Election Results: Los Angeles City and County, March 3, 2015 (Updated Live)

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Oh what an election it was

UPDATE at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015: At the bottom we've added the L.A. City Clerk's announcement of the winner for second place in hotly contested L.A. City Council District 4. The second place winner now becomes the first Asian to have a serious shot at winning an L.A. City Council seat in about two decades.

Charter Amendments 1 and 2 cruised to easy victory, meaning that in 2020, L.A. city and school elections will be held in even-numbered years and nearly two dozen current politicians will get to stay in office an extra 18 months. Meanwhile, former County Supervisor Gloria Molina went down to a major defeat in her bid to unseat L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, who easily won his re-election.

Three incumbents fared unusually poorly Tuesday as LAUSD school board president Richard Vladovic was forced into a rare (for Los Angeles) runoff against a Republican, Lydia Gutierrez, while outspoken charter school foe and board member Bennett Kayser finished behind his challenger, charter school founder and outspoken advocate Ref Rodriguez — setting up a tasty general-election matchup. Tamar Galatzan also will have to defend her LAUSD board seat in the May 19 runoff.

Political newcomer Marqueece Harris-Dawson won by a landslide in South L.A., while incumbent city council members Herb Wesson, Paul Kerkorian and Nury Martinez were re-elected. In the battle royale to replace Tom LaBonge in Council District 4, Carolyn Ramsay appears to have clinched the top spot while David Ryu is 40 votes ahead of Tomas O'Grady in a battle for the second spot in the CD 4 runoff on May 19.

In Hermosa Beach, Measure O, which would have allowed oil drilling beneath Santa Monica Bay, has gone down to defeat thanks to the highest voter turnout in a generation. And in the upset of the evening, West Hollywood City Councilman John Heilman, who's held office since the city was incorporated in 1984, is facing defeat after coming in fourth, a mere 28 votes behind Lindsay Horvath – although the provisional ballots have yet to be counted. 

Here are your complete election night results:

Los Angeles City Results
98.60% (1,485 of 1,506) of precincts reporting 

To win outright tonight, a Los Angeles City Council or school board candidate must get 50 percent plus one vote. Otherwise, the top two finishers head to a May 19 runoff. 

L.A. City Council District 2 
ERIC PREVEN  25.31%                                         

PAUL KREKORIAN   74.68%                         

L.A. City Council District 4
DAVID RYU   14.60%                                           

CAROLYN RAMSAY  15.41%                             

JOAN PELICO   5.64%                                       

TEDDY DAVIS   11.04%

STEP JONES  0.49%

ROSTOM "ROSS" SARKISSIAN  2.32%

MIKE SCHAEFER   1.20%

WALLY KNOX   10.99%

TOMAS O'GRADY  14.39%

JAY BEEBER  4.30%

TARA BANNISTER   1.26%

SHEILA IRANI 7.53%

FRED MARISCAL  0.75%

STEVE VERES  10.00%

See also: The L.A. City Council District 4 Election Is a Total Tossup

L.A. City Council District 6
CINDY MONTAÑEZ  39.09%

NURY MARTINEZ  60.90%

See also: It's Nury Martinez vs. Cindy Montañez, Round Three, in L.A. City Council District 6

L.A. City Council District 8
FORESCEE HOGAN-ROWLES  12.75%

MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON  61.06%

BOBBIE JEAN ANDERSON 11.19%

ROBERT L. COLE JR.  14.98%

L.A. City Council District 10
DELANEY "DOC" SMITH  7.04% 

GRACE YOO  29.47%

HERB J. WESSON JR.  63.48%

See also: L.A. City Council's Newest Member Represents a Lurch to the Left

L.A. City Council District 12
MITCH ENGLANDER 100% (Running unopposed)

Los Angeles City Council District 14
NADINE MOMOYO DIAZ   4.40%

JOSE HUIZAR  65.75%

JOHN O'NEILL  2.28%

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MARIO CHAVEZ   3.63%

GLORIA MOLINA   23.93%

See also: Yes to Gentrification: Jose Huizar's Victory is a Referendum on Development

