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John D'Amico Wins Weho City Council Seat

Former planning commissioner D'Amico wins enough votes to unseat Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath as Abbe Land and John Heilman are re-elected.

Supporters of John D'Amico gathered at West Hollywood Park auditorium Tuesday night after results showed he came in second place in the City Council election.  

There were a total of nine candidates vying for three seats on the City Council. 

The final, but , results showed Councilwoman  came in first with 2,548 ballots, followed by D'Amico with 2,471 and Mayor with 2,359. 

D'Amico won enough votes to unseat Councilwoman who was appointed in 2009 after the death of longtime Councilman Sal Guariello. 

The West Hollywood city clerk said there were a total of 5,346 votes that were cast in the election, and 930 provisional and absentee ballots still need to be counted.

The votes are scheduled to be certified at the March 21 City Council meeting. The new council will be sworn in at the same time.

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Bob March 11, 2011 at 02:25 AM
You need to be like the Iranian Temple on Crescent Heights where you send them a threatening letter that you will pull a block of voters. That is how the game is played. They only respond out of fear.
Elyse Eisenberg March 11, 2011 at 04:28 AM
The WeHo City website is now saying only 800 provisional and vote-by-mail ballots are outstanding. Isn't that odd? They are saying the election night announcement of 930 was an estimate. Wouldn't an estimate be 800-900, or over 900, and not 930? That's a pretty specific number and was easily calculable as all the precincts had to provide the number of these ballots. What happened to the other 130 ballots? Asst City Clerk Corey Schaffer stated election night that they received a higher than usual number of these ballots.
Bob March 11, 2011 at 04:47 AM
It's all about ballot Trashing. Somebody that gets their ballot by mail is definitely going to vote. They are hardcore. This city is corrupt. You cannot do anything about it because the cops won't help you. They just want their contract with the city. The incumbents got to count the ballots and handle them.
WeHoan March 11, 2011 at 08:52 AM
And the results showed the city is not nearly as divided as some people imagine. Land, D'Amico and Heilman placed in the top 4 (out of 10) in all precincts of the city -- westside, central and eastside alike.
Bob March 11, 2011 at 03:48 PM
I think a person has to look kind of weird to win in WeHo. If you have strange facial features and keep thin that is half what it takes to win.

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