Monica Montgomery Steppe takes an early lead in the District 4 supervisor race

SAN DIEGO – Monica Montgomery Steppe was ahead of Amy Reichert in early results from the special election for the District 4 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Tuesday’s election between San Diego City Council member Monica Montgomery Steppe and Reopen San Diego founder Amy Reichert was held to fill the seat vacated by former Supervisor Nathan Fletcher after he stepped down in his role as MTS board chairman Sexual misconduct was alleged in a lawsuit.

“As your supervisor, I look forward to working with you to combat homelessness, promote holistic public safety and invest in our county,” Montgomery Steppe said in an interview opinion Tuesday night. “Together we can move People’s County forward.”

In August, District 4 voters went to the polls to choose between four candidates in a primary. However, neither received more than the 50 percent majority needed to win outright, causing the special election to go into a runoff between the top two vote-getters.

Montgomery Steppe, a Democrat, received 41.70% of the vote in the Aug. 17 primary. Meanwhile, Reichert, a Republican, received 28.84% of the vote.

Whoever wins in the Nov. 7 runoff will serve the remainder of Fletcher’s term, which runs through January 2027.

FOX 5’s Danielle Dawson contributed to this report.

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