The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support a special election to fill the District 4 seat.
Here’s how the process will work for replacing Mr. Fletcher:
- June 6: Nomination Deadline
- August 15: Special Primary Election
- November 7: Special General Election (If no candidate gets over 50% in primary)
I’m glad we could all agree on the need for a special election. The people of San Diego County deserve a fair and democratic process that respects their rights and values their input.
Holding a special election ensures that San Diego County residents can choose their representatives fairly and transparently.
It’s important for the 700,000 people that live in District 4 to decide directly who will represent them for the next three years. The people that live in this district deserve to have their voices heard.
A special election will ensure that the residents can evaluate and compare the candidates, their positions, and their qualifications rather than be decided by four politicians outside District 4.
San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond