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Council Candidate Lyon Increases Lead in Latest Election Update

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 5:58 am

District 7 City Council candidate Jason Lyon inched closer to victory on Tuesday after the LA County Registrar’s office released the latest election numbers.

Lyon now leads Ciran Hadjian and Allen Shay with 51.52% of the vote. The updates results showed an increase in Lyon for the first time in a week.

Buoyed largely by Shay supporters, Lyon’s lead dipped to below 52% but was never in danger of slipping to the threshold needed for a runoff election.

The top two vote getters would meet in a November runoff if Lyon cannot maintain more than 50% of the vote.

In District 3, incumbent John J. Kennedy continues to hover near 60% of the vote in the race against Brandon Lamar.

Kennedy currently leads with 58.85% of the vote.

If the current leads hold in the Pasadena Board of Trustee races, every incumbent seeking re-election will be defeated.

Tuesday, Alton Wang declared victory over incumbent Anthony Fellow in the Area 7 race.

Wang currently leads the race with 51.21% of the vote.

“As an incoming Trustee, I look forward to being an accessible and responsive representative working with our students, faculty, and community members alike to ensure that everyone can access an affordable, high-quality public education – and move our community forward, together.”

Kristine Kwong leads incumbent Linda Wah in the Area 5 race with 52.76% of the vote, and Steve Gibson has garnered 60.51% of the vote against incumbent Berlinda Brown.

The next update will be released Friday, June 24 according to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan. Further tallies are scheduled for June 24, and June 28 if needed.

California state law requires the County Registrar to complete and certify results within 30 days. This provision of the law recognizes the complexity of completing the ballot count and conducting a thorough audit of the election results to ensure accuracy.

The Registrar’s office said in a statement that it realizes it is difficult for candidates/campaigns involved in close contests to wait for results of the election. The legally mandated processes described above are utilized to guarantee that every vote is counted and included in the official final election returns.

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