Mayoral victory appears imminent for Pomona’s Rothman

Results for four additional precincts have been posted by the county registrar. With 11 of 19 precincts reporting, Pomona Councilman Elliott Rothman now leads fellow Councilman George Hunter 36 percent to 26 percent.

Candidate   Votes Percent
ELLIOTT ROTHMAN   5,178 35.88
GEORGE HUNTER   3,693 25.59
TOMAS URSUA   1,887 13.07
E K GUERRERO JR   1,432 9.92
CANDACE BARRY   863 5.98
HASSAN ALYASSIN   566 3.92
MARK NAVA   542 3.76
NICK TOSAYA   272 1.88

Registration 46,725
Precincts Reporting 11
Total
Precincts
19
% Precincts
Reporting
57.89

On first glance, these results appear surprising because Rothman was recently arrested by Pomona PD on suspicion of DUI. However, in today’s paper, Monica Rodriguez reported that Rothman’s blood-alcohol content was below the legal limit. Maybe that gave him a boost.

As elder Soto retires, younger family member close to victory in Pomona

Today marks the retirement of one Soto — outgoing Assemblywoman Nell Soto — and the possible election of another.

Nell Soto’s granddaughter, 22-year-old Danielle Soto, is leading in early returns for the 1st
 District Pomona City Council seat.

With 1 of 7 precincts reporting, Soto has 47 percent of the vote. Her closest competitor, Fred Van Allen, has 31 percent of the vote. Complete Results

From a candidate profile by Bulletin reporter Monica Rodriguez:

Danielle Soto, 22, said to address crime issues she would seek resident involvement in her district.

“I would get my district more involved by helping facilitate and organizing more Neighborhood Watch groups,” she said.

Her
next step would involve seeking to increase street lighting to deter
criminals from carrying out misdeeds and pursuing state and federal
grant dollars to pay for such improvements, Soto said.

Something else she would pursue is greater collaboration
between residents and police officers, and have the department possibly
have one or two officers who patrol a certain area closely and build
relationships with residents so the latter know who to approach with a
concern, she said.

No party turnover in local state legislature seats

The percentage of precincts reporting in each of these races varies, but it’s looking like there will be no turnover from one party to another in local state senate and assembly races.

Among the winners to State Assembly seats are Pomona Mayor Norma Torres, Chino Hills Mayor Curt Hagman, and Corona Mayor Jeff Miller. Click the links below for district-by-district results.

State Senate:

29th

31st

37th

State Assembly:

59th

60th

61st

62nd

63rd

66th

71st

Five local congressional representatives appear victorious

No turnover once again in local congressional races. Click links below for complete results for each race.

David Dreier (R) over Russ Warner (D)

Grace F. Napolitano (D) over Christopher M. Agrella (L)

Gary G. Miller (R) over Edwin “Ed” Chau (D)

Joe Baca (D) over John Roberts (R)

Ken Calvert (R) over Bill Hedrick (D) — NOTE — this one is slightly closer than the rest.

With 1 more precinct in, Pomona mayoral race tightens

Here are the latest results:

Candidate   Votes Percent
ELLIOTT ROTHMAN   3,836 37.97
GEORGE HUNTER   2,578 25.52
TOMAS URSUA   1,290 12.77
E K GUERRERO JR   908 8.99
CANDACE BARRY   569 5.63
HASSAN ALYASSIN   379 3.75
MARK NAVA   359 3.55
NICK TOSAYA   184 1.82

Registration 46,725
Precincts Reporting 7
Total
Precincts
19
% Precincts
Reporting
36.84

Ridley-Thomas opens big lead over Parks in LA County Supe’s race

If you watch television, you’ve probably heard about the hotly contested race for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke.

As the results stand now, with nearly half of precincts reporting, Mark Ridley-Thomas leads Bernard Parks in the race for Burke’s seat by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.

The race was closely watched because the winner is expected to represent the swing vote on the 5-member board of supervisors. Ridley-Thomas had the support of local labor unions, and was viewed as the more reliably liberal choice. Complete Results