Unofficial election returns show Measures T, MM pass in Del Mar

Below are unofficial results, without mail-in ballots, for Del Mar races from the Nov. 6 election. For the latest results visit


Del Mar City Council

Terry Gaasterland

Terry Gaasterland

Terry Gaasterland and incumbent Dwight Worden are leading for the two available seats on the council, with 33.59 and 28.29 percent, respectively.

Gaasterland, a scientist and Design Review Board member who has lived in the city for 15 years, has said she wants to prioritize undergrounding utilities, protecting neighborhoods from fire, improving views, preserving beaches and saving neighborhood character.

Dwight Worden

Dwight Worden

Worden, the city’s current mayor and a 37-year resident, has run his campaign vowing to prioritize residents and local control; make downtown vibrant by carrying out the area’s streetscape program; and undergrounding power lines. With absentee ballots still left to be counted, Brian Fletcher trailed close behind Worden by 88 votes.

Dan Quirk also ran for a council seat.

Del Mar Union School District

Scott Wooden, Katherine Fitzpatrick and Doug Rafner have won the three seats on the school board, unofficial results show.

A total of six candidates were vying for the three open spots, including incumbents Rafner and Wooden. Wooden was the top vote-getter with 19.48 percent of the vote.

Measure T

An open parcel in the city’s downtown village area may be revitalized, as unofficial returns show voters are significantly approving a mixed-use project at 941 Camino Del Mar.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting so far, voters have voted in favor of the project by 79.86 percent.

The development is proposed to include about 4,400 square feet of commercial space, six market-rate condominiums and two apartments dedicated as affordable housing units.

Measure R

Measure R, a measure designed to amend regulations for the development of beachfront property, was voted down by 84 percent of voters.

Measure P

With Measure P, 60.47 percent of voters approved amending the city charter to establish maximum local control over land use and zoning.

Measure MM

With 100 percent of precincts reporting so far, voters have voted in favor of the Del Mar Union School District’s $186 million general obligation bond with 59.97 percent of the vote.

The bond would provide funding for facilities needs at schools across the district, including a ninth district school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, a reconstruction of Del Mar Heights and a remodel of Del Mar Hills Academy.

Other races

In other elections, Carmel Valley resident Matt Brower unofficially won at presstime the Superior Court No. 37 seat with 58.89 percent of the counted votes over opponent Gary Kreep who received 41.1 percent.

In the 52nd Congressional District Democrat Scott Peters u nofficially won with 61.24 percent over the vote. His Republican opponent Omar Qudrat received 38.76 percent of the vote as of presstime for this newspaper.

In the 49th Congressional District, Democrat Mike Levin was leading at press time with 56.8 percent of the vote (San Diego portion only) over Republican opponent Diane Harkey, who had received 43.1 percent of the vote (San Diego portion only) at presstime.


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