The most recent election results in the West Hollywood City General Municipal Elections Member of the City Council race, as of November 9, 2022, at 3:35:19 a.m., show incumbent and current West Hollywood Mayor, Lauren Meister in the lead at 17.54% with 3,388 votes. Former West Hollywood council members John Heilman has 11.88% of the votes with 2,296 votes. And former West Hollywood council member John Duran has 10,80% with 2,087 votes.
“It appears that Lauren Meister, John Heilman, and I have all won seats at WeHo Council,” posted John Duran on his Instagram account earlier this morning. “So grateful. Thank you West Hollywood Voters! We’re back on track.”
However, it is still too close to call. Duran has a 239 votes lead to Robert Oliver who has 2,087. The gap could change as more ballots are counted.
Early election results also show Chelsea Byers coming in at Fifth place so far with 1,796 votes, followed by Zekiah Wright (1673 votes), Steve Martin (1,375 votes), Sarah Adolphoson (1,247 votes), Ben Savage (1,186 votes), Marquita Thomas (1,037 votes), Jordan Cockeram (990 votes) and Adam Darvish (396 votes).
The race for Sheriff has incumbent Alex Villanueva trailing far behind challenger Robert Luna with a 164,201 vote gap. Early results show Villanueva with only 43.22% of the votes with 522,926 votes to Luna’s 56.78% lead with 687,127 votes.
In other Villanueva fails, County Measure A, which is a Charter Amendment providing authority to remove an elected Sheriff for cause, is likely to pass with its early standing at 68%/838,980 votes. The measure grants the Board of Supervisors authority to remove an elected Sheriff from office for cause, including a violation of law related to a Sheriff’s duties, flagrant or repeated neglect of duties, misappropriation of funds, willful falsification of documents, or obstructing an investigation, by a four-fifths vote of the Board of Supervisors.
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors race is currently tight with Bob Hertzberg having a 50.78%/4,104 votes lead over West Hollywood council member Lindsey Horvath who is not far behind at 49.22%/129,838 votes.
Results are representative of Los Angeles County only. Total number of precincts: 3,680. Total number of registrations: 5,627,796. Ballots cast in Vote by Mail precincts are counted in the first bulletin. These tallied Vote by Mail precincts are reflected in the “Precincts Reporting” figure. There are 1864 Vote by Mail precincts. The voter registration figure reflects registrations 29 days before the election. Voters who registered after this date will have their vote counted.