There’s just one City Council seat that San Diego voters can weigh in on Election Day: District 1, which is made up of the city’s northwestern neighborhoods.

In the latest edition of San Diego Explained, departing reporter Keegan Kyle and NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia break down what’s important to know about the race where Democrat incumbent Sherri Lightner and Republican challenger Ray Ellis are facing off. Whoever wins will determine the partisan makeup of the council.

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Make sure to check out our handy scorecard on where Lightner and Ellis stand on the issues.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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