City Council Chooses District 2 Replacement - NBC 7 San Diego

City Council Chooses District 2 Replacement



    On Monday, City Council appointed Democrat Ed Harris to fill the vacant seat left by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. NBC 7’s Rory Devine talked with Harris about his goals. (Published Monday, April 7, 2014)

    The San Diego City Council has filled the vacant council seat left by Kevin Faulconer when he became mayor.

    On Monday, council appointed and swore in Democrat Ed Harris, a lifeguard union chief.

    The mostly Democratic council was expected to choose a Democrat, even though the seat was last held by a Republican.

    Although council seats are technically non-partisan, this appointment means there are now six Democrats and two Republicans on council. Six votes are needed to overrule a mayoral veto.

    Harris will represent District 2 until December and will not be allowed to run for the seat again in the general election.

    Seventeen candidates vied for the position.

    District 2 encompasses Bay Ho, Bay Park, Morena, Midway, North Bay, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Point Loma.

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