Check back soon for results and post-election coverage.
11:27PM | With 7 of 28 precincts reporting, Stacy Mungo maintains her lead in the race for the Long Beach City Council District 5 seat, with 55.88% of the vote to Rich Dines’ 44.12%.
Meanwhile in District 7, with 6 of 30 precincts reporting, incumbent Roberto Uranga leads challenger Jared Milrad by 116 votes, at 54.28% to 45.72%.
In the race for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, District 3 seat, with 5 of 41 precincts reporting, Juan M. Benitez leads with 63.72% of the vote to Cesar A. Armendariz’ 36.28%.
With 105 of 221 precincts counted, the yes vote for Measure M continues to lead at 55.26%.
In Los Angeles county, Gavin Newsom leads the race for Governor of California at 30.46%, followed by Antonio Villaraigosa at 21.33% and John H. Cox at 21.02%.
However statewide, with about 46% of precincts reporting, Newsom leads with 34.0% of the vote, with Cox second at 26.0% and Villaraigosa trailing at 11.7%. Villaraigosa conceded earlier tonight, asking supporters to get behind Newsom.
Statewide, Diane Feinstein leads the Senate race with 43% of the vote, with Kevin De Leon coming in at 11.2%. In Los Angeles county, Feinstein leads De Leon 46.48% to 14.95%.
Ricardo Lara, who currently represents Long Beach in the State Senate, leads the race for state Insurance Commissioner with 51.54% of the vote.
Incumbent Congressman Alan Lowenthal leads the race to keep his seat representing Long Beach in the 47th District with 65.36% of the vote.
7th District candidate Jared Milrad said no matter the outcome tonight he and his volunteers are proud of what they’ve done as well as their grassroots efforts and vision for the future based on residents’ needs. #LBVotes @LongBeachPost— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
As we wait, Benitez tells me he’s “feeling very energized and motivated.” If he wins, a couple of his top priorities will include addressing the opportunity gap in Long Beach and prioritizing the social/emotional well being of all students. #LBVotes @longbeachpost— Asia Morris (@hugelandmass) June 6, 2018
Meet Karla Maria Hernandez. A lifelong resident of LBC’s Westside. She always enjoyed politics but never felt motivated to participate until Milrad knocked on her door (the first candidate to ever do so) and inspired her w their mutual love for animals among other issues. pic.twitter.com/dpzCMHrRhD— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
One of those volunteers is 20yo CSULB dreamer Paola who, despite not being able to vote, was motivated to help Milrad’s campaign when she discovered they shared the same values. She was also inspired to help inform her fellow Latinos. #LBVotes @LongBeachPost pic.twitter.com/Ig70sTQ6wq— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
Yes, election results are taking a minute to come in. However, “Juan is going to have the biggest victory of the night tonight,” said @robertgarcialb earlier. #LBVotes @longbeachpost https://t.co/XhUEGtx6Ep— Asia Morris (@hugelandmass) June 6, 2018
Benitez has 62 percent of the vote so far over Armendariz’ 37. No matter who wins, this will be the first time in nearly 25 years that LBUSD has had a Latino on its board of education. #LBVotes @LongBeachPost— Asia Morris (@hugelandmass) June 6, 2018
Community members James and Christine (part of Long Beach Forward but here on a personal capacity) say they support Uranga because of his work for marginalized people. #LBVotes @LongBeachPost pic.twitter.com/VTePMn5whu— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
Talked to local pastor Rev. Leon Woods who said he’s supporting Uranga because he shares his values and believes he is a capable man who is able to talk to all sectors of the community-from poor, to middle class and wealthy residents. #LBVotes @LongBeachPost pic.twitter.com/OSby9ZTEhh— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
8:55PM | With early results rolling in, Stacy Mungo leads Rich Dines 56.41% to 43.59% in the race for the District 5 City Council race.
In the race for the District 7 seat, Roberto Uranga leads Jared Milrad 51.30% to 48.70%.
Juan M. Benitez leads 62.32% to 37.68% against Cesar A. Armendariz in the race for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, District 3 seat.
Yes votes for Measure M, which allows the city to “amend its Charter to authorize annual fund transfers from the City’s water, sewer and gas utilities to the General Fund not to exceed 12% of utility gross revenues,” are leading at 58.98%.
On the state level, Gavin Newsom (D) is leading in Los Angeles county with 32.09% of the vote, with John H. Cox (R) trailing at 20.95%, and Antonio Villaraigosa (D) at 17.90%. Diane Feinstein (D), currently leading in Los Angeles county with 47.63% of the vote, will move on to the November ballot. Kevin De Leon (D) trails at 12.89%, and James P. Bradley (R) at 7.87%.
I see Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce is here showing her support along with former Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga (who is also Roberto’s wife). pic.twitter.com/tCdYUYfvcR— Stephanie Rivera (@StephRivera88) June 6, 2018
Currently at the election night party for LBUSD board of education candidate Cesar Armendariz. One of his supporters, Diane, said he’s “A great man, nothing pompous about him. It’s going to be great to see where life takes him whether he wins or loses.” #LBvotes pic.twitter.com/VP5Dw5feyf— Asia Morris (@hugelandmass) June 6, 2018
8:10PM | The polls are now closed statewide but Long Beach voters may need to wait a while until they can see the live results pour in online as the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is experiencing technical difficulties.
A link which displays live updates as ballots are counted failed to show local races including Long Beach’s Seventh and Fifth District council races and a Long Beach Unified School District board member race.
This comes after county officials announced this afternoon that nearly 120,000 county voters’ names were omitted from rosters at several polling places in Los Angeles County, including Long Beach, resulting in voters needing to vote provisionally, and some voters being erroneously turned away. What impact this will have on the vote counting process, if it will trigger a recount, or what other issues may surface is not yet known.