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Alejandra Sotelo-Solis Leading Candidate To Become National City's New Mayor

National City mayoral candidates Daniel Perez, Ditas Delossantos Yamane, R. Mitchel Beauchamp and Alejandra Sotelo-Solis are shown in this undated photo.
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National City mayoral candidates Daniel Perez, Ditas Delossantos Yamane, R. Mitchel Beauchamp and Alejandra Sotelo-Solis are shown in this undated photo.

National City

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis: 42.96%

Mitch Beauchamp: 15.06%

Daniel Perez: 11.50%

Ditas Yamane: 30.49%

Write-In Votes: 0.33%

100% precincts reporting

UPDATED: 12:08 p.m., Nov. 12, 2018

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UPDATED: 12:08 p.m., Nov. 12, 2018

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, City Councilwoman Alejandra Sotelo-Solis defeats three challengers to become National City's new mayor.

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Current National City Mayor Ron Morrison is terming out after 12 years in office.

The four candidates running to replace him are City Councilwoman Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, City Treasurer Mitch Beauchamp, loan officer and real estate agent Daniel Perez and Chairman of the National City Planning Commission Ditas Yamane.

Ditas Yamane

Ditas Yamane immigrated from the Philippines as a child and has been a business owner and resident in National City for over two decades. Yamane is focusing on affordable housing, public safety and job growth in her campaign.

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Mitch Beauchamp

Mitch Beauchamp currently serves as National City's treasurer and says that balancing the city's budget is one of his top priorities. He has served on the council before and says reducing traffic congestion and addressing the growing homeless population are also major concerns. He's a self-professed National City history buff and member of the San Diego Electric Railway Association, the oldest transcontinental railway depot in the United States.

Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez is a loan officer and real estate agent. He says his political aspirations came from simply being a concerned resident. He started attending city council meetings after getting frustrated with the traffic congestion in his neighborhood. He says his background in corporate finance will help him fix the city's deficit. If elected, he also hopes to make National City more business-friendly.

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis was born and raised in National City and has been on the council for ten years. She is hoping to give up the final two years of her city council term to be mayor. She says her top priorities for National City include safe neighborhoods, economic development and an improved quality of life. Solis and fellow Councilwoman Mona Rios have consistently voted against many of Mayor Ron Morrison's positions.