By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Desmond has strong showing in primary election


Last updated 6/16/2018 at 5:27pm

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond established himself as the clear front-runner to replace termed-out Bill Horn as the District 5 representative on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors after winning 45.54 percent of the vote in the June 5 primary election.

Desmond garnered 52,508 votes while runner-up Michelle Gomez collected 26,001 (22.55 percent). Gomez, a legislative analyst and community advocate, earned the opportunity to face Desmond again in the November election by edging Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern, who came in third with 21,984 votes (19.07).

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