Pearce Leads Long Beach 2nd District Primary; Gray and Pearce to Compete in June Runoff

The excitement in the air within the subterranean space at The Blind Donkey was palpable, as the final election results were announced. Around midnight, the results streamed in: Pearce finished on top, with a final 43.6 percent of the vote, followed by Gray at 36.9 percent and Garnica at 19.5 percent. People were smiling and hugging, heady at the prospect of their candidate winning the Second District primary—a race that has been somewhat fraught with misleading campaign tactics.