Benicia Election Results all but final: PATTERSON, YOUNG AND CAMPBELL NOW ASSURED OF VICTORY

By Roger Straw, November 21, 2016

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a day’s end report at 5:52pm Monday 11/21. Although 7,020 Provisional ballots remain to be counted, only 265 of those are from Benicia. This virtually assures that the Benicia election is officially over. Mayor Patterson, Steve Young and Tom Campbell will maintain their victory, even if every one of the remaining votes were to go to their opponents. Patterson, Young and Campbell will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 6. 

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead decreased by 12 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 317 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 8 votes today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge increased by 5. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 266 votes over Campbell and 781 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 197 votes, increasing her margin of victory to 3562 votes (18395 Brown to 14833 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 6621 26.78 2022 4472 127
Tom Campbell 6355 25.71 1788 4479 88
Christina Strawbridge 5840 23.62 1604 4134 102
Lionel Largaespada 4038 16.33 1233 2718 87
George Oakes 1773 7.17 565 1173 35
Write-in 94 0.38 33 59 2
Over Votes 16 2 14 0
Under Votes 6099 2121 3733 245
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail  Pro-visional
Elizabeth Patterson 7422 50.93 2216 5056 150
Mark Hughes  7105 48.75 2202 4761 142
Write In 47 0.32 15 32 0
Over Votes 1 1 0 0
Under Votes 843 250 542 51
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