Update June 20:
Ramona Constitutional Law Attorney Gary Kreep has clinched the win for Superior Court judge. He leads opponent Garland Peed by 1,569 votes with approximately 1,000 ballots left to be counted.
As the County Registrar of Voters has continued to tally tens of thousands of absentee ballots, Ramona Constitutional Law Attorney Gary Kreep has gradually pulled ahead of his opponent, Garland Peed, in their race for Superior Court judge.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the registrar’s office showed Kreep 1,458 votes ahead of Peed, with 50.18 percent of the vote.
The registrar’s office reported there were still 2,000 ballots to be counted with updated results scheduled to be posted after the Sentinel went to press.
Kreep said on Tuesday he was very pleased with the results but “I’m not about to claim victory until all the ballots are counted.”
Kreep told the Sentinel that he has learned his race has been the closest Superior Court judge race in San Diego history. Forecasts showed him losing to Peed by 10 to 20 points because he is a conservative and Peed had high profile backers and had raised more money, noted Kreep.
During his 36 years as an attorney, Kreep said he has experience in cases covering every area of law.
For over 33 years, Kreep has served as the chief exexecutive officer and general counsel of the United States Justice Foundation, a nationwide, nonprofit, conservative, legal foundation.
To view election results, visit sdvote.com.