Bob Huber defeated Ken Sandberg for Simi Valley Mayor, though Ken captured 20% of the vote.
As predicted, Steve Sojka achieved a very comfortable victory for Simi Valley City Council with 30.38% of the vote. Joining him on the City Council will be Keith Mashburn, who took 21.07% of the vote. Congratulations to Steve Sojka and Keith Mashburn!
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!
As I sit here and watch Senator John McCain’s concession speech, I can’t help but to wonder what some of the local candidates are thinking about right now. Is it excitement? Anxiety? My wife and I were discussing it briefly and it occurred to us that we haven’t experienced anything like the anticipation they must be feeling now.
I’m scouring the internet and listening to and reading every bit of local election news I can find. As soon as I hear any results on the local elections, they’ll be online here. In the meantime, I encourage you to browse this site and find out what’s to come in the coming months.
Continued best wishes to all the candidates!