With numbers leaving little doubt, the incumbents in the major Simi Valley elections score a victory, but not without first proving that some candidates made a very worthy first shot and what will no doubt become a political future for some.
Simi Valley Mayor
Paul Miller is our mayor again, with 78.66% of the vote. Bruce Witkin comes second with 13.29%, with Ed Lang bringing in just over 7%.
Simi Valley City Council
Barbra Williamson and Steve Sojka get to keep their jobs as City Councilmembers, earning 29.02% and 35.77% of the votes respectively. Mike Judge pulled in impressive numbers with 17.21%. Something tells me we’ll be seeing more of him…
Simi Valley School Board
Debbie Sandland earned 22.92%, Janice DiFatta took 18.21% and Rob Collins took 23.95% of the vote for Simi Valley Board of Education, making the incuments the victors in this election as well. Ray Cruz came close with over 15%, rounding out the totals with over 10% to Eric Smith and just over 8% to Brad Jashinsky. I firmly believed both would make good candidates, but I don’t think enough people got a chance to see or hear more of them.
Congratulations to all!