San Diego City Council Race Too Close to Call

More than 70 percent of the precincts still must be counted

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    While one San Diego City council race was still too close to call at midnight on Tuesday, another closely watched race seems settled.

    The District 6 race is still too close to call. Absentee returns show a close race with Lorie Zapf and Howard Wayne each garnering about 50 percent of the vote, with 28 percent of the precincts counted.

    In the City Council's District 8 race, David Alvarez led with 59.7 percent of the vote to Felipe Hueso's 40.3 percent, with 25 percent of the votes counted.

    Wayne, a deputy attorney general and former member of the state Assembly, and businesswoman Zapf are vying for the City Council seat currently held 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.

    Alvarez is a staffer for Sen. Denise Ducheney, D-San Diego. Hueso is an educator and attorney. District 8 includes the communities of Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, Stockton, Logan Heights, Memorial, Southcrest, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro.

    Both are vying to fill the seat being vacated by City Council President Ben Hueso, who is running for state Assembly. Felipe Hueso is Ben Hueso's brother.