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The City Council district held by Democrats since 1987 turned crimson after the Nov. 2 election results came through. The Republican candidate, Lorie Zapf, had won.
Further south, the council race that divided labor groups and Democrats didn’t end up splitting residents. David Alvarez won nearly every neighborhood.
How these new council members affect city affairs in the coming years will remain to be seen, but for sure, the election’s outcome bolstered the Republican Party’s position.
Here’s what I found in District 6, a cluster of northern neighborhoods roughly surrounded by three interstates and Highway 52, and previously represented by Donna Frye.
And here are the results from District 8, where the city’s southernmost neighborhoods are separated by National City and Chula Vista. Two Democrats competed to follow Ben Hueso.