Early vote tally: Carlsbad pool measure iffy; Blackburn ahead for mayor


Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

Carlsbad’s Measure J — which sought voter approval of a million-dollar increase for the updating of a city pool — was running just about 50/50 based on early results from the Nov. 8 elections.

Specifically, the measure proposed an amount of $1 million or more in existing city funds for updates to the Monroe Street Pool, raising the project’s cost from $22 million to $24 million.

Votes against the proposition were 81 ahead of those in support, 15,000 (50.14%) to 14,919 (49.86%), according to an early morning update from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

In the race for Carlsbad mayor, Keith Blackburn held an early wide lead (19,985 votes, or 70.04%) over competitor Michael Curtin (8,549 votes, 0r 29.96%).

Below are the early results for Carlsbad City Council races:

District 1 (northwest Carlsbad, including the Village)
Melanie Burkholder 2,419 (39.02%)
Sam Ward 2,206 (35.58%)
DeeDee Trejo-Rowlett 909 (14.66%)
Anthony Bona 296 (4.77%)
Cory Giegert 220 (3.55%)
Allen J. Manzano 150 (2.42%)

District 3 (middle Carlsbad, including portions of La Costa)
Priya Bhat-Patel 4,100 (53.99%)
Ray Pearson 3,494 (46.01%)

City Clerk (single candidate)
Sherry Freisinger 21,369 (100%)

City Treasurer
Craig J. Lindholm 16,996 (66.03%)
Lance Schulte 8,744 (33.97%)

Full results for all regional and state races can be found at www.livevoterturnout.com/ENR/sandiegocaenr/16/en/Index_16.html.