Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Racial Justice | Tracking COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Update: City Attorney Candidate Hickey’s Voting Records

Photo caption:

Photo by MILAN KOVACEVIC

Robert Hickey, left, and Mara Elliott speak at Politifest at San Diego State University, Sept. 24, 2016.

Before the June election, KPBS looked into what elections local candidates had missed, but City Attorney candidate Robert Hickey’s records weren't public because he's a deputy district attorney. Now, he's released his records.

Before the June election, KPBS looked into what elections local candidates had missed, but City Attorney candidate Robert Hickey’s records weren't public because he's a deputy district attorney and part of the confidential voter program.

Now, Hickey's campaign has released his records to KPBS.

They show the Republican candidate missed five out of 29 elections since 1996. That includes presidential primaries in 2004 and 2008, and a special San Diego election in 2006 when Kevin Faulconer ran against Lorena Gonzalez for City Council.

Here's the full list:

  • Statewide special election: 5/19/2009
  • Presidential primary: 2/5/2008
  • San Diego special election, 2nd Council District: 1/10/2006
  • Presidential primary: 3/2/2004
  • Special election, library ordinance: 3/2/1999

(Records back to 1996.)

His opponent Democrat Mara Elliott missed one election:

  • San Diego special election, 6th Council District: 4/17/2001

(Records back to 1996.)

In a statement, Hickey said:

"I'm proud of my voting record, making it to 87 percent of elections while raising two small children and managing a busy legal career."

Election 2020 news coverage

FEATURED PODCAST

San Diego News Matters podcast branding

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

  • Don’t have time to keep up on the latest news? We’ve got you covered with a mid-week check-in every Wednesday afternoon.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Photo of Claire Trageser

Claire Trageser
Investigative Reporter

opening quote marksclosing quote marksAs a member of the KPBS investigative team, my job is to hold the powerful in San Diego County accountable. I've done in-depth investigations on political campaigns, police officer misconduct and neighborhood quality of life issues.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.