April 16, 2012 - Walnut City Clerk to announce final count in council election
Paper: San Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina, CA)
Title: Walnut City Clerk to announce final count in council election
Date: April 16, 2012
The city of Walnut will count the provisional ballots leftover from Tuesday's City Council election at 11 a.m. today at City Hall, 21201 La Puente Road.
The Walnut City Council election was left in limbo Tuesday night because 645 uncounted ballots had not been counted in a race in whch at least 2,135 people voted.
Although first-place finisher Nancy Tragarz, the current mayor, is well ahead with 2,135 votes, the battles for the second and third spots on the five-member council are much closer, and the outcomes remain uncertain.
Tony Cartagena, a 12-year council veteran, came in second in the unofficial tally with 1,746 votes. Challenger John Saleeby took the third seat with an even 1,700 votes. But once the uncounted ballots are tallied today, Saleeby could be overtaken by fourth-place finisher Eric Ching, who with 1,649 is only 51 votes behind.
Section: Politics Local
Record Number: 20407517
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