Dianne Jacob, who grew up and attended schools in her East County district,
will apparently seek a new term in office. Supervisor Jacob filed a Form 501
“Candidate Intention” statement in the last 24 hours, clearing the decks for a
Ms. Jacob was last re-elected in 2008, with 77% of the vote, against an
active and energetic challenge by Rudy Reyes of Santee. Mr. Reyes was
endorsed by the San Diego Democratic party.
Republicans enjoy a 5-0 majority on the County Board of Supervisors,
in contrast to the 6-3 Democratic majority on the S.D. City Council.
Supervisor Jacob would be heavily favored to win again in her conservative East County balliwick.