The district includes Hillcrest, known as the home to San Diego's LGBTQ community.
Stephen Whitburn will be San Diego's next city councilmember for District 3, receiving 63.34% of the votes with most ballots counted. His opponent, Toni Duran, received 36.66% of the votes.
The District 3 councilmember represents Downtown San Diego, as well many of San Diego's older communities including University Heights, Normal Heights, North Park, Hillcrest, Old Town, Mission Hills, Middletown, Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, Little Italy, South Park and Golden Hill. Hillcrest is known as San Diego's historic LGBTQ district.
Whitburn and Duran are both openly LGBTQ and each received support from different community groups and leaders. The two were successful in the Primary election which originally had a field of 5 candidates, leaving Whitburn and Duran to compete in the General Election.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon, Whitburn thanked his supporters.
"Thanks to your support, we have won our election to the San Diego City Council! We received over 63% of the vote with most ballots counted. I’m grateful for your confidence in me and look forward to all of us working together to make San Diego the city we know it can be."
Whitburn will be inaugurated and begin his term in office on Thursday, Dec. 10.