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education
LAUSD Board District 1
GEORGE MCKENNA 100% (Running unopposed)

LAUSD Board District 3
CARL J. PETERSEN   10.57%

ANKUR PATEL   13.04%

SCOTT MARK SCHMERELSON   20.09%

FILIBERTO GONZALEZ   5.79%

TAMAR GALATZAN   39.25%

ELIZABETH BADGER BARTELS   11.23%

LAUSD Board District 5
REF RODRIGUEZ   38.65%

BENNETT KAYSER   35.85%

ANDREW THOMAS   25.48%

See also: Charter Schools Take on Charter-Hating LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser

LAUSD Board District 7
LYDIA A. GUTIERREZ   37.69%

EUNA ANDERSON   19.37%

RICHARD A. VLADOVIC   42.93%

L.A. City Charter Amendment 1 — Change city elections to even-numbered years in 2020
YES  76.93%
NO    23.06%

L.A, City Charter Amendment 2 — Change LAUSD elections to even-numbered years in 2020
YES  76.46%
NO    23.53%

See also: Why Moving Elections to Even Years Is Odd for L.A. 

Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
98.60% (1,485 of 1,506) of precincts reporting
The top vote getter in each seat wins outright; there will be no runoff.

LACC Board Seat 1

ANDRA HOFFMAN   35.55%

MARIA "SOKIE" QUINTERO   14.85%

MARK ISLER   14.58%

FRANCESCA VEGA   35.00%

LACC Board Seat 3
JOZEF "JOE" THOMAS ESSAVI   14.72%

SYDNEY KAMLAGER   50.86%

SAM KBUSHYAN   13.76%

GLENN BAILEY  20.63%

LACC Board Seat 5
STEVE SCHULTE   37.84%

SCOTT SVONKIN   62.15%

LACC Board Seat 7
MIKE FONG   58.19%

JOYCE BURRELL GARCIA   19.75%

JOHN C. BURKE   22.04%

Los Angeles County Results
Hermosa Beach Measure O - Allow Oil Drilling Under Santa Monica Bay

YES  845
NO  3,106

See also: Hermosa Beach Oil Drilling Measure Goes Down to Defeat After Massive Voter Turnout

See also: Oil Drilling in Hermosa Beach Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor 

West Hollywood City Council Election
11 of 11 of precincts reporting 

This wild WeHo election features 12 candidates running for three at-large seats. The top three will win outright tonight.

JOHN D'AMICO 1,892

BRIAN FUNNAGAN 79

MATTHEW RALSTON 283

LARRY BLOCK 826

LINDSEY HORVATH 1,692

JOHN HEILMAN 1,664

JAMES DUKE MASON 307

LAUREN MEISTER 1,750

CHRISTOPHER T. LANDAVAZO 276

JOSEPH GUADARRAMA 1,525

JOHN ALLENDORFER   73

TRISTAN SCHUKRAFT 224

Bell City Special Muni Measure C — Tighten Fiscal Rules and Create a Planning Commission
100% (6 of 6) of precincts reporting 

YES  81.29%

NO    18.71%

UPDATE at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015: The tight race for a runoff spot in Council District 4 has been decided, and political newcomer David Ryu will advance to the May 19 runoff, up against City Hall insider Carolyn Ramsay.

In a city of 4 million people, few of whom vote in municipal elections, Ryu bested third-placer Tomas O'Grady by just 149 votes. 

Here is the final vote tally for CD 4 released at City Hall today:

MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL, DISTRICT NO. 4

DAVID RYU 3,392   14.62%
CAROLYN RAMSAY 3,551  15.30%
JOAN PELICO  1,349  5.81%
TEDDY DAVIS  2,532  10.91%
STEP JONES  99   0.42%
ROSTOM "ROSS" SARKISSIAN  494  2.12%
MIKE SCHAEFER  255  1.09%
WALLY KNOX  2,589  11.16%
TOMAS O'GRADY  3,243  13.98%
JAY BEEBER  1,093    4.71%
TARA BANNISTER  291  1.25%
SHEILA IRANI  1,905   8.21%
FRED MARISCAL  171   0.73%
STEVE VERES  2,231   9.61%


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