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Candidates for Morro Bay mayor separated by 100 votes

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 07, 2018

UPDATE (8:55 a.m.) – The race for Morro Bay mayor and city council seats were some of the tightest in San Luis Obispo County.

Mail-in ballots are still being counted after Election Day but with 100 percent of precincts reporting, John Headding has a narrow lead over John Weiss in the mayoral race. Headding won 51 percent of votes while Weiss trailed him with 49 percent.

Dawn Addis was the top vote-getter in the race to claim a seat on the Morro Bay City Council. She won 29 percent of votes. She’s followed by Jeff Heller with 23 percent, Betty Winholtz with 22 percent,  Jan Goldman with 18 percent and Jesse Barron with 8 percent.


UPDATE (12:05 a.m.) – The latest election night results released shortly after 11 p.m. showed John Headding growing his lead over John Weiss in the race for mayor, but only 101 votes separated the two candidates.


(10:10 p.m.) – Voters in Morro Bay chose a new mayor on Tuesday, but that person is still to be determined.

Results released just after 9 p.m. on Election Night showed John Headding and John Weiss separated by just 49 votes with Headding in the lead.

Five people were also running for two open seats on the city council. Early results showed Dawn Addis leading with 27 percent of the vote, followed by Jeff Heller with 22 percent, Betty Winholtz with 21 percent, Jan Goldman with 18 percent, and Jesse Barron with 9 percent.

Also on the ballot in Morro Bay – Measure D, a cannabis business tax. It passed with early results showing “yes” votes totaling 75 percent.