Primary Results Set Races for City Council Seats

Four seats on the San Diego City Council will be up for grabs in November and one race will be without an incumbent. 

City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, a Republican, will face retired doctor Jennifer Campbell, a Democrat for the District 2 seat in November.

City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, a Democrat, will face Democratic civil rights lawyer Monica Montgomery for the District 4 seat in November.

City Councilman Chris Cate, a Republican, will face Democratic broadcaster and environmental advocate Tommy Hough for the District 6 seat in November.

In District 8, Democrat Vivian Moreno, a political staffer in City Councilman David Alvarez’ office will be on the November ballot in the general election race but her challenger is still undecided.

Alvarez has termed out of his seat.


A 2016 ballot initiative changed procedure in San Diego. No City Council candidate can win a seat outright in a primary. As a result, the two candidates with the most votes in June will advance to the November runoff.

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