Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

Sara Lamnin

HAYWARD | CITY COUNCIL | Community leader Sara Lamnin is now the top vote-getter in Hayward’s City Council election after an update by the Alameda County registrar. Two spots on the council were available to the top two finishers. Lamnin, though, had trailed Councilmember Marvin Peixoto for the top spot since the June 3 election.

Both candidates will be sworn-in in coming weeks, but Lamnin’s victory could be symbolic after being one of two labor-endorsed candidates who protested the current City Council’s rigid stance earlier this year toward city employees.

Lamnin’s lead is 116 votes and likely to stand since the Alameda County Registrar of Voters said Wednesday it has counted all its ballots. Incidentally, Lamnin’s 4,895 votes is just 2 fewer than the winner of Hayward’s mayoral race, Councilmember Barbara Halliday.

The new City Council will also be short one member after Councilmember Mark Salinas lost his bid for mayor while not seeking re-election to this council seat. Among the potential candidates for appointment to Halliday’s last two years of her council term is Rocky Fernandez and Julie McKillop, both candidates from this June 3; Hayward Planning Commissioner Elisa Marquez; in addition, to Salinas.

City Council – Pick 2…………………VOTES….PCT
Precincts reporting 100%
Sara Lamnin…………………………..4895..22.40%
Marvin Peixoto (I)…………………….4779..21.87%
Rocky Fernandez……………………….4226..19.34%
Julie McKillop………………………..3546..16.23%
Rodney Loche………………………….2459..11.21%
Ralph Farias, Jr………………………1083.. 4.96%
Phillip Gallegos……………………….774.. 3.54%
Write-in……………………………….95.. 0.43%

Mayor……………………………….VOTES….PCT
Precincts reporting 100%
Barbara Halliday………………………4897..37.90%
Mark Salinas………………………….4162..32.21%
Francisco Zermeno……………………..2942..22.77%
Rakesh Kumar Christian………………….871…6.74%
Write-in……………………………….49…0.38%