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Democrats Sweep City Council Elections

Torres, Adelson, Mandel wrest majority from GOP; Ford defeats Tangney in legislature race.

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.

4th Legislative District Seat

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.

laocoon November 11, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Had no idea Fran was 59. She does look good. Sofield, for one thing, owns bars in the West End. That's just the beginning.
Sue November 11, 2011 at 09:46 PM
what if he retires first knowing what ahead?
Candygram for Mongo November 11, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Let's not mince words here: Fran is smokin' hot!
Barbara J Lee November 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Amigo, let me clarify: whatever "working" relationship I have had with those mentioned comes from years and years of volunteer "work" for various non profit LB orgs! no dineros ($) changed hands, no benefit to me from either party! neither of which am I registered with. So my motivation is neither shadowy nor shallow! lol love that imagery! Ask Mr James and/or Lucy! we go way back!
Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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