With the final results into the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office, Measure N, the attempt to repeal South Pasadena’s utility users tax, has gone down to a huge defeat with 6,000 voting against the repeal and 1,623 wanting the UUT to go away, according to official numbers.

In the race for South Pasadena City Council District 4, Incumbent Michael A. Cacciotti swept to victory over newcomer Eric Brady. Cacciotti garnered 929 votes to Brady’s 357. That puts Cacciotti at 72.24 percent and Brady at 27.76 percent.

Councilwoman Diana Mahmud, District 5 and who ran unopposed, has tallied 1,305 votes.

Meanwhile, the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education race has three seats up for grabs. Newcomer Dr. Ruby Kalra topped the list with 4,014 votes. Second is another newcomer, Zahir Robb, with 3,975 votes; third is Incumbent Michele D. Kipke, 3,740; and fourth is Incumbent Julie M. Giulioni with 3,666 votes. Ivonne Press, who publicly bowed out of the race after signing on, garnered 1,128 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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