Election results from the OC Registrar of Voters for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, election have confirmed the inevitable – we will see several new faces for several cities throughout North Orange County. This outcome was made certain based on incumbents not seeking continued terms of office. The election is yet to be certified and the results will continue to be monitored. More information and updates can be found at OCVote.com. North Orange County Chamber welcomes new and continuing representatives and thanks them for their commitment to their communities.
In Fullerton District 1 as of Tuesday evening, Fred Jung held a narrow 373 vote lead over Andrew Cho. Nick Dunlap holds a sizeable lead in District 2 over a field of competitors capturing 48.79% of the vote. In Fullerton’s District 4, the only race involving an incumbent, Bruce Whitaker held a lead of less than 300 votes over Aaruni Thakur.
Fullerton voters also made their voice heard on two local ballot initiatives. Measure S failed to approve a 1.25% increase in local sales tax, also defeated Measure U which would have prohibited the local sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Buena Park voters in District 3 favor Susan Sonne over her competitors capturing 51.24% of the district’s votes. In the City’s District 4, incumbent Art Brown holds a strong lead (59% of votes) over his competitor.
La Palma Voters re-elected Marshall Goodman to council capturing the highest number of votes cast. Joining Mr. Goodman on council will be newcomers, Debbie Baker and Mark I. Waldman.
Voters in the City of Stanton also favored incumbents with Hong Alyce Van (District 2) capturing 52% of the votes and Carol Warren (District 4) leading with 51.22% of votes.
Voters in Anaheim have elected two new representatives. Jose Diaz upset incumbent Denise Barnes to represent District 1. In District 4, Avelino Valencia holds a strong lead where he captured over 51% of local votes. Incumbent Steve Faessel will continue to represent District 5.
Brea, La Habra and La Palma are cities in the region not voting by district. In Brea, the election favored incumbent’s Christine Marick and Marty Simonoff capturing 36.59% and 32.37% of the vote respectively. A City where City Treasurer is also selected by the voters, Brea voters appear to have elected Denise Eby to this post.
Voters in La Habra elected one new member to represent them choosing Steve Simonian. Voters also reelected Council members Rose Espinoza and Tim Shaw. La Habra voters have overwhelmingly adopted, Measure X-City of La Habra, Citizens Initiative for Preservation of Open Space, by a margin of more than 75%. The City also passed an ordinance to tax and regulate the sale of cannabis.
Placentia represents the sole city among this list where no new council members were represented. Voters re-elected incumbents Rhonda Shader (District 1), Jeremy Yamaguchi (District 3) and Ward Smith (District 5) to serve on City Council.