Hubbard, Mosca ahead in Encinitas city races; Blakespear has wide margin for mayor

Council seats elected under district system for first time

North Coast Current

Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are leading their races for the first two by-district seats on the Encinitas City Council, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of 10:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Hubbard was ahead of incumbent Mark Muir in District 3 with 53.32 percent to 46.68 percent, with 75 percent of precincts reporting. The district includes Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Mosca, an appointed incumbent, was ahead of Tony Brandenburg in District 4 with 51.32 percent to 48.68 percent, with 71 percent of precincts reporting. The district includes Olivenhain.

In the Encinitas mayor’s race, which is an at-large election, incumbent Catherine Blakespear had a significant lead over her opponent, John Paul Elliott, 84.49 percent to 15.51 percent, with 63 percent of precincts reporting.

Full results for all regional races can be found at