Ericksson moves up to third in City Council race

Wave Staff Report

CULVER CITY — Mayor Goran Ericksson has moved into third place in the race for City Council here as the counting of votes continued one week after the Nov. 3 election.

In the latest unofficial tally from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Office released Nov. 10, Ericksson had received 8,548 votes, 20 more than Freddy Puza, who fell to fourth place.

Albert Vera, with 10,489 votes, and Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, with 10,320, continued to lead. Incumbents Thomas Small and Meghan Sahli-Wells did not run for reelection. Sahli-Wells was termed out of office.

In the race for the Culver City school board, incumbent Kelly Kent was headed to reelection but Anne Allaire was running fourth.

Paula Amezola De Herrera was in second place with 9.059 votes to Kent’s 10,499.

Scott Zeidman was in third place with 5,935 votes followed by Allaire, who was seeking her second term on the board, with 4,689.

According to Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan, there are more than 142,000 votes remaining to be counted in the county, including 69,000 vote by mail ballots that have been received after election day and 65,000 condition ballots that were cast by people who registered to vote at a voting center the day their cast their ballot.

Under state law, vote by mail ballots that were postmarked on or before Election Day must be counted as long as they are received by Nov. 20.

Logan said the next vote count would be released Nov. 13.