Jocelyn Lomahan
Jocelyn Lomahan. Campaign photo

Jocelyn Lomahan, a local realtor and businesswoman, Thursday launched her campaign for San Diego City Council, District 6.

“I’m running for City Council so that the next generation of San Diegans grow up hopeful and excited about building their lives in this beautiful city, just like I did,” she said. “I’m looking forward to showing the people of District 6 that I’m the right candidate to ensure “The San Diego Dream” remains within reach.

The district runs as far north as Rancho Penasquitos and includes Mira Mesa, Sorrento Valley, Clairemont Mesa and Kearny Mesa.

San Diego’s 6th District has been represented by Councilman Chris Cate since 2014. Cate is term-limited from running for reelection in 2022 and has endorsed Lomahan’s bid to succeed him.

“I am excited to endorse Jocelyn Lomahan because she is the community candidate that District 6 needs to continue the pursuit of economic vitality and public safety in all our neighborhoods,” Cate said.

Cate is the only Republican on the nine-member city council — although city council positions are officially nonpartisan.

Lomahan said that if elected, she would work to reduce homelessness, enhance public safety, make housing more affordable, and help San Diego’s small businesses recover from COVID-19. She released a launch video, titled “Our Dream,” that outlines her vision for the future of city.

In March, former radio broadcaster, environmental advocate and San Diego County Planning Commissioner Tommy Hough announced his campaign for the District 6 seat. Hough ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2018, coming up short to Cate — who won with 53% of the vote.

Kent Lee, the executive director of the Pacific Arts Movement, has also announced his candidacy.

City News Service contributed to this article.