Results of January 23, 2019 Endorsement Meeting

Our thanks to the 78 of you who attended our Wednesday night meeting at the Clark Building and cast ballots in the endorsement election for the March 5, 2019 Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach City Council races. Not everyone voted in all of the categories, which is why these numbers vary from race to race.

In the Manhattan Beach City Council race there are two open seats. In a field of 7 candidates, 2 Democrats are running. Both of those Democrats came to speak, answer questions, and seek our endorsement. Here are the results of that election:

For candidate Wayne Powell, 68 votes were cast, requiring 41 votes for the 60% threshold for endorsement. Wayne received 63 votes, while No Endorsement received 5 votes.

Wayne Powell is therefore endorsed by Beach Cities Democrats.

For candidate Hildy Stern, 58 votes were cast, requiring 35 votes for the 60% threshold for endorsement. Hildy received 52 votes, while No Endorsement received 6 votes.

Hildy Stern is therefore endorsed by Beach Cities Democrats.

Beach Cities Democrats in a Voice Vote also endorsed a Yes on Manhattan Beach Measure A.

In the Redondo Beach District 3 City Council race, the 2 Democrats running both came to speak, answer questions, and seek our endorsement. A total of 75 votes were cast. Here are the results of that election:

Incumbent Christian Horvath received 31 votes, challenger Candace Nafissi received 42 votes, and No Endorsement received 2 votes. 45 votes were required for the 60% threshold for endorsement. Neither candidate received the required number of votes for endorsement.

In the Redondo Beach District 5 City Council race only 1 Democrat is running, and that candidate came to speak, answer questions, and seek our endorsement. A total of 75 votes were cast. Here are the results of that election:

Incumbent Laura Emdee received 34 votes, and No Endorsement received 41 votes. 45 votes were required for the 60% threshold for endorsement.

The candidate did not receive the required number of votes for endorsement.

Once again, the Officers and Board Members of Beach Cities Democrats thank all of you who attended and voted, with special thanks to our Moderator Diane Wallace, our Time Keeper Tony Salvaggio, our Vote Counters Dale Petrulis and Connie Sullivan, and the many volunteers who helped us make this a very informative candidate forum and election!

Dency Nelson
Vice President – Beach Cities Democrats

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