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Roberts, Jacob and Cox sworn into new supervisor terms

Hundreds gathered Monday at the San Diego County Operations Center, leaving standing room only in the meeting hall chambers and a line well out the door, to witness the swearing in of three county legislators.

Todd Gloria elected City Council president

Councilmember Todd Gloria was elected president of the San Diego City Council on Monday with the unanimous support of his colleagues.

Filner outlines main priorities for next 4 years

Mayor Bob Filner, members of San Diego’s City Council and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith officially took over the reins on Monday at an inauguration ceremony in Balboa Park. The recently elected public officials stepped into their roles after taking an oath of office in front of a few hundred attendees, including dignitaries from across the state and neighboring Mexico.

Sanders hopes to be remembered for financial reforms

In his final press conference as San Diego's mayor, Jerry Sanders said Wednesday he would like to be remembered for helping end the city's financial troubles.

Bilbray concedes to Peters in Congressional race

Democrat Scott Peters can now call himself the Congressman –elect of California’s 52nd Congressional District.

Danon concedes to Roberts in District 3 supervisors race

Steve Danon has conceded in the race against Dave Roberts for the District 3 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Peters, Roberts still leading

Scott Peters added more to his lead Wednesday in the race for the 52nd Congressional District seat against incumbent Brian Bilbray, as reported by another round of absentee ballot counts from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. The same goes for Dave Roberts and his lead in his contest against Steve Danon for the District 3 Board of Supervisors slot.

Peters and Roberts pad leads

Dave Roberts held a lead of 2,688 votes over Steve Danon in their bid for the District 3 Board of Supervisors seat, while in the 52nd Congressional District Scott Peters is also expanding his lead over incumbent Brian Bilbray by 2,660 votes.

Peters continues to lead Bilbray for 52nd District seat

Scott Peters extended his lead over Brian Bilbray in the race for the 52nd Congressional District, according to results released by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Monday.

Peters continues to add to lead over Bilbray

Democrat Scott Peters padded his advantage over Brian Bilbray by 520 votes and now leads the incumbent Republican Congressman by 1,334 votes after the latest results were released Friday.

Roberts expands lead in District 3 race

Dave Roberts has expanded his lead slightly over Steve Danon in the District 3 Board of Supervisors race after the release of a second round of late absentee and provisional ballot counts.

Outgoing Mayor Sanders named chamber CEO

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Thursday he will be the new CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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2012 General Election Results, Tuesday, Nov. 6th

National Election News

Obama Wins Re-election With Defeat of Romney in Crucial States

Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election today by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math.

Obama takes NH, Pa., trails in electoral count

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.


City Attorney Goldsmith settles in for second term

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith four years ago walked into an elected office being paid an unusual amount of attention.

Carl DeMaio

Carl DeMaio is a businessman-turned-civic watchdog who is running for San Diego Mayor.

Bob Filner

Bob Filner received a Ph.D. in the history of Science from Cornell University in 1969. Shortly after, he moved to San Diego and it has been his home for over four decades.

2012 Election videos

Councilman DeMaio concedes

Nov. 7, 2012 -- Councilman Carl DeMaio held a press conference Wednesday to concede defeat in his bid to become mayor of San Diego after a tight contest against Democratic Rep. Bob Filner.

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