Chula Vista Mayor candidate John McCann speaks to a news station at the Republican election party held at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego on Nov. 8, 2022. / Photo by Brittany Cruz-Fejeran
Chula Vista candidate for mayor John McCann speaks to reporters at the Republican election party held at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego on Nov. 8, 2022. / Photo by Brittany Cruz-Fejeran for Voice of San Diego

This post originally appeared in the Nov. 9 Morning Report. Get the daily newsletter in your inbox for free today.

Update: We added new numbers for the mayoral race in Imperial Beach.

Councilman John McCann took an early lead in the vote count against Ammar Campa-Najjar in the Chula Vista mayor’s race. The candidates fought a heated battle for the seat with accusations flying in both directions since the beginning of the race. McCann, a Republican, ran a campaign that focused on his experience on the council. He told Voice back in May that Chula Vista was in need of common sense leadership. 

National City: Late Tuesday night, Ron Morrison held a lead over opponents for mayor in National City. As of Wednesday afternoon, Morrison had a less than 6 percentage-point lead over Councilman Jose Rodriguez.

Morrison is a councilman and former mayor of the city. If the lead holds as remaining votes are counted, he will beat the sitting mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, and fellow councilman Rodriguez. Sotelo-Solis lost the support of labor unions and the Democratic Party and her colleague, Councilman Marcus Bush. But the battle that ensued between Rodriguez and Sotelo-Solis, two Democrats, allowed Morrison to likely prevail.

In Imperial Beach: Tuesday night Paloma Aguirre had a less than 4 percentage-point lead over Shirley Nakawatase in the race for mayor in Imperial Beach. But that gap shrunk to less than 1 percentage-point by Wednesday.

Scott Lewis contributed to this post.

Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Managing Editor, Daily News Andrea oversees the production of daily news stories for Voice of San Diego. She welcomes conversations...

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