West Hollywood City Council Election Early Vote Count

Count as of 9 p.m. of vote-by-mail ballots, which were cast by more than 60% of WeHo registered voters, and those cast early at voting centers.

More than 60% of West Hollywood registered voters cast their ballots by mail in the election for two seats on the West Hollywood City Council. And now, a count of those vote-by-mail ballots and ballots cast early today at in-person voting centers shows challenger Sepi Shyne in the lead with 6,528 votes (23.65%), followed by challenger John Erickson with 6,027 votes votes (21.83%).

Incumbent John Heilman ranks third with 5,188 votes (18.79%), followed by challenger Larry Block with 2,752 votes (9.97%). Incumbent John Duran ranks fifth with 2,704 votes (9.79%)

Challenger Noemi Torres has garnered 1,239 votes (4.49%). She is followed by Mark Yusupov 1,081 votes (3.92%), Marco Colantonio with 793 votes (2.87%), and Jerome Cleary with 490 votes (1.77%). Tom DeMille and Christopher McDonald, who are on the ballot although they withdrew their candidacies before the election, got 411 and 395 votes respectively.

Measure M, which would increase the city’s sales tax by 3/4s of 1%, has attracted 11,918 Yes votes and 4,274 No votes.

Vote centers closed at 8 p.m. tonight and ballots are now being processed by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

The votes will be updated throughout the night and into the early morning hours. WEHOville will be updating this story during that time.

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Michael
Michael
1 year ago

I can’t believe we would tax ourselves more when our city manager makes $600K a year. His retirement will make him one of the highest paid retired public servants in CA. Limiting top salary at $150K a year for anyone and make retirement benefits on par with the private sector and Bam we don’t need to raise any tax. Imo. I could be wrong. Maybe reduce taxes.

Joshua88
Joshua88
1 year ago

I picked the winners, for once, assuming it holds.
Congratulations, WeHo!

Marco Colantonio
1 year ago

Congratulations to Sepi Shyne and John Erickson! A big win for West Hollywood.

David Reid
1 year ago

When all state and local elections were moved to major elections [presidential or gubernatorial] my gut was against it. The specialness of a city only election seemed appropriate. If I had only realized what would happen in a 60% turn out. Now, doh, I realize that is exactly why the ‘local’ of the election is what continued The Machine. This is a strong message of slow growth from the voters. WeHo should be proud Big Money lost. $250,000 spend on the incumbents behalf. Speaks well of the citizenry. They are paying attention. Now is the time for West Hollywood to… Read more »

Brian Hamilton
Brian Hamilton
1 year ago

I am elated to say, “Congratulations, Sepi Shyne!” The best is yet to come.

Larry Block
Larry Block
1 year ago

Congrats to Sepi and John you both ran an incredible race.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Voted for you. Please continue to stay invested in West Hollywood. Was very impressed with you!

Teresa dartez
Teresa dartez
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

We vote for you and you caught a good fight
and glad the were two new council members πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœŒοΈβœŒοΈ

John D'Amico
John D'Amico
1 year ago

Big congratulations to Sepi Shyne and John Erickson. Welcome aboard.

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