A boisterous crowd greeted health care union coordinator Myrtle Cole Tuesday night at her campaign headquarters in Encanto when initial returns showed her far ahead in San Diego’s 4th District City Council election.
“I will hug each and every one of you,” Cole said to cheers.
Cole, who was endorsed by the local Democratic Party and the region’s largest labor group, received nearly 33 percent of the vote, according to the County Registrar of Voters. She will face San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director Dwayne Crenshaw in a runoff. Crenshaw received 15.3 percent of the vote, holding off businessman Barry Pollard for second place. Pollard conceded late Tuesday night.