An Oceanside man who died of natural causes in September was elected to office in the coastal San Diego County city more than a month later, officials confirmed Wednesday.
Gary Ernst was elected to Oceanside City Treasurer by a six percent margin over challenger Nadine Scott. The election results are expected to be certified on December 7th by the city council.
Ernst died Sept. 23 which did not allow enough time to remove his name from the ballot.
With all precincts reporting, Ernst earned 17,659 votes.