Update: Gardea is closing the distance to Cedillo. See details at bottom. Updated at bottom to explain that the city election web site's confusing "7.52 percent reporting" is wildly misleading. Far far more votes have been counted. First posted at 9:05 p.m. Gil Cedillo is leading Jose Gardea in ea ... More >>
Update Wednesday morning: Unofficial vote totals show Gil Cedillo failed to break the 50 percent needed to beat Jose Gardea, setting up a dramatic Eastside showdown between the two very different men at the May 21 runoff. Gil Cedillo and his wealthy union backers must be wishing the dial would move ... More >>
Gil Cedillo is ahead of Jose Gardea in early voter returns for City Council District 1 in Los Angeles, with Jesse Rosas keeping the two front-runners below the 50 percent mark needed to win outright.Cedillo has 47.77 -- 1,878 votes -- while Gardea has 42.63 or 1,676 votes. Rosas has 377 votes, ... More >>
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