L.A. County’s March 5 Election Results

More than a half a dozen Los Angeles County cities held elections on Tuesday. We’ve got some preliminary results below, current as of Thursday morning. But be sure to follow LAVote.net for the latest updates.

Manhattan Beach

Seven candidates were vying for two open seats on the Manhattan Beach City Council. The latest results had non-profit treasurer Suzanne Hadley with 25.10% of the vote; program director Hildy Stern with 18.18%; businessman Joe Franklin with 17.80%; former mayor Mark Burton with 15.77%; retired councilmember/CFO Wayne Powell with 15.71%; dentist Brian Withers with 5.10%; and communications consultant Joseph Ungoco with 2.33%.

Measure A, a hotel tax to fund public safety, pothole repair, and other essential services, also had a strong showing with 75.99% of the vote.


Montebello held a special election to fill the seat formerly occupied by Vanessa Delgado. Unofficial results have David Torres, the son of a former Montebello city administrator, with 63.86%, beating out former council members Art Barajas (25.79%) and Vivian Romero (10.35%).

Palos Verdes Estates

Seven candidates were vying for three open seats. The latest election results looked like this:

• Michael Kemps: 21.23% of the vote (1,617) • David McGowan: 20.44% of the vote (1,557) • Victoria A. Lozzi: 19.74% of the vote (with 1,504) • Jennifer L. King: 15.94% of the vote (1,214) • Betty Lin Peterson: 11.67% of the vote (889) • Kevin F. McCarthy: 8.48% of the vote (646) • Jeff Groves: 2.51% of the vote (191)

Redondo Beach

In Council District 3, Councilmember Christian Anthony Horvath had 55.06% and challenger Candace Allen Nafissi had 44.94%. Horvath beat Nafissi by just 12 votes four years ago.

In Council District 5, incumbent Laura Emdee was leading Mel Samples 62.91% to 37.09%.

Signal Hill

City Councilmember Tina Hansen was running for re-election against two challengers. The latest results showed a close race. Hansen has 35.20%, Keir Jones has 34.85%, and Chris Wilson has 29.95%.

West Hollywood

Three incumbents were seeking re-election in West Hollywood Tuesday: Lindsey P. Horvath, Lauren Meister, and John D’Amico. It was a packed field of 11 candidates, including the son of Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle. All three incumbents held onto their seats.

A cannabis business tax (Measure Y) also passed with 76.20% of the vote.