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Final tally of Santa Barbara City Council election ballots released

Posted at 11:30 AM, Nov 14, 2019

The final tally of ballots has been released for Santa Barbara's City Council election earlier this month.

On November 5, voters in Districts 1 and 2 cast ballots for their council members.

The results show Alejandra Gutierrez winning by just eight votes over challenger Jason Dominguez in the District 1 race.

Gutierrez had 963 votes, Dominguez had 955 votes, and Cruzito Herrera Cruz received 100 votes.

Mike Jordan won the District 2 race with 1,509 votes.

Brian Campbell received 1,128 votes, Teri Jory had 759 votes, Tavis Boise had 375 votes, and Luis Esparza received 305 votes.

A total of 6,161 vote-by-mail ballots were cast between the two races.

The winning candidates will each serve five-year terms.

In November 2021, voters will choose a mayor and council members for Districts 4, 5 and 6. They will also each serve five-year terms.

Starting in November 2024, the city will switch to even-year elections and the winning candidates will serve four-year terms.

District 3 was originally included in this year's election, but only one candidate qualified for the race and was appointed to the seat by the city council in August.