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Election Results: City of West Hollywood
The race for three open seats on the West Hollywood City Council has been a tense and tight one, and with only unofficial vote counts available and several hundred provisional and/or Vote-By-Mail ballots left to count, the race has not been won, according to the City's election site.
Leading the pack as of the current count are Abbe Land (2,548), John D'Amico (2,471), and John Heilman (2,359). However, both Steve Martin (2,026) and Lindsey Horvath (1,902) remain in contention, pending the remainder of the count, though as Weho Daily points out, "with more than a 300 point spread between the three leaders and Martin and Horvath, in fourth and fifth place respectively, it seems unlikely that the outcome will change upon final tally."
Heilman, a 26-year WeHo City Council vet, seems poised to head towards 30 years on the job. Meanwhile, Horvath, the newest member elected to the Council prior to last night, will be unseated by newcomer D'Amico. Many eyes around the nation were also on the election, as Heilman became embroiled in controversy, and there was the chance he could be unseated.
Also on the WeHo ballot, their Measure A, the "Billboard Tax" was defeated by about 3-to-1.