SAN DIEGO — Incumbent Dr. Jennifer Campbell built an early lead in the San Diego City Council District 2 race, early results in the General Election showed.

As of Thursday evening, Campbell was still leading and had received over 56% of the vote compared to her opponent Dr. Linda Lukacs’s nearly 44%. There were still 5,800 projected outstanding ballots countywide, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

District 2 includes the communities of Clairemont, Linda Vista, the Midway District, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Point Loma, according to the City of San Diego website. 

Campbell, a family physician, was elected to represent the district in 2018 by defeating Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf, giving the Democrats a 6-3 council majority at the time.  

She enters her re-election bid with lofty priorities on housing, public safety and the environment as well as some high-profile endorsements, including from state Sen. Toni Atkins, Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, among others. 

Lukacs is a dentist and educator.