Politics & Elections

Two close races still remain


TWO ELECTIONS of interest to West Orange County are still quite close (Shutterstock).

While the national political struggle over which party will control Congress is likely to rage on for days or even months, the West Orange County area only holds a couple of cliffhangers,

In the election for the Orange County Supervisor District 1, only 230 votes at our deadline separated the two candidates. Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento has 31,923 votes over Garden Grove Councilmember Kim Bernice Nguyen’s 31,693.

In Westminster’s District 1 struggle, Amy Phan West leads John Gentile by 2,380 votes to 2,319.

The Orange County Registar of Voters says there are over 350,00 votes still to process and count.

Here are the likely winners in the Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton, Westminster area.

State Senate 36th District: Janet Nguyen

State Assembly 70th District: Tri Ta

Orange County Supervisor District 1: Vicente Sarmiento or Kim Bernice Nguyen

Garden Grove City Council

  • Mayor: Steve Jones
  • District 1: George Brietigam
  • District 3: Cindy Tran
  • District 4: Joe DoVinh

Westminster City Council

  • Mayor: Chi Charlie Nguyen
  • District 1: Amy Phan or John Gentile
  • District 4: Namquan Nguyen

Stanton City Council

• Mayor: David Shawver

  • District 1: Donald Torres
  • District 3: Gary Taylor

Huntington Beach City Council

  • Pat Burns, Tony Strickland, Gracey Van Der Mark, Casey McKeon.


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