One of my favorite Voice of San Diego traditions comes every Election Day where I attempt to beat up on my boss.

VOSD CEO Scott Lewis and I have bet a free lunch against each other every Election Day since I arrived here. For those unfamiliar with my personal history in San Diego, we have two elections in the books. Lewis beat me in June 2010 and I beat him that November.

Now is time for the rubber match. We’re calling this one Lewis-Dillon III: The Rumble in Point Loma.

The last Election Day we opened the contest up to our readers. And we’re doing it again this time. We’re predicting the results of eight city of San Diego, San Diego County, state and federal races. That includes two questions about the San Diego mayor’s race. If you get everything correct, lunch is on us. Last time, we had 42 entries, but just one winner.

Here’s how to play. For seven of the nine picks, we’ve laid out a candidate or a proposition and a percentage. You decide if you think Tuesday’s result will be “over” or “under” that percentage. For the final two questions, you list the names.

You can fill out your contest ballot by clicking this link, which will direct you to a survey. (A plug: If you were a VOSD member, you could have started voting in the contest last week.) We’ll sort it all out after Election Day.

1. Proposition A. City of San Diego PLA Ban. 53.2 percent, Yes.

2. Proposition B. City of San Diego Pension Initiative. 59.9 percent, Yes.

3. Proposition 29, State Cigarette Tax. 50.5 percent, Yes.

4. San Diego Council District 1. Sherri Lightner’s Total. 38 percent.

5. San Diego Council District 7. Scott Sherman’s Total. 32 percent.

6. San Diego County District 3. Steve Danon’s Total. 36 percent.

7. San Diego Mayor. Carl DeMaio’s Total. 37 percent.

8. U.S. Congress 52nd District. Who Advances to Face Brian Bilbray, Lori Saldaña or Scott Peters?

9. San Diego Mayor. Rank the Four Candidates in Order: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner, Nathan Fletcher.

Finally, a disclaimer. None of this should be construed as an endorsement for any of the candidates or propositions. It’s simply a fun, semi-educated guess.

Have fun!

Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at or 619.550.5663.

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Liam Dillon

Liam Dillon was formerly a senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He led VOSD’s investigations and wrote about how regular people...

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