Lake Elsinore and Wildomar election watch party celebrates local wins

A large contingency of voters gathered at Pins ‘n Pockets in Lake Elsinore Nov. 8 to watch the election results in real time with several candidates for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar city councils. Art Barela photo
A large contingency of voters gathered at Pins ‘n Pockets in Lake Elsinore Nov. 8 to watch the election results in real time with several candidates for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar city councils. Art Barela photo

Art Barela

valleystaff@reedermedia.com

The air in the ballroom Tuesday night was filled with cautious anticipation as the county electoral website was streaming live on one of two big screens at one side of the room, while network news outlets were streaming the national play by play on the other.

The public was invited to join local Lake Elsinore City Council incumbent candidates Natasha Johnson, Steve Manos and Robert Magee, as well as Wildomar City Council candidate, Dustin Nigg to a neighborhood watch party hosted by Pins ‘n Pockets in Lake Elsinore.

When the first results came in and it was announced to the crowd on hand that all three Lake Elsinore incumbents had retained their seats on City Council, a resounding cheer came across the room. Nigg was also announced a winner in his bid for a seat on the Wildomar City Council, along with Mayor Bridgette Moore, who was also re-elected for another term on the Wildomar council.

Other early announced big winners of the night were Lake Elsinore Treasurer, Allen Baldwin, as well as the LEUSD School Board Measure V.

The newly re-elected Lake Elsinore City Council candidates each acknowledged their many constituents who came out to celebrate their win. Manos took the microphone to express his appreciation for the many who supported the city council.

“This city council is committed to continuing our work and to get great things done for Lake Elsinore,” Manos said. “If you like what we were able to do for you these past four years, wait until you see what we’re going to be able to do for you this next term.”

The broader results of the presidential race were still teetering in the direction of the Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump as the local community watch party was winding down. The national election was eventually called in Trump’s favor just after 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9.

For more information regarding election results or local city government, visit the Lake Elsinore City website at www.lake-elsinore.org or the Wildomar City website at: www.cityofwildomar.org.

2 Responses to "Lake Elsinore and Wildomar election watch party celebrates local wins"

  1. Kenny Mayes   November 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Current Mayor Moore of wildomar was not re-elected. She was APPOINTED to her new term by the city council because an apathetic citizenry chose not to put up a challenger. Even Mr. Nigg was unchallenged as the only other candidate dropped out in the beginning days of the election cycle, but still garnered 35% of the vote.

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  2. Jason   November 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Lake Elsinore should celebrate the victory of Bob Magee, Natasha Johnson and Steve Manos this City Council along with Mayor Brian Tisdale has been a blessing to our city. This City Council works for the people who elected them to office and not the deep pocketed developer in the north end of Lake Elsinore. The City Council needs our support this year, in stopping the Castle & Cooke Alberhill Villages Initiative which will most likely bankrupt the City of Lake Elsinore. They had two people running for the council who did not get elected and they will have more next election so lets vote to keep our city in the right hands and reelect Brian Tisdale and someone we can trust which does not included anyone in any developers pockets.

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