Eriksson Overtakes Puza for 3rd Place in Tight City Council Race


November 12, 2020

Albert Vera

Culver City Mayor Goran

Eriksson received good news

from the Los Angeles County

Registrar this week but the

City Council race is not over

as mailed-in ballots are still

being counted daily.

The latest election update

show that Eriksson passed

challenger Freddy Puza for

the third open seat on the City

Council. The difference between

the two candidates is

only 20 votes.

According to semi-official

results released yesterday,

Albert Vera still tops the field

with 10,489 votes, followed

by Yasmine Imani McMorrin

with 10,320 votes, Eriksson

with 8548 and Puza with 8528

votes. The top three vote getters

win seats on the council.

Results also showed the

other contenders with following

totals: Darrel Menthe with

7,742, Heather Wollin with

3,829, Khin Khin Gyi with

3013, Robert "Mr. Z" Zirgulis

with 2108 and Anthony Rizzo

with 1,379.

Culver City Clerk Jeremy

Green said voter turnout had

been excellent, with "81% of

our registered voters casting

a ballot."

Green said that 19,471 Culver

City residents cast their

votes in the Nov. 3 election,

including 16,114 by mail. Culver

City has 29,094 registered


County Registrar officials

Yasmine-Imani McMorrin

said they are still tabulating

a number of mail-in ballots

countywide and they will post

updatesNov. 13, Nov. 17, Nov.

20, Nov. 24, Nov. 27 and Nov.


The election will be certified

in December, with the new

council members sworn in

Dec. 14.


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