Del Mar incumbents Gaasterland and Worden maintain early leads in council race

Election 2022
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Del Mar City Councilmembers Terry Gaasterland and Dwight Worden maintained early leads in their bids for re-election as of Monday, Nov. 14, according to the Registrar of Voters.

Gaasterland jumped out to a large lead in the three-candidate race. Worden held a slim advantage over tech entrepreneur Stephen Quirk, twin brother of Del Mar City Councilmember Dan Quirk, for the second of the two at-large council seats.

“The message that I put out in my campaign, which was a decidedly positive and constructive message, where I strived hard to be trustworthy, resonated with our voters,” said Gaasterland, a UC San Diego professor who was elected to the council in 2018 and has served a one-year term as mayor.

Worden, who is currently the mayor, was appointed to the council in 2014 and won a second term in 2018.

Del Mar council members will oversee the expected addition of affordable housing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and work with the San Diego Association of Governments on moving the blufftop train tracks inland.

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