Benicia Election Results – Nov. 18, 2016, 4:44pm

By Roger Straw, November 18, 2016

Solano County seal (400x400)The Solano County Registrar of Voters issued a day’s end report at 4:44pm Friday 11/18, showing that all Benicia races remain as they were on election night.

Mayor Elizabeth Patterson‘s lead increased by another 26 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 329 as of today. Hughes phoned Mayor Patterson on Wednesday to concede the election.

City Councilmember-elect Steve Young‘s lead over Tom Campbell increased by 32 votes today and his lead over Christina Strawbridge increased by 24. Young remains the top vote-getter, now by a margin of 258 votes over Campbell and 776 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 171 votes, increasing her margin of victory to 3365 votes (18104 Brown to 14739 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 6593 26.78 2022 4472 99
Tom Campbell 6335 25.74 1788 4479 68
Christina Strawbridge 5817 23.63 1604 4134 79
Lionel Largaespada 4009 16.29 1233 2718 58
George Oakes 1767 7.18 565 1173 29
Write-in 94 0.38 33 59 2
Over Votes 16 2 14 0
Under Votes 6029 2121 3733 175
Mayor
 Candidate Total votes   Vote % Election day  Vote by mail  Pro-visional
Elizabeth Patterson 7393 50.97 2216 5056 121
Mark Hughes  7064 48.70 2202 4761 101
Write In 47 0.32 15 32 0
Over Votes 1 1 0 0
Under Votes 825 250 542 33
The County website now shows that ALL Vote-by-Mail ballots have been counted. 9,143 Provisional ballots remain to be counted, including 451 from Benicia. We will keep you posted on further updates

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