Latest Election Results Update Show Shyne and Erickson Still the Winners

Sepi Shyne (left) and John Erickson

West Hollywood councilmembers-elect Sepi Shyne and John Erickson continue to amass votes according to the latest figures from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office.

With the release of updated numbers on Friday, Shyne crossed the 8,000 vote threshold and Erickson crossed the 7,200 vote threshold.

Shyne now has a total of 8,011 votes, up 84 votes since the results were last updated on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Erickson now has a total of 7,262 votes, up 74 votes since the last update. There is now a difference of 749 votes between Shyne in first place and Erickson in second place.

In third place, incumbent John Heilman now has a total of 6,167 votes, up 59 votes since Tuesday’s update. Heilman is now 1,095 votes behind Erickson.

Although there are still votes to count – vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots and same-day registration ballots – it seems unlikely Heilman can surge from behind to overtake Erickson for second place and thereby remain on the Council.

Further down the tally, challenger Larry Block remains in fourth place with a total of 3,445 votes, an increase of 40 votes since the last update.

In fifth place is incumbent John Duran with 3,331 votes, an increase of 41 votes since the Tuesday update. Block is now 114 votes ahead of his longtime rival Duran.

The city plans to honor the outgoing incumbents at Monday’s City Council meeting which starts at 6 p.m. There will be presentations to both Heilman and Duran at the start of that virtual meeting. Residents who want to pay tribute to them during the public comment period are encouraged to do so.

Although they’re being honored at Monday’s meeting, Heilman and Duran’s last official City Council meeting is the Dec. 7 meeting. However, they will only be a part of it briefly. At that meeting, the current Council must vote to certify the election results. Immediately after that, councilmembers-elect Shyne and Erickson are scheduled to be installed into office.

As for the rest of the updated election results, the rest of the challengers all saw slight increases in their numbers. Noemi Torres now has 1,631 votes for sixth place, while Mark Yusupov has 1,431 votes for seventh place.

Marco Colantonio holds onto eighth place with 982 votes, while Jerome Cleary has 612 votes for ninth place.

The other two candidates on the ballot withdrew from the race before election day, but their names still appeared on the ballot. Tom Demille has 574 votes while Christopher McDonald has 516 votes.

The LA County Registrar releases updated figures from the Nov. 3 election every Tuesday and Friday on the lavote.net website. The registrar is scheduled to finalize the results on Nov. 30.

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Michael Grace
19 days ago

As a member of the Writers and Dramatist Guild I totally support their election. Especially regarding large hotels like the Chateau Marmont that just fired everyone. The bottom line for this election, demonstrates that the citizens aren’t going to be the victims of greedy developers or their street walker lawyers and lobbyists. Duran and Heilman losing demonstrates that social media was very responsible in voting these two men out of office. Traditional media, like the Los Angeles Times is dying, and WEHOville and online local news is the player instead of daily newspaper, like the Times, which charges $2.75 newsstand… Read more »

Joshua88
Joshua88
20 days ago

Still great news. Awesome turnout for this election. If I remember correctly, Mr Duran won with around 4000+, at his last race.

Larry Block
Larry Block
20 days ago

The real winner was the union – Unite Here who won both seats and now has a 3 vote majority.

Jeffery Aubel
Jeffery Aubel
19 days ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Somebody is butt hurt

JF1
JF1
18 days ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Very true. We have to work harder to make sure they’re one term only.

JF1
JF1
20 days ago

I hope Erickson grows up fast and follows our laws.

Aaron
Aaron
17 days ago
Reply to  JF1

Misogynists never grow up.

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