Campbell to Face Zapf in November District 2 City Council Race

by on June 6, 2018 · 5 comments

in Ocean Beach

Jen Campbell will face off with incumbent Lorie Zapf next November for the District 2 City Council seat. Zapf ended up with about 8400 votes or 44.6% of the primary vote and Campbell had just over 4000 votes for 21.3%.

Bryan Pease was a close third with less than 3500 votes for 18.4% of the vote. Jordan Beane, the third Democratic challenger, had nearly 1700 votes for 9%. The minor candidates all together totaled a little over 6%.

What does all this mean? Besides OB and Point Loma being dominated by voters in Clairemont, the base for both Zapf and Campbell, it overall looks at the possibility of a very close race in November between Zapf and Campbell. Tallying up all the votes for the 3 main Democrats (Campbell, Pease, Beane), we have 48% with Zapf at potentially 47%.



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Bryan Pease June 6, 2018 at 10:21 am

These are unofficial results. There are still several thousand ballots left to be counted–many mailed as late as yesterday.


Frank Gormlie June 6, 2018 at 11:12 am

Okay; we’ll stay vigilant for the final numbers.


Brett Warnke June 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

I’d love to know how OB voted in comparison to previous years, whether the turnout was higher/lower than usual? I spoke with poll workers who said it was steady–no greater than previous years, which is disappointing. But I’m curious to know if any get-out-the vote operations were successful or if we’re stagnant. Zapf was clearly heavily funded (great article in May by the way about her failure to attend meetings!)


Colin Purdy June 6, 2018 at 10:42 am

Has District 2 ‘always’ included Clairemont, or did the District’s borders change with the redistricting that I think happened several years ago?


Frank Gormlie June 6, 2018 at 11:15 am

Colin – yes, the boundaries changed – and all of a sudden Zapf found herself in D2 – which then allowed her to run for a 3rd term via a loophole in the municipal code.
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