Benicia election results – Nov 10, 2016, 7pm – Patterson, Young, Campbell extend leads

By Roger Straw, November 10, 2016
Click here for updated LATEST Benicia Election Results as of Nov. 16. (Numbers shown below are as first reported on election night.)

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a day’s end report at 5:15pm today, showing that all Benicia races remain as they were on election night.

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead increased by 45 votes after today’s counting.  Her margin of victory has increased from 109 on Wednesday morning at 3:37am, to 188 on Wednesday at 5:37pm, to a new lead tonight of 233 votes over challenger Mark Hughes.  Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on Wednesday to concede the election.

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young‘s lead over Tom Campbell decreased by 6 today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge increased by 3. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 255 votes over Campbell and 710 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 480 votes, maintaining a margin of 54% to 46%.

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
Steve Young 6008 26.86 2016 4459
Tom Campbell 5753 25.72 1788 3965
Christina Strawbridge 5298 23.69 1604 3694
Lionel Largaespada 3635 16.25 1233 2402
George Oakes 1590 7.11 565 1025
Write-in 82 0.37 33 49
Over Votes 16 2 14
Under Votes 5334 2121 3213
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail 
 Elizabeth Patterson 6675 50.73 2216 4459
 Mark Hughes  6442 48.96 2202 4240
Write In 42 0.32 15 27
Over Votes 1 1 0
Under Votes 698 250 448

The County website shows additional as yet uncounted ballots: Vote-by-Mail est. 9,450, and Provisionals est. 12,464. A chart shows that Benicia has 756 provisional ballots to be counted. We will keep you posted on further updates
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