Incumbent Len Torres, second-time candidate Fran Adelson and newcomer Scott Mandel, all Democrats, wracked up the most votes for the three open seats in the Long Beach City Council election Tuesday.
Torres had the highest vote total, 3,798, while Adelson garnered 3,796 and Mandel collected 3,708 in the at-large election. Torres and Adelson captured four-year seats, and Mandel won a two-year term.
Among the other candidates in the field of six, Republican Marvin Weiss received 3,333 votes, while fellow Republican candidates Thomas Sofield Jr. and Mona Goodman got 3,324 and 3,321 votes, respectively.
With the victory, the Democrats wrest the 3-2 majority from the Republicans on the council, which also includes Democrat Michael Fagen and Republican John McLaughlin.
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Long Beach resident and Republican incumbent Legis. Denise Ford collected 53.59 percent of the total votes to defeat Democratic challenger Darlene Tangney, 6,901 votes to 5,971 votes.
* This story was updated at 5:30 a.m. on 11/9/11.