Incumbents re-elected to Orchard Dale Water Board

Incumbents Joseph Velasco III, Robert “Bob” Noonan, and Harold “Hal” Estabrook were easily re-elected to the Orchard Dale Water Board.
Here are the results:

Joseph Velasco III         493 30.4%
Robert “Bob” Noonan     446 27.5%
Harold “Hal” Estabrook  349 21.5%
Octavio “Toby” Chavez  193 11.9%
Estela Machorro           140  8.6%

Both El Monte school board results in

El Monte City School board member Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo, and challengers Eddie Zuniga and Roberto Cruz, won bids for three seats, according to unofficial results.
Salcedo finished first, with about 23 percent of the vote, followed by Zuniga (about 22 percent). Cruz won 20.64 percent of the vote, 45 votes ahead of fourth place.
In the El Monte Union High School District election, challenger John Tran and incumbents Carlos Salcedo and Theresa Velasco won seats, according to unofficial results.
Salcedo was the clear winner, with about 23 percent of the vote,
followed Velasco (about 16 percent) and Tran (15 percent).

Two incumbents, challenger unofficially win in crowded Rowland Unified

Incumbents Robert Hidalgo and Gilbert Garcia and challenger Cary Chen were elected to three seats on the Rowland Unified School Board in a crowded field that featured eight candidates.
Hidalgo received about 18 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results. Chen, a business owner, came in second with about 17 percent and Garcia received about 16 percent.

Board incumbents win back seats at Whittier City School District

With the backing of the district’s teachers union, incumbents Linda Small, Ken Henderson and Efrain Aceves easily won back their board seats at the Whittier City School District in Tuesday’s elections.

They were being challenged by Jackson Elementary School community liaison G. Sylvia Hurtado, who received 993 ballots cast in her favor, or 15 percent of the vote.

Small received the largest amount of votes —  1,824 — while Henderson received about 28 percent of the vote, or 1,789 ballots cast in his favor.

Aceves rounded out the top three, receiving 1,763 ballots in his favor or 27 percent of the vote.

West Covina City Council remains the same

WEST COVINA — With all precincts reporting, Incumbents Sherri Lane, Mike Touhey and Shelley Sanderson appear to have successfully won back their seats on the West Covina City Council.

The incumbents faced three challengers — political newcomer Steve Gomez-Pedroza, Community Service Commissioner Colleen Rozatti and Planning Commissioner Fredrick Sykes.


Sykes came in fourth and was behind Sanderson by 554 votes, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk’s Office.

Voters oust one incumbent in West Covina school district

Incumbent George Fuller appears to have
lost his seat on the West Covina Unified School district, in a close
race. Voters instead gave the seat to Eileen Miranda Jimenez.

Incumbent Jessica Shewmaker appears to
have retained her seat.

With 100 percent of precincts in,
Jimenez has 1,989 votes and Shewmaker has 1,792 votes. Fuller trails
by only 74 votes, with 1,718 votes. Michael Flowers got 1,596 votes
and Mindy Miracle got 1,557 votes.

The top two vote-getters win the seats.

Incumbents, one challenger win in Norwalk-La Mirada school board race

Incumbents Ed Hengler, Ana Valencia and Darryl Adams were re-elected to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education. Challenger Margarita Rios also was elected. Incumbent John Johnson chose not to seek re-election. With all 39 precincts counted, here are the results:

Ed Hengler        2,296  18.7%
Ana Valencia     2,198  17.9%
Margarita Rios   2,174  17.7%
Darryl Adams    2,065  16.8%
Chris Pflanzer   1,890  15.4%
Jesse Urquidi    1,681  13.7%

Incumbents with clean sweep in Hacienda La Puente

In the Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board election, incumbents seemed to have ruled.
Incumbents Joseph Chang, Anita Perez and Rudy Chavarria easily defended their seats with each pulling in at least 20 percent of the votes, according to unofficial election results.
Chang and Perez were elected to their fifth school board terms, and Chavarria to his second.

Incumbent, challenger unofficial winners in Covina-Valley

Incumbent Chuck Kemp and challenger Richard White were elected to two Covina-Valley Unified school board seats, according to unofficial results.
Kemp pulled in 1,926 votes, about 31 percent, and White won 1,728 votes, about 27 percent.
Incumbent Teri Meister finished last, or fourth, with about 20 percent of the vote.
The district, like many in the region, is facing a projected $11 million deficit at the close of the 2011-12 school year.