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Hobson Solidifies Lead in La Cañada City Council Race

Although final election results will not be confirmed until the end of the month following the March 5 primary, not much has changed in the race for La Cañada Flintridge City Council.
Council candidate Jeanne Hobson has led since the first tally on March 6. Results as of March 13 show Hobson at 24.91% with 3,991 votes.
“The vote count has been steady, and I am feeling pretty confident that I will be able to prevail,” Hobson told the Outlook Valley Sun. “I would like to commend my fellow candidates for running great campaigns and their dedication to our city. I look forward to serving the community for the next four years and thank all those who helped me and who voted.”
Incumbent Keith Eich is following close in second at 23.43% with 3,754 votes, while Stephanie Fossan is in third at 21.66% and 3,471 votes.
“I am honored and delighted by the support and enthusiasm I’ve received in the course of this campaign,” Fossan said. “All the candidates ran strong campaigns, and I am impressed by their desire to serve our city. I have heard from both Quemars Ahmed and Rick Gunter and appreciate their gracious sentiments. Assuming these results hold as the rest of the votes are counted, I look forward to serving on the City Council and helping La Cañada Flintridge move forward on the important issues it faces.”
Mayor Rick Gunter and Quemars Ahmed hold the last two spots, with Gunter at 17.56% and Ahmed at 12.44%.
“I am excited that our new City Council will better reflect the makeup of our city,” said Ahmed. “We accomplished so much in our short campaign, and I am thankful for every conversation with every voter and look forward to supporting our new Council and our city of La Cañada Flintridge in any way that I can.”
Measure LCF is also holding on to its stride with yes votes at 59%.
City Manager Daniel Jordan highlighted how great election season can be for the community.
“The election is a great time to reflect on the fantastic community we have the privilege of working for,” said Jordan. “I am particularly heartened by our residents’ positive response to Measure LCF.”
Current voter turnout is at 28.72% for Los Angeles County, with an estimate of 12,000 outstanding ballots to still be processed, as of March 13.
On Election Day, the city of LCF had a voter turnout of 26.33%, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office. Data also shows that there are 15,658 voters registered in the city, as well.
The top three candidates for City Council will be sworn in to the dais in April. Daily election results can be viewed at results.lavote.gov.

First published in the March 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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