Candidates For City Council
Sherri Lightner has beaten Ray Ellis, 53 percent to 47 percent, in San Diego City Council District 1. Win means Democrats retain their majority.
The Democrats on the San Diego City Council came out strongly today in defense of Councilwoman Sherri Lightner. Lightner is running for re-election and the race is getting heated.
The two candidates for City Council District 1 traded barbs and shared their stances on traffic issues, pensions, water policy and partisanship during discussions on KPBS Midday and Evening Edition Wednesday.
As the countdown to Election Day continues, most San Diego voters are focused on the mayor’s race. But there is another seat up for grabs, and it’s one that could determine the political leaning of the San Diego City Council.
Businessman Scott Sherman was the outright victor in the San Diego City Council District 7 race today, while businessman Ray Ellis and incumbent Councilwoman Sherri Lightner were headed for a runoff in District 1.
The four candidates for San Diego City Council District 1 are making that election one of the most competitive this year.
Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, La Jolla Village, North City, Sorrento Valley, Torrey Pines, Torrey Preserve, University City
City Council candidate Ray Ellis spent most of his life building businesses and raising a family. Like many of us he wasn’t involved in the politics of our city –when he wanted to help the community he got involved in private organizations and charities.
Since taking office in 2008, Councilmember Sherri Lightner has served the communities of District 1, balancing fiscal responsibility with preserving public safety and neighborhood services.