SAN DIEGO — Incumbent Nathan Fletcher built an early lead in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4 race, early results in the California General Election showed.

As of Wednesday evening, Fletcher was still leading and had received about 65% of the vote compared to his opponent Amy Reichert’s about 35%. There were still 8,700 projected outstanding ballots countywide, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

Fletcher is the incumbent supervisor in District 4 and current chairman of the board. His re-election campaign has been endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party and Gov. Gavin Newsom, among other organizations and elected officials. Reichert is a state licensed investigator and co-founder of ReOpen San Diego. 

District 4 spans many central areas within the city of San Diego from Clairemont to Rolando, along with the East County cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove as well as Spring Valley. The region is 101 square miles — 78 incorporated, 23 unincorporated — and is the most ethnically diverse district in the county, according to Fletcher’s website. Its population is more than 675,000.