City of San Diego

City Council, 4th District

Henry Foster

Henry Foster

Democrat | Birthdate: Dec 17, 1971 (Age 52)

Councilmember, City of San Diego
District Analysis
District map

San Diego's 4th Council District is a historically significant and culturally rich area, characterized by its large, geographically compact Black population and diverse ethnic communities. The district, which largely respects its historical boundaries, encompasses several neighborhoods and community planning areas, each contributing to its unique identity.

The district includes parts of City Heights, the Eastern Area (specifically Oak Park and Webster), Encanto Neighborhoods, Skyline-Paradise Hills, and a portion of Southeastern San Diego's Mountain View area. These neighborhoods are integral to the district's cultural fabric and history.

Neighborhoods like Alta Vista, Bay Terraces, Broadway Heights, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Jamacha, Lincoln Park, Lomita, and Valencia Park are known for their strong sense of community and cultural vibrancy. These areas are characterized by their residential nature, local businesses, and community-focused initiatives.

The district has a significant Black influence, reflected in its churches, schools, and neighborhoods, which have been central to the community's identity and history. This aspect has been a key consideration in maintaining the district's boundaries and ensuring fair representation.

The addition of Ridgeview and Mountain View to the district, following public testimony on the interests of these communities, further emphasizes the district's commitment to representing its diverse population. However, Mount Hope and the northwestern portion of Mountain View were kept in District 9 to enhance the Latino population and Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) in that area.

Natural boundaries, including the city's limits, Interstate 15, and State Route 94 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway), define the district's geographical scope, contributing to its compact nature.

In terms of demographics, District 4's population is diverse, with significant Black, Latino, and Asian communities. This diversity is reflected not only in the district's residential makeup but also in its cultural, social, and economic life.

In summary, the 4th Council District of San Diego is a district with deep historical roots and a rich cultural tapestry. Its diverse neighborhoods, strong community bonds, and significant Black influence make it a unique and vital part of the city, showcasing the importance of cultural heritage and community representation in urban planning and governance.

83,096 Registered Voters as of 01/19/24 D +32.12%
40,980 Voters
14,287 Voters
27,829 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 67.88% Dahle - 32.12% D +35.8%
2020 Presidential Biden - 70.4% Trump - 27.7% D +42.70%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 71.3% Cox - 28.7% D +42.60%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 74.1% Trump - 21.0% D +53.10%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
148,318 9.9% 47.2% 18.6% 25.4% 3.0% 1.7%

2024 Special Election Results (March 5, 2024)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Henry Foster (D) 8,840 53.83%
Chida Warren-Darby (D) 4,481 27.29%
Tylisa Suseberry (D) 3,100 18.88%
2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Monica Montgomery Steppe (D) 17,878 68.79%
Gloria Evangelista (R) 8,112 31.21%
2022 Primary Election Results (June 7, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Monica Montgomery Steppe (D) 12,110 71.15%
Gloria Evangelista (R) 3,683 21.64%
Tylisa Suseberry (DTS) 1,228 7.21%