Jun 19, 2013 1:15 AM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Christianson leads SLO City Council vote

The votes are in for the San Luis Obispo City Council Special Election.

Carlyn Christianson received 4,138 votes, or 47.6% of the vote.

Paul Brown followed with 3,371 votes, or 38.8%.

The third candidate, Donald Hedrick, received 217 votes, or 2.4%.

John Spatafore and Kevin Rice, who dropped out of the race, were still on the ballot and both received a little more than 5% of the vote.

The City Council seat was left empty when Andrew Carter left for a position with the City of Guadalupe.

The new council member will be sworn in on July 2nd.

According to the City of San Luis Obispo, 8,754 votes were received in the special mail-in election. That's a nearly 34% voter turnout.



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