April 19, 2024
Andrea Cardenas. Picture by way of @UnivisionSD X

Just lately ousted Chula Vista Metropolis Councilmember Andrea Cardenas is unlikely to win her former seat once more after the most recent vote tally, after a robust preliminary exhibiting.

Barring a flurry of late votes in her favor, her reelection probabilities for Chula Vista Metropolis Council’s District 4 seat are subsequent to zero, in line with the newest vote information launched Friday.

At one level, Cardenas was inside a number of share factors of the election’s chief — Cesar Fernandez, a instructor and faculty trustee — on election night time. She has since slipped to fifth, behind Fernandez, businessman Rudy Ramirez, enterprise proprietor Delfina Gonzalez, educator, engineer and government Christine Brady.

Rounding out the race are Jose Sarmiento, financial institution supervisor, with 5.4%, and  write-in candidate Leticia Lares.

Except one thing main modifications with the remaining ballots, Fernandez and Ramirez will face off within the November election.

The District 4 seat is unoccupied after Cardenas resigned final month and the remaining council members declared it formally vacant on Feb. 26.

Cardenas — who alongside along with her brother Jesus pleaded responsible to 2 felony counts of grand theft for fraudulently acquiring a COVID-relief mortgage for his or her political consulting enterprise and utilizing the cash for private bills, and for unlawfully acquiring state unemployment advantages — remained on the poll, however was not actively campaigning.

Chula Vista Metropolis Council District 3, protecting the southeastern quadrant of town, is represented by Alonso Gonzalez, who’s termed out.

Metropolis commissioner Michael Inzunza holds a commanding lead for District 3, pulling in 49.6% of the vote. Leticia Munguia, nonprofit director, and Daniel Rice-Vazquez, businessman, have been competing for second place with 17.5% and 16% of the vote, respectively.

Town lawyer race is a runoff to fill the rest of a time period ending in December 2026, after Simon Silva received the 2022 election regardless of dying earlier than Election Day, and officers have been unable to take away his title from the poll.

Marco Verdugo, deputy metropolis lawyer, holds a 58.5%-41.5% lead over Bart Miesfield, retired municipal lawyer.

The subsequent vote complete replace is anticipated after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.