By JOSE HERRERA
City News Service
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Community relations manager Imelda Padilla and council aide Marisa Alcaraz are headed for a runoff to decide who will represent the Los Angeles City Council’s Sixth District, with Alcaraz solidifying her second-place showing in last week’s special election in the latest voting update released today.
Padilla leads the seven-candidate field with 3,424 votes, or 25.66%, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Alcaraz is second with 2,819 votes, 21.13%, 296 votes ahead of homeless services manager Marco Santana.
Only 88 ballots are left to be counted, with final results slated to be certified Friday.
Because no candidate received a majority in the April 4 election, the top two finishers will meet in a runoff, whose deadline to cast ballots is June 27.