Mayor Mike Posey, Mayor Pro Tem Erik Peterson, Councilwoman Barbara Delgleize and newcomer Kim Carr emerged on top after voters went to the polls Tuesday to select four candidates from a pool of 15 to serve on Huntington Beach’s seven-member City Council.
Posey had captured 13.5% of the votes and Delgleize 11.6% as of early Wednesday, with all precincts reporting.
“I think we ran a solid, good campaign and my message resonated with voters,” Posey said Tuesday night. “I think the last couple of agenda items of bringing money back from Sacramento exemplifies my mantra to regain and maintain local control.”
Meanwhile, Carr, a city public works commissioner, netted 10.5% of the votes and Peterson 10.3%.
Councilman Billy O’Connell, the fourth incumbent seeking reelection, trailed the leaders, with 8.1%. The remaining 10 candidates tallied 8% or less.
The majority agreed the city should eschew overdevelopment and retain the character of a suburban beach town.