April 19, 2024
LaShae Sharp-Collins. Marketing campaign photograph

Dr. LaShae Sharp-Collins has claimed a runoff place within the race for state Meeting within the 79th District, pulling forward of Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez in the course of the prolonged vote rely since March 5.

Sharp-Collins, a Neighborhood Engagement Specialist for the San Diego County Workplace of Training, has 30.3% of the vote to Vasquez’ 30.1% in unofficial ultimate outcomes.

Sharp-Collins referred to as on Vasquez’ supporters to again her within the basic election in opposition to La Mesa Metropolis Councilman Colin Mother or father, who acquired 39.6% of the first vote.

“With simply over 60% of the whole vote for myself and for Mayor Vasquez, it’s clear the 79th Meeting District helps girls, girls’s rights to reproductive selection, and making our district an equitable, environmentally sound, accessible, and inexpensive place to stay,” stated Sharp-Collins.

She has received the endorsement of the California Democratic Occasion, the California Labor Federation and Secretary of State Shirley Weber.

Mother or father is backed by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, YIMBY Democrats of San Diego and Rep. Scott Peters, amongst others.

The district, which stretches from southeast San Diego to El Cajon, is at the moment represented by Dr. Akilah Weber, who’s working for state Senate.