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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Toni Atkins Remains San Diego Mayor

As expected, Democrat Donna Frye won the election but failed to garner the majority of the votes to avoid a runoff election. Per election rules, the second-place candidate, former police chief Jerry Sanders, will oppose her.

And for now, Toni Atkins remains mayor pro term of San Diego.

Frye, Sanders to face each other in mayoral runoff
Councilwoman easily outdistances others, but fails to win election outright
By John Marelius

1:02 a.m. July 27, 2005

SAN DIEGO – Councilwoman Donna Frye, the surfboard shop owner who nearly captured the Mayor's Office with an improbable write-in campaign last year, moved a step closer to the prize Tuesday as she easily outdistanced a field of 10 other candidates in the special mayoral election.

But Frye fell short of getting a majority of the votes cast to win outright and will face a Nov. 8 runoff with former Police Chief Jerry Sanders.

Although Sanders' lead over businessman Steve Francis was a modest one, it held steady as the returns piled up, and Francis never gained significant ground on second place.

Click here to read the entire article from The San Diego Union-Tribune


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