Voters to decide on Chula Vista's mayoral race

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 09:52:07-04

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) -- Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will face off in the November runoff for Chula Vista Mayor. 

The race is between incumbent Mayor Mary Salas, Hector Gastelum, Arthur Kende and Daniel Schreck. 

Voters will also decide Tuesday whether or not to raise the current sales tax in the city by half a cent. 

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Gastelum drew controversy after he resisted calls to resign from the Otay District Water Board in 2017 after his tweets referred to Muslims as subhuman scum. 

Gastelum later defended his comments. "How can you not condemn rape? How can you not condemn pedophilia? Or throwing gays from the roof," Gastelum said, clarifying he is not referring to all Muslims. "If people don't like what I stand for, they can vote for the person that's going to take more taxes from them."

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Click here for more information on the mayoral race.