Roberts holds slight lead in Board of Supervisors race - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Roberts holds slight lead in Board of Supervisors race

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Dave Roberts held a slight lead over opponent Kristin Gaspar in his bid to remain on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for a second term.

Roberts had 50.9 percent of the vote, compared to 49.1 percent for Gaspar, the Encinitas mayor, with 397 of 423 precincts counted, according to unofficial results from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office.

Roberts survived a scandal over the way he managed his staff to make the runoff election with Gaspar. Last year, the Board of Supervisors agreed to pay $310,000 to settle claims brought by three former staffers who accused Roberts of misusing his powers.

Four years ago, he became the first Democrat to win a seat on the board in a couple of decades. Gaspar is the chief financial officer and business manager for Doctors of Physical Therapy, which has six North County offices.

"I think the voters responded positively to my message of service over the last four years," Roberts told City News Service.

The winner will represent more than 600,000 residents in the district that stretches from Del Mar, Miramar and Tierra Santa to Encinitas and Escondido.

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