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Chris Cate Takes Early Lead In City Council District 6 Race

A map shows San Diego City Council District 6, May 2018.

Photo by Susana Tsutsumi

Above: A map shows San Diego City Council District 6, May 2018.

UPDATE: 12:17 p.m., June 6, 2018:

Incumbent Chris Cate remains in the lead with 58.79 percent of the votes, with 69 percent of precincts reporting. Tommy Hough trails with 15.73 percent of the votes.

UPDATE: 11:31 p.m., June 5, 2018

Incumbent candidate Chris Cate has secured an early lead in the race for San Diego City Council District 6 with 59.26 percent of the votes with 55 percent of precincts reporting.

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Frustrations over housing development, homelessness and infrastructure are high among some voters in San Diego City Council District 6, which includes Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, eastern Clairemont, Rancho Penasquitos and Sorrento Valley.

In Clairemont, a recently approved Pure Water sewage pipeline running from the Morena area to Miramar to boost San Diego’s water independence is stirring concerns over potential leakage in residential neighborhoods.

RELATED: District 6 Council Candidates Outline Plans On Housing, Sewage Pipeline, Homelessness

Incumbent Chris Cate, a Republican, is facing several challengers in his bid for a second term. Cate sights improvements to infrastructure and public safety among some of the reasons he should be reelected.

His challengers are Jermiah Blattler, a small business owner; Kevin Egger, an IT professional; Tommy Hough, a broadcaster, and Matt Valenti, a lawyer. Fayaz Nawabi suspended his campaign in May after suffering a head injury.

The top two candidates in June will face off in the November general election.

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