Lorie Zapf

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Lorie Zapf
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Member of the
San Diego City Council
for the Second District
Assumed office
December 10, 2014
Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Preceded by Ed Harris
Member of San Diego City Council representing the Sixth District
In office
December 2010 – December 10, 2014
Mayor Jerry Sanders
Preceded by Donna Frye
Succeeded by Chris Cate
Personal details
Born Los Angeles, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Eric Zapf
Children 2 daughters
Alma mater California State University Northridge (BA)
University of Denver (MA) [1]
Website City Council District 2 website

Lorie Zapf (pronounced "Zaff") is an American elected official in San Diego, California. She serves as a San Diego City Council member representing City Council District 2. She was first elected to office in November 2010 serving District 6, but switched districts in 2014 due to redistricting.[2] She is a Republican, although city council positions are officially nonpartisan per California state law.

San Diego City Council

When she was elected to District 6 in 2010, it included the neighborhoods of Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa, Fashion Valley, Kearny Mesa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, North Clairemont, and Serra Mesa.[3] Her home in Bay Ho, was moved to District 2 in the 2011 redistricting. She ran for the vacant District 2 seat under the new borders in 2014[4] and won election to that seat in the June primary, by getting more than 50% of the vote (53.65%).[5] The other neighborhoods in the new District 2 included Bay Park, Morena, Midway/North Bay, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and Point Loma.[6]

Committee Assignments

  • Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee
  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee
  • Budget Review Committee
  • Select Committee on Homelessness[7]

Source: Office of the City Clerk


She was born in Los Angeles; her mother was a first-generation Mexican American.[3] She is the first Latina to serve on the city council.[8] She and her husband Eric founded a business, Boulder Bar Endurance, a line of food bars sold through health food stores. They sold the company to MAF Bionutritionals in 2002 but remained active in its operation.[9] She has lived in Bay Ho for 17 years with her husband and two daughters.[8]

Electoral History

San Diego City Council District 2 election, 2014[10]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lorie Zapf 13,600 53.02
Democratic Sarah Boot 9,864 38.45
Nonpartisan Mark Schwartz 1,272 4.96
Nonpartisan Jim Morrison 915 3.57
Total votes 25,651 100
San Diego City Council District 6 election, 2010[11]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lorie Zapf 9,931 36.18
Democratic Howard Wayne 6,758 24.62
Nonpartisan Steve Hadley 4,846 17.66
Nonpartisan Kim Tran 3,582 13.05
Nonpartisan Ryan Huckabone 2,275 8.29
Total votes 27,392 100
General election
Republican Lorie Zapf 22,869 52.35
Democratic Howard Wayne 20,692 47.36
Total votes 43,687 100


  1. ^ Gustafson, Craig (May 29, 2010), "Five running to replace Frye in 6th District", San Diego Union Tribune, p. CZ-1 
  2. ^ Lebron Kuhney, Jen (November 12, 2010), "S.D. City Council May See a Shift When New Faces, Leader Step In", San Diego Union Tribune, p. B-3 
  3. ^ a b http://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd6/
  4. ^ Gormlie, Frank (August 30, 2011). "It's official: Ocean Beach remains in newly drawn City Council District 2". San Diego Free Press. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Zapf Wins; Cate, Kim Headed To Runoff In City Council Races". KPBS. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Communities | City Council District 2". City of San Diego. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Service, City News. "San Diego City Council Unanimously Votes To Form Homeless Committee". KPBS Public Media. 
  8. ^ a b "Council District 2 readies for changing of the guard". Peninsula Beacon. November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Boulder Bar sold to MAF BioNutritionals". nutraingredients.com. April 15, 2002. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Election History - Council District 2" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Election History - Council District 6" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
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