Benicia Election Results – FINAL COUNT, 12/2/16, Reception & Swearing In on Dec. 6

By Roger Straw, December 2, 2016
[Editor: The sweep of local elections by three candidates who strongly opposed Valero Crude By Rail is to be celebrated. Our next four years in Benicia will hopefully be witness to a new majority on Council, with a vision for progressive values.  - RS]

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a FINAL day’s end report at 4:50pm Friday 12/02. Mayor Patterson has won re-election. Steve Young has been elected and Tom Campbell has been re-elected to the City Council.

A public reception for incoming and outgoing elected officials will be held at City Hall, 250 East L Street, at 6 PM on Tuesday, December 6, followed by a swearing in ceremony and a Council vote for Vice Mayor at the Council meeting.

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Elizabeth Patterson

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s margin of victory over challenger Mark Hughes nearly tripled since the original count, increasing from 109 votes on the morning after the election, to 332. Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on the day after the election to concede.

Steve Young & Tom Campbell, Benicia City Council

Steve Young & Tom Campbell

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young was the top vote-getter by a margin of 292 votes over
second-place re-elected Tom Campbell and 808 votes over unseated Councilmember Christina Strawbridge. Traditionally in Benicia, the Council candidate with the most votes becomes Vice Mayor until the next election cycle. Congratulations, Vice-mayor-elect Young !

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Monica Brown

Solano County Supervisor-elect Monica Brown defeated Mike Ioakimedes by 3616 votes (18463 Brown to 14847 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 6720 26.82 2022 4472 226
Tom Campbell 6428 25.66 1788 4479 161
Christina Strawbridge 5912 23.59 1604 4134 174
Lionel Largaespada 4099 16.36 1233 2718 148
George Oakes 1805 7.20 565 1173 67
Write-in 96 0.38 33 59 4
Over Votes 16 2 14 0
Under Votes 6334 2121 3733 480
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail  Pro-visional
Elizabeth Patterson 7548 50.96 2216 5056 276
Mark Hughes  7216 48.72 2202 4761 253
Write In 47 0.32 15 32 0
Over Votes 1 1 0 0
Under Votes 893 250 542 101
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