, with 8.12% of the votes cast, and Bell Middle School teacher Shane Susanne Palmery. Followed on. At 5.19%.
Restorative justice consultants, activists and preachers working in the juvenile justice field ranked fifth with 1.22%.
The district consists of southeastern San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Chula Vista, Bonita, and part of National City.
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