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Goleta re-elects mayor, fills two city council seats

Posted at 9:26 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 12:26:43-05

UPDATE (9:25 a.m) – Incumbent Goleta mayor Paula Perotte has widened her lead over challenger Michael T. Bennett as ballots were counted overnight.

Perotte won 61 percent of votes. Bennett trailed her with 39 percent of votes.


Voters in Goleta had several issues to consider in the November election.

In the race for mayor, early results show incumbent Paula Perotte leading challenger Michael T. Bennett with 59 percent of the vote.

There were just two people running for the two open seats on the city council – current council member Roger S. Aceves and James Kyriaco.

Voters were also faced with two measures.

Measure W would set the annual salary for city council members at 75 percent of the city’s non-family household median income ($42, 134). The mayor’s salary would be 90 percent of the city’s non-family household median income ($50,561). It appears poised for passage with “yes” votes totaling nearly 63 percent.

Measure Z, a cannabis business tax, passed with nearly 83 percent “yes” votes.