Incumbent Diamond Bar City Council candidates Steve Tye and Ron Everett were easily re-elected, according to unofficial election results.
Tye received over 3,000 votes, about 24 percent, and Everett pulled in about 20 percent of the votes.
Newcomer Ling-Ling Chang finished third, enough to win the remaining council seat, with about 19 percent of the votes. Chang, who works in the education field and serves on a local water district, says she is the first hometown candidate to be elected to the council.
It was a victory for supporters of the NFL stadium plan in neighboring Industry. All three winners supported the project and the Diamond Bar’s $20-million settlement with developer Majestic Realty Co.
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).
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.
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 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.
Incumbents Gloria Olmos, Rudy Martinez and David Del Rio were re-elected to their Valle Lindo School Board seats.
Olmos gained the most number of votes, with 32 percent. She was followed by Martinez’s nearly 26 percent and Del Rio’s nearly 24 percent.
Incumbent Jane Bock and challenger Don Davis won the two Charter-Oak Unified School Board seats in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results.
Bock won just under 35 percent of the vote (about 1,200 votes). She served on the school board for the past four years and said she wanted to return for more.
Davis, associate vice president/chief information officer
for Azusa Pacific University, came in second with 31 percent or 1,100 votes.
Incumbent David Rose lost his bid for another term, garnering only 23 percent of the vote.
As the majority of election results finish coming in, the three Diamond Bar city council candidates with early leads are holding firm.
Incumbents councilmen Steve Tye holds just under 24 percent of the votes and Ron Everett has about 21 percent. Twelve of 17 precincts are reporting, along with the absentee votes.
The highly contested third seat is held by Ling-Ling Chang, who works in the education field and has experience on the local water district, with 18.5 percent of the vote.
In order, Robert Velazquez (10.95 percent), David Liu (10.84 percent), Lucy Huang (8.37 percent) and Shawn “S” Dhand (7.31 percent) round out the remaining candidates.
Challenger Cary Chen, a business owner, held an early lead for one of three seats in the Rowland Unified school board election with 19 percent of the vote, with absentees and only four of 32 precincts reporting.
Incumbent Robert Hidalgo and challenger Kimo Morris, a college biology teacher, were also in an early position to claim the remaining two spots.
Hidalgo had a more comfortable lead with about 17 percent, but Morris had a slight margin over fourth place with 14.73 percent. (Incumbent Gilbert Garcia was at 14.7 percent.)
Incumbents Gloria Olmos, Rudy Martinez and David Del Rio were leading in the election for three seats on the Valle Lindo School Board in South El Monte.
Olmos hold about 32 percent of the votes, with only absentees and four of the six precincts reporting.
The two-school district serves about 900 students. Martinez held 27 percent and Del Rio 24 percent of the votes.
Challenger “Jackie” Tovar was at about 17 percent of the votes.
The two-school district serves about 900 students.