Judge Jan Goldsmith jumped out to a big early lead over City Attorney Mike Aguirre in the first round of results released at 8 p.m. by the county Registrar of Voters, grabbing 60.5 percent of the vote compared to Aguirre’s 39.5 percent.

The city attorney’s race tally represented 18.5 percent of the total vote.

Aguirre’s political consultant, Chris Crotty, said earlier today that the incumbent would be in good shape if he was within 7 percent or 8 percent of Goldsmith, as absentee voters in the past have tended to be more conservative.

Here’s how the other San Diego races shaped up after the absentee ballots were counted:

  • City Council District 1: Sherri Lightner garnered 50.48 percent compared to Phil Thalheimer’s 49.52 percent.
  • District 3: Todd Gloria grabbed 54.55 percent of the early vote while Stephen Whitburn tallied 45.45 percent.
  • District 7: April Boling leads with 51.3 percent compared to Marti Emerald’s 48.7 percent.
  • Proposition A (Firefighting tax): Winning 62.5 percent to 37.4 percent. But a two-thirds majority is needed.
  • Proposition B (Building a deck over the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal): Trailing 71 percent to 28.9 percent.
  • Proposition C (Mission Bay Park funding): Winning 68.2 to 31.7 percent.
  • Proposition D (Beach booze ban): Ahead 63.5 percent to 36.4 percent.
  • Proposition S ($2.1 billion school construction bond): Winning 63.21 percent to 36.79 percent. (The proposition needs 55 percent to win.)
  • San Diego Unified School District Board: Shelia Jackson leads Xang Yang 61.61 percent to 38.39 percent; Mitz Lee leads John Lee Evans 50.25 percent to 49.75 percent and Richard Barrera, who’s running unopposed, has 100 percent of the vote.

For full results, go to the registrar’s website. The first count released totals absentee ballots; there’s generally a long pause between this first round and the second round of numbers.


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