February 21, 2024
Monica Montgomery Steppe. Marketing campaign photograph

Barely half an hour after polls closed, San Diego Metropolis Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe declared victory within the particular election to interchange Nathan Fletcher on the Board of Supervisors.

With 106,505 mail and early voting ballots counted, Montgomery Steppe led group activist and COVID lockdown opponent Amy Reichert by 61.45% to 38.55% — a margin of almost 20,000 votes.

“We elected the primary Black lady Supervisor in San Diego County,” she mentioned in posts on Fb and X. “Thanks for voting, donating and having these robust conversations together with your neighbors over the previous few weeks.”

“As your Supervisor, I stay up for teaming up with you to sort out homelessness, promote holistic public security, and spend money on the county.”

Montgomery Steppe will characterize District 4, which encompasses La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Helix, Dehesa, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley and the San Diego neighborhoods of Azalea Park, Bankers Hill, Bay Ho, Metropolis Heights, Clairemont Mesa, Encanto, Grantville, Hillcrest, Linda Vista, Mission Hills, Regular Heights, Rolando, Skyline, College Heights and Valencia Park.

Her victory returns Democrats to a 3-2 majority on the county board.

Fletcher represented District 4 for over 4 years till he resigned Might 15 amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault, which he has denied.