Originally published November 3, 2010 at 2:02 a.m., updated November 3, 2010 at 12:56 a.m.
Businesswoman Lorie Zapf appeared headed toward victory Tuesday in the race for the San Diego City Council's District 6 seat, while David Alvarez was the winner in District 8.
November 2010 Election Results
SAN DIEGO Republican businesswoman Lorie Zapf appeared headed toward victory Tuesday in the race for the San Diego City Council's District 6 seat, while David Alvarez was the winner in District 8.
The battle over who will succeed Democrat Donna Frye in the 6th District council seat has attracted more than a million dollars.
Zapf said her priorities are clear.
"Fundamental reform, just like I ran on. This is what the voters want, they want pension reform, they want services to be put out for competitive bidding to bring cost efficiencies and savings to the city in order to fill those darn potholes," she said.
Zapf‘s campaign has raised $330,000 compared to Wayne’s $275,000. Democrats and labor had spent $590,000 to keep the seat in Democratic hands. Republicans and business interests spent $513,000 to swing it to the Republican side.
Zapf's opponent Democrat Howard Wayne was a no show at Golden Hall last night and declined to comment for this story.
In District 8, Council President Ben Hueso is leaving office to run for State Assembly. His older brother Felipe Hueso, an attorney, ran against David Alvarez, who works in the office of State Senator Denise Ducheny. Both are Democrats.
Alvarez won with about 60 percent of the vote. His was a grassroots campaign against an established political family, Alvarez said.
"it was definitely tough. But people were ready to go in a different direction in this district," he said.
He said he's hoping the Council will act on San Diego's $72 million budget deficit as soon as possible.