City of Encinitas

City Council, 4th District

Bruce Ehlers

Bruce Ehlers

Declined to State | Birthdate: Nov 05, 1958 (Age 65)

Councilmember, City of Encinitas
District Analysis
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Encinitas' 4th Council District, largely encompassing the Olivenhain community, presents a distinctively different aspect of Encinitas with its rural ambiance, open spaces, and a strong sense of local history and community.

Olivenhain, with its origins as a rural colony, retains much of its original country charm. The community is characterized by its winding roads, horse trails, and larger lot sizes, offering a more secluded and tranquil living experience. This rural setting provides a stark contrast to the more densely populated beach communities within Encinitas, showcasing the city's diversity in living environments.

The residential areas in Olivenhain are known for their custom homes, many of which are situated on expansive plots that offer privacy and space. The architecture in this district varies, featuring a mix of traditional, ranch-style, and modern homes. This diversity reflects the community's blend of its historical roots and contemporary lifestyle.

Olivenhain's commitment to preserving open space is evident in its numerous trails and natural areas, which are utilized for horseback riding, hiking, and cycling. These open spaces are not only important for maintaining the area's rural character but also provide residents with opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy outdoor activities.

Community engagement in Olivenhain is strong, with numerous local events and gatherings that foster a sense of togetherness and maintain the community's traditions. Events like the Olivenhain Oktoberfest and community meetings at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall are testament to the area's commitment to preserving its unique cultural heritage.

In summary, Encinitas' 4th Council District, or Olivenhain, offers a distinctive experience within the city, characterized by its rural ambiance, commitment to open space preservation, and a strong sense of community and history. This district provides a peaceful, country-like living experience, contributing to the diverse tapestry of lifestyles found within Encinitas.

11,616 Registered Voters as of 01/12/24 D +14.45%
4,907 Voters
3,228 Voters
3,481 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 58.24% Dahle - 41.76% D +16.5%
2020 Presidential Biden - 63.7% Trump - 34.2% D +29.50%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 58.6% Cox - 41.4% D +17.20%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 58.8% Trump - 35.1% D +23.70%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
14,960 77.0% 11.2% 1.5% 8.1% 2.0% 0.6%

2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Bruce Ehlers (DTS) 3,494 46.57%
Pamela Redela (D) 2,548 33.96%
Dan Vaughn (DTS) 941 12.54%
Stacie Davis (DTS) 520 6.93%