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LA County to Certify March 5 Election Results

Published on Friday, March 29, 2024 | 5:45 am

The County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will certify the final results of the March 5 election on Friday. This will mark the end of some local races while others remain on track for a November runoff.

Mike Sanchez, a spokesman for the RR/CC, told City News Service that while there are no plans for a news conference Friday, the county will make an announcement mid-afternoon, certifying the election results.

In the county of L.A., three Board of Supervisors were up for re- election. Supervisors Holly Mitchell, Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger, who represent the 2nd, 4th and 5th districts, were able to secure more than 50% of the primary vote, according to the latest totals released Tuesday by the RR/CC.

If no candidate receives more than 50% of the primary vote, the top two vote-getters square off in a November runoff.

Barger received 56.81% of the vote, also securing a third and final term representing District 5, which covers more than 90 communities and includes Pasadena.

The supervisorial seats are nonpartisan. It’s been 44 years since an incumbent county supervisor has lost a reelection bid.

The L.A. County supervisors rank among the most influential local government officials nationwide. The five board members govern a county with approximately 10 million residents. Supervisors are elected to serve four-year terms and can remain in office for up to 12 consecutive years.

Meanwhile, the Mayor, four incumbent Pasadena Councilmembers and one challenger have avoided runoffs by scoring above 50%: Mayor Victor Gordo, and Councilmembers Tyron Hampton, Gene Masuda, Steve Madison, and Justin Jones all won. Incumbent Felicia Williams lost to challenger Rick Cole.

In the mayoral race, incumbent Victor M. Gordo secured a resounding victory with 81.57% of the votes, totaling 26,600, over challenger Allen Shay, who garnered 18.43%, or 6,012 votes. The election results underscored Gordo’s strong support base in the city.

The City Council elections saw a mix of contested and uncontested races across the city’s districts. In District 1, Tyron Hampton won an uncontested race with 100% of the votes, totaling 3,483. District 2 witnessed a competitive race where Rick Cole emerged victorious with 59.81% of the votes (3,173), defeating Felicia Williams, who received 40.19% (2,132).

District 3’s race for an unexpired term ending December 7, 2026, saw Justin Jones win with 55.18% of the votes (1,677), against Brandon D. Lamar, who received 44.82% (1,362). In District 4, a three-way race unfolded with Gene Masuda securing a commanding lead with 66.41% of the votes (3,951), followed by Jonathan Horton with 24.61% (1,464), and John Doyle with 8.98% (534).

Steve Madison clinched a victory in District 6, running unopposed and capturing 100% of the votes, totaling 5,576. This result reflects Madison’s strong standing within his district.

On the measures front, Pasadena voters decisively approved three key amendments to the City Charter. Measure R, which aimed to update the accounting method used for the transfer from the Power Fund to the General Fund, received overwhelming support with 88.60% voting “Yes” (28,556 votes) against 11.40% “No” votes (3,673).

Measure S, proposing to set limits by ordinance for contract, settlement, and claim approvals, also saw strong backing, with 86.43% in favor (27,242 votes) compared to 13.57% against (4,276 votes). Lastly, Measure T, aimed at including additional contract selection methods for public capital improvement and infrastructure projects, was approved with 89.34% “Yes” votes (28,356) against 10.66% “No” votes (3,382).

In the Pasadena Area Community College District elections, James Aragon triumphed in Trustee Area No. 2 with 78.70% of the votes (11,781), defeating Kevin D. Strotz, who received 21.30% (3,189). The race for Trustee Area No. 6 saw Ryan Liu win with 55.65% of the votes (3,334), over John Quintanilla who got 44.35% (2,657).

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