Monday, July 22, 2013

Election Tuesday, July 23

Tomorrow, July 23, is the date set for the special election to fill the seat vacated when Norma Torres was elected to the state Senate.

The election has been somewhat heated, especially AGAINST former Republican (who reregistered as Independent for this election) mayor of Ontario, Paul Leon. Pomona is well represented in the race with councilman Freddie Rodriguez, school board member Jason Rothman, former councilperson Danielle Soto, and former aid to Nell Soto and Joe Baca Manuel Saucedo. In addition, perenniel candidate from Ontario, Paul Vincent Avila is on the ballot along with Democrats Doris Louise Wallace, and Tom Haughey, along with Republican Dorothy Pineda.

If no candidate receives over 50% of the vote (which in this 9-person election is highly likely), a runoff will be held with the top two vote getters (regardless of party) facing off.

The polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. If you need to find your polling place, visit


John Clifford said...

The election is over.

The runoff will be between Paul Leon, mayor of Ontario, and our own councilman Freddie Rodriguez.

Here is how the votes broke down:

Paul Vincent Avila (DEM) 692 votes 4.5%

Tom Haughey (DEM) 1,329 votes 8.7%

Freddie Rodriguez (DEM) 3,292 votes 21.6%

Jason A. Rothman (DEM) 1,429 votes 9.4%

Manuel Saucedo (DEM) 524 votes 3.4%

Danielle L. Soto (DEM) 1,146 votes 7.5%

Doris Louise Wallace (DEM) 793 votes 5.2%

Dorothy F. Pineda (REP) 2,211 votes 14.5%

Paul S. Leon (NPP) 3,828 votes 25.1%

Anonymous said...

Thank you John, for the voting results. Nice to have a site one can count on for community information!