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By Alyssa Erdley
Observer Staff 

Santa Monica Local Election Results as of November 9 3:35 AM

The majority of ballots in Los Angeles County were sent in by mail

 

November 10, 2022

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Caroline Torosis was top vote-getter for a seat on the City Council, so far, with a little over a thousand votes more than her nearest challenger.

November 9, 2022 - The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder released election results as of 3:35 am this morning. Results will be updated on Friday November 11. Some of the local results may change as only a few hundred votes separate some candidates and measures. Numbers in parentheses are raw votes for the candidate or measure.

Members of the City Council (top 3 vote-getters)

Caroline Torosis 18.91% (8,327)

Jesse Zwick 16.63% (7,321)

Lana Negrete 12.48% (5,494)

Ellis Raskin 11.36% (5,002)

Armen Melkonians 11.34% (4,994)

Natalya Zernitskaya 11.23% (4,943)

Whitney Bain 4.40% (1,937)

Albin Gielicz 3.93% (1,729)

Troy Harris 3.58% (1,578)

Samantha Mota 2.38% (1,046)

Jonathan Mann 2.07% (913)

Arthur Jeon 1.69% (742)

Members of the Rent Control Board (top 3 vote-getters)

Ericka Lesley 36.13% (9,938)

Daniel Ivanov 33.48% (9,207)

Kurt Gonska 30.39% (8,359)

Santa Monica Community College Board of Trustees (top 4 vote-getters)

Sion Roy 23.58% (11,699)

Nancy Greenstein 23.30% (11,561)

Tom Peters 22.60% (11,214)

Barry Snell 21.87% (10,854)

Patrick Acosta II 8.66% (4,295)

State Senator

Ben Allen 62.35% (128,013)

Kristina Irwin 37.65% (77,316)

Member of State Assembly 51st District

Rick Chavez Zbur 54.86% (39,092)

Louis Abramson 45.14% (32,162)

United States Representative 36th District

Ted Lieu 64.84% (98,156)

Joe Collins III 35.16% (53,215)

Measure SMC

Yes 54.57% (11,300)

No 45.43% (9,407)

SMMUSD Board of Education Members (top 4 vote-getters)

Laurie Lieberman 17.29% (9,902)

Stacy Rouse 16.23% (9,296)

Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein 16.04% (9,186)

Alicia Mignano 15.58% (8,923)

Esther Hickman 10.42% (5,971)

Angela DiGaetano 10.22% (5,857)

Miles Warner 9.75% (5,587)

Keith Coleman 4.47% (2,563)

Measure CS (increase transient occupancy tax)

Yes 72.26% (12,828)

No 27.74 (4,925)

Measure GS (increase property transfer tax to $56/$1k value)

Yes 51.82% (9,075)

No 48.18% (8,437)

Measure DT (increase property trasfer tax to $25/$1k value)

Yes 34.06% (5,879)

No 65.94% (11,381)

Measure DTS (advises on use of DT money)

Yes 56.61% (9,287)

No 43.39% (7,117)

Measure EM (power to control rent during an emergency)

Yes 57.32% (9,566)

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Laurie Lieberman, longtime member of the SMMUSD School Board appears to have kept her seat although she only has about 700 more votes than her nearest challenger but about 4000 votes over the 5th best vote-getter who will not be on the Board

No 42.68% (7,122)

Measure HMP (tax on cannabis businesses)

Yes 66.22% (11,374)

No 33.78% (5,803)

Measure PB (nonresidents to serve on personnel board)

Yes 59.48% (9,711)

No 40.52% (6,616)

Measure RC (more rules for landlords)

Yes 56.89% (9,412)

No 43.11% (7,133)

 

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