Barbara Bry, an entrepreneur who co-founded ProFlowers.com, was elected Tuesday to succeed council President Sherri Lightner in representing District 1.
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.
District 9 San Diego City Council candidate Georgette Gomez is introduced to Democrats by county chairwoman Francine Busby. Photo by Ken Stone
Democrat Barbara Bry, whose GOP challenger dropped out of the race, won the District 1 seat on the San Diego City Council. Photo by Chris Stone
Georgette Gomez arrives at Golden Hall with her District 9 San Diego City Council supporters. Photo by Chris Stone