Andre Quintero will be the next mayor
of El Monte and Norma Macias will have a seat on the city council.
The two candidates, who were heavily backed by city unions, dominated
in the city’s election.
The second city council seat up for
grabs will go to incumbent councilman Juventino “J” Gomez who
edged out Planning Commissioner Richard Garner by just 75 votes.
The other incumbent, Councilman Art
Barrios, came in fourth, more than 200 votes behind.
Despite an early lead that had him in
second place, Kien Lam came in fifth, followed by former city
employee Angel Ralph Nunez.
In the mayoral race, Quintero won
nearly 2,000 more votes than incumbent Mayor Ernie Gutierrez.
And in the treasurer and city clerk
races, both incumbents won.
Here is the vote breakdown.
Juventino Gomez 1,590 votes 17.13
Richard Garnder 1,515 votes 16.32
Art Barrios 1,379 votes 14.85 percent
Kien Lam 1,280 votes 13.79 percent
Angel Ralph Nunez 730 votes 7.86
Andre Quintero 3,621 votes 67.48
Ernie Gutierrez 1,745 votes 32.52
Lorene Gutierrez 2,604 votes 57.07
Bharat Patel 1,959 votes 42.93 percent
Henry Velasco 2,491 votes 54.51 percent
Richard Thomas 2,079 votes 45.49