For First Time, Bry Has Slight Lead Over Sherman for Second Slot in San Diego Mayor’s Race

by on March 17, 2020 · 6 comments

in Election, Ocean Beach, San Diego

For the first time, Councilwoman Barbara Bry has bypassed Scott Sherman for the second slot in a November runoff for San Diego mayor against Assemblyman Todd Gloria.

Two things: it’s a very tiny lead of only 9 votes, but her lead could very well improve as more ballots are counted.

This was the result of ballot counting results released Monday, March 16.

On the actual election primary day, Sherman had a lead of over 3,000 votes over Bry. But ever since, that lead has been chipped away.

There are another 37,000 countywide ballots still to be counted but it’s not known how many are from city voters. There should be another update today around 5 pm. Supposedly, the late-arriving ballots have been going in Bry’s direction as more Democrats than Republicans held back casting their ballots due to the uncertainty of the Democratic presidential race at the time.

Also, if the lead is slim, either candidate could call for a re-count. San Diego Union-Tribune

What does this mean?

It could mean that Todd Gloria will run against Bry in the General Election this November. If enough Sherman voters vote for Bry in a “revenge-type” mode, she could be the next Democratic mayor for San Diego.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Geoff Page March 17, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Go Barbara! Love to see an election between her and Gloria.


Daniel Smiechowski March 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

If Bry should hold her lead, credit Tom as the mastermind. Both Tom and Larry would agree that if Bry goes to the General we can finally kiss Todd au revoir for good.


Frank Gormlie March 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Barbara Bry widened her lead over Scott Sherman on Tuesday, March 17, for the second slot in a November runoff for San Diego mayor.

Bry’s lead increased from nine votes to 169 votes when the county Registrar of Voters added more late-arriving ballots to the candidate totals. Bry seems likely to keep the second slot, based on how the ballots have trended since the primary.


Lyle March 18, 2020 at 7:14 pm

Currently: Bry = 79047, Sherman = 78603. Yay !!


Ted Elliott March 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Bry, all the way, I voted twice for her, I knew it would be close.


Geoff Page March 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

Only twice Ted?


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