Benicia Election Results – Nov. 16, 2016, 5pm

By Roger Straw, November 16, 2016

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a day’s end report at 5:07pm Wednesday 11/16, showing that all Benicia races remain as they were on election night.

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead increased by another 23 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 303 as of Wednesday evening Nov 16. Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on Wednesday to concede the election.

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young‘s lead over Tom Campbell decreased by 5 votes today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge decreased by 3. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 226 votes over Campbell and 752 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 218 votes, increasing her margin of victory to nearly 3200 votes (17,757 Brown to 14,563 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 6485 26.74 2022 4463 0
Tom Campbell 6259 25.81 1788 4471 0
Christina Strawbridge 5733 23.64 1604 4129 0
Lionel Largaespada 3948 16.28 1233 2715 0
George Oakes 1734 7.15 565 1169 0
Write-in 92 0.38 33 59 0
Over Votes 16 2 14 0
Under Votes 5847 2121 3716 10
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail  Pro-visional
Elizabeth Patterson 7259 50.90 2216 5043 0
Mark Hughes  6956 48.77 2202 4754 0
Write In 47 0.33 15 32 0
Over Votes 1 1 0 0
Under Votes 794 250 539 0 
The County website shows additional as yet uncounted ballots: Vote-by-Mail less than 200, and Provisionals est. 12,544. A chart shows that Benicia has 751 provisional ballots yet to be counted. We will keep you posted on further updates

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