Runoff in Hosp/Wilson election “too close to call” say officials

Runoff in Hosp/Wilson election “too close to call” say officials

As of Wednesday morning, newcomer Phil Hosp is beating Councilman Andy Wilson by just 20 votes in the unofficial election results for Tuesday’s runoff for Pasadena’s District 7 City Council seat. According to city officials, 1,602 votes were cast for Hosp, while Wilson took 1,582 votes.

With at least 290 ballots left to be counted, city officials say the race is too close to call.

Hosp and Wilson were the top two contenders in Pasadena’s municipal election on March 7. They faced off against a panoply of candidates, including lawyer Alejandro “Alex” Menchaca,  PR consultant Sheena Tahilramani and Amtrak Supervisor Bryan Witt. However, no candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote, forcing a runoff.

Although 290 ballots are left to be counted (200 of which are vote-by-mail ballots, the rest provisional), city officials said Tuesday night that more vote-by-mail ballots could be received later this week. Votes will be counted again next Wednesday by City Clerk Mark Jomsky.

— Hugo Guzman, Contributor

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