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Four running to fill seat held by Supervisor Bill Horn

Four running to fill seat held by Supervisor Bill Horn

Four candidates are seeking to fill the seat of District 5 county Supervisor Bill Horn, who will be termed out this year after serving 24 years on the board of supervisors.

The candidates are San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond and Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern, both Republicans, and Democrats Michelle Gomez and Jacqueline Arsivaud.

With the June 5 election only a few weeks away, voting has already begun, as San Diego County residents are receiving their mail-in ballots from the county Registrar of Voters office.

Desmond and Kern, who announced their candidacies in the first half of 2017, lead in fundraising, with Desmond topping the field, having raised $54,810...

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