City of San Diego

City Council, 6th District

Kent Lee

Kent Lee

Democrat | Birthdate: May 24, 1985 (Age 38)

Councilmember, City of San Diego

District Analysis
District map

San Diego's 6th Council District, an area marked by its significant Asian population and diverse communities, is a blend of suburban neighborhoods and business centers, with unique cultural and military influences. The district includes parts of Kearny Mesa, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, Mira Mesa, Rancho Encantada, Scripps Miramar Ranch, and a portion of University City, as well as neighborhoods like Miramar, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sorrento Valley, and Scripps Ranch.

Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch are central to the district, known for their family-friendly environments and strong community ties. These areas are characterized by their mix of residential neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses, reflecting the district's suburban nature.

Kearny Mesa, a key business and industrial hub, contributes to the district's economic diversity. It is home to numerous companies and commercial centers, including the culturally significant Convoy District, known for its concentration of Asian-owned businesses and restaurants.

The inclusion of the Convoy District in District 6 underscores the area's cultural significance to the Asian community, aligning with the district's goal of providing fair representation to this demographic. This area is a focal point for cultural activities and social ties within the Asian community.

Sorrento Valley, another neighborhood in the district, is known for its concentration of high-tech, biotech, and scientific research companies, adding an innovative dimension to the district.

Rancho Encantada, while not entirely contiguous with other parts of the district, is included due to its demographic makeup and shared community interests. This neighborhood's relative isolation is balanced against the broader goal of maintaining the district's significant Asian population.

The district's military connection is highlighted by the presence of MCAS Miramar, referred to as Military Facilities. Communities surrounding MCAS Miramar, including enlisted personnel and their families, share social, business, and commercial interests linked to the military base.

The portion of University City included in the district, primarily the area east of Interstate 5, was moved based on students' requests and to achieve the district's demographic goals. This area's connection to the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) adds an educational and youthful dynamic to the district.

In summary, the 6th Council District of San Diego is characterized by its suburban living, business hubs, cultural diversity, and educational and military influences. The district's focus on providing representation to its significant Asian population, while also considering the interests of military communities and students, makes it a unique and dynamic part of San Diego.

78,908 Registered Voters as of 01/19/24 D +21.52%
34,979 Voters
18,000 Voters
25,929 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 64.25% Dahle - 35.75% D +28.5%
2020 Presidential Biden - 65.8% Trump - 31.8% D +34.00%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 63.2% Cox - 31.8% D +31.40%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 62.9% Trump - 30.9% D +32.00%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
133,175 33.5% 13.5% 4.9% 45.0% 1.6% 1.1%

2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Kent Lee (D) 22,040 60.52%
Tommy Hough (D) 14,380 39.48%
2022 Primary Election Results (June 7, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Kent Lee (D) 10,390 40.73%
Tommy Hough (D) 9,461 37.09%
Jane Glasson (R) 5,657 22.18%