Campaign 2015

Councilman Huizar reelected without a fight *

greuel-huizar-guisados.jpgHuizar with Wendy Greuel at Guisado's in Boyle Heights during her 2013 campaign for mayor. LA Observed file photo.

* Updated at 12:30 a.m. with later results

City Councilman Jose Huizar won reelection outright on Tuesday, avoiding the need for a runoff against Gloria Molina or anyone else. The stiff challenge from Molina, the former county supervisor and city council member, just never grew into anything. With nearly all of the district's precincts counted, Huizar had 66 percent of the vote to Molina's 24 percent.

It's too soon to know who's in the runoff in the 4th district to succeed Tom LaBonge, but with almost all precincts in, longtime LaBonge deputy Carolyn Ramsay leads with 15.41 percent and David Ryu a close second 150 votes behind. Tomas O'Grady is 40 votes behind Ryu. Only the top two finishers go on to the runoff.

In the 8th district, Marqueece Harris-Dawson is gliding to outright victory and will succeed Bernard Parks on the council. In the Valley, Councilwoman Nury Martinez staved off another challenge from Cindy Montanez and was reelected.

The measures to change the year and month of city and school board elections have passed — they both have over 75 percent right now. The school board races voted on Tuesday all look headed for runoffs.

Check back later for updates or follow the count at the City Clerk's website.

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