Scott and Birdseye elected to Council, Measure K Open Space passes, Measure R Funding for Local Road Repair & Infrastructure fails
By Roger Straw, November 30, 2022
November 8, 2022 General Election
OFFICIAL RESULTS – 11/30/2022 – 1:11 p.m.
Vote by Mail Ballots Issued – 260,409
Vote by Mail Ballots Processed – 112,378
In-Person Ballots Cast – 18,141
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Benicia City Council vote
Benicia voters elected Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye for City Council 4 year terms. Both had run for Council and lost by narrow margins in recent years, but mounted strong and positive campaigns with backing from a wide variety of electeds, community leaders and local groups. For more about our new Councilmembers, see TerryScottForBenicia2022.org and KariBirdseyeForBenicia.com.
The two incumbents, Christina Strawbridge and Lionel Largaespada, ran their own campaigns, but were independently backed by a massive outlay of spending by Valero’s Benicia Refinery and some local labor groups. That PAC interference in our local elections became an issue in the campaign, and may have contributed to the incumbents’ failure to win re-election.
Detailed breakdown of City Council voting:
Scott received 235 more votes than Birdseye, who received 152 more votes than Largaespada, who received 456 votes more than Strawbridge, who received 3,160 votes more than Innes.
Percentages of total vote:
Scott 24.78%. Birdseye 23.75%. Largaespada 23.09%. Strawbridge 21.10%. Innes 7.29%.
Measure K – Overwhelming support
Measure R – Narrowly defeated
Previous election updates on the BenIndy:
- Benicia Council election: Scott and Birdseye are in 11/18/22
- Benicia election: the race is called for sure 11/16/22
- Benicia election: Vote margins don’t change much 11/15/22
- Benicia election: Scott & Birdseye increase their lead 11/14/22
- Benicia voters appear to reject incumbents, Valero in City Council election 11/12/22
- Benicia elects Terry Scott & Kari Birdseye 11/11/22
- Benicia City Council: Largaespada concedes 11/10/22
- Benicia City Council: Scott & Birdseye increase lead 11/10/22
- About that big number of outstanding ballots 11/10/22
- Birdseye moves up, now leading in second place 11/9/22
- Benicia City Council race: Wait, it’s not over yet! 11/922
- Benicia City Council race too close to call 11/9/22