Culver City Observer -

By Stephen Hadland
Observer Publisher 

Wesson, Mitchell Face Runoff

Measure CC, Culver City Sales Tax Increase, to Remain in Place

 

In the hotly-contested Second District Supervisor race, Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson will face State Senator Holly Mitchell in a runoff at the general election on November 3. Neither candidate garnered over 50% of the votes to avoid a runoff.

Locally, Culver City Measure CC, which extends by 10 years the sales tax increase approved by the voters in 2012, passed with a whopping 75.03 percent voting yes and 24.9 percent rejecting the extension. With its passage, the sales tax will be extended until 2031. The tax generates $9.8 million for the city's general fund each year.

Congresswoman Karen Bass was easily reelected to her seat with 88.82% of the vote and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove won her contest, capturing 55.20% of the votes.

It should be noted that with the volume of mail-in ballots, there are large percentage of votes yet to be counted. However, none of the races are close enough for the uncounted ballots to make a difference.

The supervisor's race to replace Mark Ridley-Thomas featured three high profile candidates with Wesson, Mitchell and former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry.

Culver City plans another tax measure on the November ballot. This time it would be a tax increase of 1/4% on the sales tax. That would raise the sales tax to the state maximum.

CULVER CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - MEASURE CC

Measure CC: CONTINUATION OF CITY SERVICES TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX. Shall the measure to maintain 911 emergency response services by retaining firefighters/ police officers/ paramedics; addressing homelessness; fixing potholes/streets; maintaining storm drains, parks, after-school programs, senior services, and other general fund services, by continuing the voter approved one-half cent sales tax, generating approximately 9.8 million dollars annually, until March 31, 2031, requiring independent annual audits, all funds used locally, with no tax rate increase, be adopted?

Candidate(s) Votes Percent

YES 5,545 75.03%

NO 1,845 24.97%

SUPERVISOR 2ND DISTRICT

Candidate(s) Votes Percent

HERB J. WESSON JR. (N) 51,750 32.09%

HOLLY J. MITCHELL (N) 41,139 25.51%

JAN C. PERRY (N) 19,771 12.26%

ALBERT ROBLES (N) 18,357 11.38%

JORGE NUÑO (N) 10,715 6.64%

JAKE JEONG (N) 10,546 6.54%

RENÉ LORENZO RIGARD (N) 9,007 5.58%

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 37th District

Candidate(s) Votes Percent

KAREN BASS (D) 69,334 86.82%

ERROL WEBBER (R) 6,784 8.49%

LARRY THOMPSON (N) 3,744 4.69%

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 54th District

Candidate(s) Votes Percent

SYDNEY KAMLAGER (D) 30,484 55.20%

TRACY BERNARD JONES (D) 16,303 29.52%

GLEN RATCLIFF (R) 6,044 10.95%

CLINTON BROWN (D) 2,389 4.33%

 

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