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Lyon Wins District 7 Race

Published on Monday, June 27, 2022 | 5:00 am
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District 7 City Council Candidate Jason Layon declared victory in the race after the latest election update.

With less than 8,000 votes left to be counted across LA County, Lyon leads Ciran Hadjian and Allen Shay with 51.55% of the vote.

The estimated number of outstanding ballots to be processed in the entire county is 7,075, according to the county registrar’s office.

“I want to thank everyone for their patience as we waited for this process to be completed,” Lyon said in a statement. “I know it was frustrating for many of you, but I think it is important—particularly at this moment in our national history—that every voter knows their vote was counted. Now that the registrar has virtually completed the count, I am so happy to confirm that the election night result will stand. There will not be a runoff in our district.”

Lyon will replace Andy Wilson as the District 7 winner. Wilson announced earlier this year he was not seeking re-election.

Lyon has maintained more than 50% of the vote since early results came in on election night.

If his lead had shrunk to below 50% of the vote he would have faced the second place finisher in a runoff election in the general election in November.

His lead slipped some as votes for Shay came in during election results last week.

The District 7 race was the last race to be called.

District 3 candidate John J. Kennedy declared victory over challenger Brandon Lamar last week, and District 5 candidate Jess Rivas ran unopposed.

The City Council candidates will be sworn in in December.

“I am honored to have been chosen to represent District 7 on the Pasadena City Council. I am eager to continue our work of creating a more livable, equitable, and sustainable Pasadena,” Lyon said. “I look forward to serving.”

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Steve Gibson, Kristine Kwong and Alton Wang defeated incumbents Berlinda Brown, Linda Wah and Anthony Fellow.

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