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New Member of County Board of Supervisors to be Sworn in Monday, Along With Jacob

Jacob cruised to re-election for her East County seat over Santee resident Rudy Reyes.

The first new member elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors since 1995 will be sworn in Monday, along with two longtime members who were re-elected to the panel.

Dave Roberts, a Solana Beach councilman and deputy mayor, will be the only Democrat on the five-member Board of Supervisors.

He replaces Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, who represented the region from Encinitas and Escondido to northern San Diego for nearly two decades before retiring.

Roberts defeated Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R- Solana Beach, in a November runoff. Neither received more than 50 percent of the vote in the June primary election.

Supervisors Greg Cox and Dianne Jacob, Santee's county representative, were both re-elected outright in June.

Jacob cruised to re-election for her East County seat over Santee resident Rudy Reyes, an archaeologist who was severely burned in the 2003 Cedar Fire. He also unsuccessfully challenged Jacob in 2008.

Cox beat out Deputy City Attorney Brant Will to continue to represent the district that includes the southern region of San Diego, the cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach and National City, along with the unincorporated communities of Bonita and Point Loma.

Combined, the supervisors represent more than three million residents and oversee a nearly $5 billion budget.

-City News Service

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