I’m happy and so inspired to report that the initial returns look successful for my race and the other City Council candidates who I serve with and strongly support – Tony Kranz and Kellie Hinze!
Encinitas vote tallies at 10:50 p.m. on election night with 59.7% of ballots counted. Click on the image above for updates.
These numbers show your confidence in our leadership and support for our progress in creating an even better city together.
I’m so grateful for the steadfast support of so many of you who sent me supportive notes, donated your hard-earned money, waved signs, delivered fliers, and participated online or in forums. Sincere thanks to each of you for all the enthusiasm and incredible energy that created our victory!
This has been a contentious campaign and one of my top commitments is to serve as the mayor for all of Encinitas. As I’ve said before, tomorrow we’ll still be neighbors, colleagues, friends and family members – one community. And I take that to heart.
I also want to thank the candidates who ran in our three races, because their questions and focus on certain issues raised the conversation and shined a light on the city’s approach. We debated and defended the issues, which makes for a better citizenry.
In other races that effect Encinitas voters, I’d like to congratulate Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who appears to have a sizeable lead over Supervisor and former Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, as well as our Congressman Mike Levin, and our Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, who both appear to be handily winning their re-elections.