Benicia Election Results: All but final, only 99 Benicia ballots left to count

By Roger Straw, November 22, 2016

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a day’s end report at 4:25pm Tuesday 11/22. Although 4,316 Provisional ballots remain to be counted, only 99 of those are from Benicia. When those ballots are counted, Mayor Patterson, Steve Young and Tom Campbell will maintain their victory. Patterson, Young and Campbell will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 6. 

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead decreased by 2 votes after today’s counting. Her margin of victory over challenger Mark Hughes has nearly tripled, increasing from 109 votes early on Wednesday morning, to 315 as of today. Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on the day after the election to concede.

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young‘s lead over Tom Campbell increased by 17 votes today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge increased by 18. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 283 votes over Campbell and 799 votes over Strawbridge. Traditionally in Benicia, the Council candidate with the most votes becomes Vice Mayor until the next election cycle. Congratulations, Vice-mayor-elect Young!

Solano County Supervisor-elect Monica Brown also extended her lead over Mike Ioakimedes by 155 votes, increasing her margin of victory to 3629 votes (18550 Brown to 14921 Ioakimedes).

Here is a table showing Benicia details, taken from Steve Young’s website:

City Council (top two are elected)
Candidate Total votes Vote % Election day Vote by mail Pro-visional
Steve Young 6685 26.81 2022 4472 191
Tom Campbell 6402 25.67 1788 4479 135
Christina Strawbridge 5886 23.60 1604 4134 148
Lionel Largaespada 4074 16.34 1233 2718 123
George Oakes 1793 7.19 565 1173 55
Write-in 96 0.38 33 59 4
Over Votes 16 2 14 0
Under Votes 6216 2121 3733 362
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail  Pro-visional
Elizabeth Patterson 7497 50.91 2216 5056 225
Mark Hughes  7182 48.77 2202 4761 219
Write In 47 0.32 15 32 0
Over Votes 1 1 0 0
Under Votes 857 250 542 65 

 

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