Senate District 35 District Director Myla Rahman posted an early lead in her bid to become the next city clerk for the city of Carson.
Rahman gathered with her supporters, to watch the early election returns, at the Doubletree in Carson, and was humbled by the support she’s received.
“Preliminary results look promising, however, these are just the early vote by mail ballots, and those who voted at the polls,” said Rahman. “There are more updates to come and I will have no further comment until the election is certified.”
Rahman captured 29% of the vote, as of the last update posted by the LA County Registrar’s office at 10:23pm.
Monette Gavino, an educator, was in second place with close to 25% of the vote.
Vera Robles DeWitt, the Division 5 director for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, has 22%; Falea’ana “Ana” Meni, a labor union president, has 13%; and Jeffry Caballero, managing attorney at Caballero Law Firm in Long Beach, has 11%.
Councilman Jawane Hilton was on hand to support Rahman and said he is “happy” about the early numbers.
Carson residents also went to the polls to elect a new councilmember to represent the 4th District, to complete the term of Lula Davis-Holmes, who was elected mayor last November.
Economic Development Commissioner Arleen Rojas is currently in the lead with 34% of the vote, with Freddie Gomez not too far behind with 27%.
Mike Mitoma, former Carson councilman and mayor has 14%, Sharma Henderson has 13%, and Isaias Pulido has 12%.
Vote-by-mail ballots still have until Tuesday, Nov. 9, to arrive as long as they were postmarked by Election Day. The registrar must also confirm provisional ballots.