Report: Incumbent Roberts Concedes to Gaspar in Battle for 3rd District

Incumbent Dave Roberts has conceded in the District 3 race, according to a campaign spokesperson for Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar. NBC 7 has reached out to the Roberts campaign to confirm the report but has not received a response.

Roberts reportedly called Gaspar Monday morning to concede in the close race for County Board of Supervisors. The race has been close with just over 1,200 votes separating the two candidates.

"Supervisor Roberts called Supervisor-elect Gaspar this morning to offer his congratulations and graciously offered his assistance in the transition," according to a written statement from Gaspar's campaign.

Roberts has held the seat since 2012 when he beat out Republican Steve Danon, former chief of staff to Congressman Brian Bilbray. Roberts replaced Pam Slater-Price who retired after 20 years on the board.

Roberts was the only Democrat on the Board of Supervisors.

Kristin Gaspar, a Republican, has served as the mayor of Encinitas since 2014, and before that was a member of the Encinitas City Council.

The third district runs from northern San Diego up the coast to Encinitas and includes Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain and Tierrsanta.

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