With the results just now pouring into the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office, there are trends that appear to be setting the tone for the evening with the strong caveat that it’s very early and anything can happen.

Measure N, the attempt to repeal South Pasadena’s utility users tax, appears to be heading to a huge defeat with the 2,266 voting against the repeal and 638 wanting the UUT to go away, according to early numbers from the county.

In the race for South Pasadena City Council District 4, Incumbent Michael A Cacciotti appears to be heading to a sweeping victory over newcomer Eric Brady. As of 9:30 p.m., Cacciotti had garnered 332 votes to Brady’s 94. That puts Cacciotti at 77.93 percent and Brady at 22.07 percent.

Councilwoman Diana Mahmud, District 5 and who ran unopposed, has tallied 504 votes.

Meanwhile, the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education race has three seats up for grabs. This race is far too close at this stage to even identify a trend. Newcomer Dr. Ruby Klara at this early stage is ahead of all those running with 1,516 votes. Second is another newcomer, Zahir Robb, with 1,507 votes; third is Incumbent Michele D. Kipke, 1,506, and fourth is Incumbent Julie M. Giulioni with 1,484 votes. Ivonne Press, who publicly bowed out of the race after signing on, has garnered 374 votes. The winners of this race are the three candidates with the most votes.

Steve Whitmore
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Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.

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