DiVirgilio, Tucker Win Council Seats; New City Treasurer Elected

With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, incumbents Michael DiVirgilio and Peter Tucker hold onto leads. City Treasurer candidate David Cohn defeats incumbent John Workman.

In a tight race, Councilmen Michael DiVirgilio and Peter Tucker were frontrunners in the race with all precincts reporting during a municipal election Tuesday night.

DiVirgilio earned 29.36 percent of ballots cast. Tucker followed with 27.95 percent of votes.

As for the other two candidates in the race, Hany Fangary earned 23.42 percent of votes and Steve Powers followed with 19.27 percent.

During his years on council, DiVirgilio aimed to develop a "partnership" with the community.

"I solicited citizen’s comments regarding their concerns, which became the foundation and focus of my problem-solving efforts as your city councilman," he wrote in his candidate statement. "I look forward to hearing your priorities for the next four years and working with you to implement them."

Fellow Councilman Tucker has had a long history of serving Hermosa Beach as a city official. He wrote in his candidate statement that he has "the passion to make sound fiscal policies, ensuring a high quality of life for Hermosa Beach residents."

Candidate Party Votes Percent MICHAEL DIVIRGILIO NP   1,265 29.36 PETER C TUCKER NP   1,204 27.95 H S FANGARY NP   1,009 23.42 STEVE POWERS NP   830 19.27

(Source: County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder)

Fangary and Powers still drew significant support as new names in the council race.

Fangary, an environmental engineer and lawyer who has lived in the Beach Cities for 15 years, often spoke out against the number of tattoo studios opening in town and served as a member of the Hermosa Beach Citizens United group.

Powers, a local business consultant, wrote in his candidate statement that, if elected, he would have been a "champion for small business."

Cohn clinches City Treasurer

Longtime Hermosa Beach resident and corporate managing director David Cohn defeated incumbent John Workman in the municipal election Tuesday night to serve as Hermosa Beach City Treasurer.

Cohn had 56 percent of ballots cast in preliminary results, and held onto the lead throughout the night.

Candidate Party Votes Percent DAVID COHN NP   1,132 56.63 JOHN M WORKMAN NP   867 43.37

(Source: County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder)

Hermosa Beach City Clerk Elaine Doerfling was the only candidate running in the race for her seat, and earned another term.


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