Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl easily won re-election to his District 11 council seat with 74.32 percent of the votes on Tuesday, March 3. Rosendahl had 16,728 votes to 5,781 for his only challenger, Harry “Craig” Wilson, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting but before counting provisional ballots and some absentee ballots.
The controversial Measure B relating to solar energy was running neck-and-neck, with 50.3 percent “no” votes as of mid-day Wednesday.
It appeared that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had won re-election outright (55.56 percent of the vote) as had Wendy Greuel in her bid for City Controller (65.21 percent). In the race for City Attorney, Jack Weiss (36.47 percent) appeared headed for a May 19 run-off with Carmen Trutanich (26.93 percent).
The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office cautioned that there had been an unusually large number of uncounted absentee ballots dropped off at polling places or mailed on the last day and that above numbers were unofficial.
In a statement sent to his supporters on Wednesday, March 4, Rosendahl said, “My deepest, most sincere thanks for the wonderful and resounding re-election victory you gave me yesterday. I am humbled by your faith in me. I promise I will honor your trust and do my best to continue to serve the people of the 11th District and of the City of Los Angeles. The victory you gave me is an impressive one. I garnered 16,728 votes, more than any other incumbent councilmember. Thank you for that honor.”