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Decision 2018: Results in the San Diego City Council Races

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    City Council to Be Shaken Up Post-Election

    It's been roughly 30 years since an incumbent lost running for the San Diego City Council. NBC 7's Steven Luke has more on why that might happen twice this year. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    Two incumbent San Diego City Council members appear to have been unseated during the 2018 Midterm Elections, early polling numbers suggest. 

    It's been nearly three decades since a city council incumbent lost an election in the city of San Diego.

    Council members Lorie Zapf and Myrtle Cole, both Republicans, who represent Districts 2 and 4 respectively, will likely be unseated by their Democratic opponents, according to election results released Wednesday.

    Results San Diego City Council Races

    San Diego City Council District 2

    100% ReportingTue, Feb 5, 2019, 1:16 PM
    Jennifer Campbell

    22191

    57%
    Lorie Zapf

    16980

    43%

    San Diego City Council District 4

    100% ReportingFeb 5, 1:16 PM
    Monica Montgomery

    12358

    56%
    Myrtle Cole

    9688

    44%

    Results in City Council Races Part II

    San Diego City Council District 6

    100% ReportingTue, Feb 5, 2019, 1:16 PM
    Chris Cate

    18789

    56%
    Tommy Hough

    14998

    44%

    San Diego City Council District 8

    100% ReportingFeb 5, 1:16 PM
    Vivian Moreno

    8746

    52%
    Antonio Martinez

    8104

    48%

    Challengers Jennifer Campbell and Monica Montgomery appear headed to take over the seats of the two incumbents. 

    If both districts flip into Democratic control, what is currently a mostly nonpartisan 5-4 city council could become immune to Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto power. 

    "Even though the city council is supposed to be non-partisan, that's just not reality," said former councilmember Donna Frye. "The Democrats have their point of view, the Republicans have their point of view."

    Frye believes a "veto-proof" super majority will move the needle to the left in San Diego possibly bringing more attention and resources to issues like affordable housing and homelessness.

    "If the six Democrats vote together as a block, they will be able to pretty much put in place the budget they want and the mayor will not be able to veto it or to change that," Frye said.

    The most noticeable changes trickling down from city hall to city streets may come during next year's budget discussions.

    District 2 represents several beachside communities as well as Midway, Morena, Bay Park and Bay Ho.

    District 4 represents the central San Diego neighborhoods of Oak Park, Encanto, Paradise Hills and the surrounding areas