Barbara Bry at Election Central in downtown San Diego on Tuesday night. Photo by Chris Stone

Barbara Bry, an entrepreneur who co-founded ProFlowers.com, was elected Tuesday to succeed council President Sherri Lightner in representing District 1.

Georgette Gomez arrives at Golden Hall with her District 9 San Diego City Council supporters. Photo by Chris Stone

Bry received 66 percent of the vote. Her opponent Ray Ellis, previously dropped out of the race, but his name was still on the ballot. The district covers Carmel Valley, La Jolla and University City.

Ricardo Flores initially led in his bid to succeed his boss, Marti Emerald, in the San Diego City Council District 9 race, but challenger Georgette Gomez had moved to a narrow lead by early Wednesday.

Gomez defeated Flores 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent with all precincts counted.

Flores is the chief of staff for Emerald, who opted to not run for re-election. Gomez is a longtime community organizer and activist with the Environmental Health Coalition.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.