Benicia Election Results – Nov. 14, 2016, 5pm

By Roger Straw, November 14, 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 4:17pm today, showing that all Benicia races remain as they were on election night.

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead increased by another 33 votes after today’s counting.  Her margin of victory over challenger Mark Hughes has increased from 109 votes early on Wednesday morning, to 266 as of Monday evening Nov 14.  Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on Wednesday to concede the election.

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young‘s lead over Tom Campbell decreased by 28 today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge increased by 7. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 227 votes over Campbell and 717 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 790 votes, increasing her margin of victory to nearly 2900 votes (17,016 Brown to 14,148 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
Steve Young 6340 26.73 2022 4318
Tom Campbell 6113 25.78 1788 4325
Christina Strawbridge 5623 23.71 1604 4019
Lionel Largaespada 3862 16.29 1233 2629
George Oakes 1689 7.12 565 1124
Write-in 88 0.37 33 55
Over Votes 16 2 14
Under Votes 5659 2121 3538
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail 
Elizabeth Patterson 7083 50.79 2216 4867
Mark Hughes  6817 48.88 2202 4615
Write In 45 0.32 15 30
Over Votes 1 1 0
Under Votes 749 250 499
The County website shows additional as yet uncounted ballots: Vote-by-Mail est. 1,375, 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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