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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Election update: Encinitas candidates ahead in Super Tuesday races

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Regional propositions headed to defeat with one exception
March 4, 2020
Encinitas-based officeholders and candidates made headway or held onto their seats based on preliminary results from March 3’s Super Tuesday elections.

Gaspar seeks 2nd county board term; 2 Encinitas hopefuls in race

County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
The seat has drawn a total of four candidates so far
May 3, 2019
San Diego County 3rd District Supervisor Kristin Gaspar announced May 3 that she will seek a second term on the board.

Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz announces run for supervisor

Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz. (Courtesy photo)
Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Renner also seeks county seat currently held by Kristin Gaspar
February 20, 2019
Longtime Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz officially launched her campaign Feb. 20 for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat representing the 3rd District. Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Remer is also an announced candidate for the district.

Encinitas leaders set priorities for 2017

Encintas City Council members Mark Muir (left), Tasha Boerner Horvath and Tony Kranz are sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 13. (Photo by Cam Buker)
Housing element, rail trail, homelessness among top priorities for newly elected council, county supervisor
January 6, 2017
In the wake of November’s election results, Encinitas has sworn in an entire City Council sans one seat.

Update: Gaspar, Schneider on track to win seats

Incumbents Roberts, Sinay concede in races for county supervisor and Encinitas schools
December 1, 2016
Outgoing Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar has earned enough votes to overtake incumbent Dave Roberts for San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3, election results show. Leslie Schneider moved ahead of incumbent Patricia Sinay for a seat on the Encinitas Union School Distirct board.

Latest tally: Blakespear holds Encinitas lead, Measure T out

Early leads in other key races continue; Roberts ahead for county supervisor
November 9, 2016
Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear retains her sound lead for the city's mayoral seat as housing Measure T fails, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, as of 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Incumbent Dave Roberts holds a narrow lead over current Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 race, county returns show. Local school improvement bonds are passing widely.

Blakespear, Kranz, Muir, Horvath ahead in Encinitas council races

Roberts ahead of Gaspar in race for District 3 San Diego County supervisor
November 9, 2016
Catherine S. Blakespear is on track to be the next mayor of Encinitas, with City Council incumbents Tony Kranz and Mark Muir, and newcomer Tasha Horvath Boerner, joining the dais, according to county election results as of 11:50 Tuesday night. Incumbent Dave Roberts was ahead in the District 3 race for San Diego County supervisor.

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

October 30, 2016
The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.

Blakespear announces run for Encinitas mayor

Encinitas Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear speaks to a full audience during her first City Council meeting Dec. 9, 2014. Blakespear has announced that she is running for mayor in 2016. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
March 4, 2016
Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear announced last week that she will run for mayor this year.

Fence, Montgomery track crossing among issues for Cardiff rail trail

Bicycle riders use a path alongside the rail line in Cardiff on Feb. 14. The area is a possible route for the Coastal Rail Trail. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
February 24, 2016
Cardiff’s section of the Coastal Rail Trail has stirred up controversy for almost two years now, but even with the Encinitas City Council’s approval, the project isn’t rolling forward just yet.

Encinitas mayor announces run for county supervisor seat

Kristin Gaspar joins Escondido Mayor Sam Abed in challenge for Dave Roberts’ chair
September 3, 2015

Kristin Gaspar, Encinitas’ first elected mayor, has announced she will run for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2016. Gaspar made the announcement Aug. 31. She will run for...

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