Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7. (OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)
Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

EAST SACRAMENTO — Eric Guerra had little trouble beating two-time candidate Bruce Pomer for the vacant Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election on Tuesday.

Guerra, 36, had 3,758 votes (61.59 percent) to Pomer’s 2,334 (38.25) votes with all 26 precincts accounted for. Guerra will finish out the two-year term vacated by Kevin McCarty who is now a state assemblyman.

Guerra, a graduate from Sacramento State University who worked on a farm as a child living in Esparto, is the first Latino/Hispanic candidate elected to the City Council in 20 years. Deborah V. Ortiz was elected then in the seat Guerra will occupy on the dais.

District 6 District 6 is in Sacramento’s southeastern central area. The district includes the neighborhoods of Avondale, College/Glen, Colonial Village, Colonial Manor, Elmhurst, Fruitridge Manor, Glen Elder, Granite Regional Park, Southeast Village, Tahoe Park, and Tallac Village.

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By Antonio Harvey

OBSERVER Staff Writer