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The Democratic Volunteer Center on election night in November 2022. (Yoochan An)

96% of votes in Santa Clara County have been counted as of 4:27 p.m. 54% of registered voters have returned a ballot.

LOS ALTOS CITY COUNCIL

Neysa Fligor received the most votes and won every precinct, with 8,964 votes, roughly 40% of the votes. Fligor ran on a platform of “balanced leadership,” and pointed to her record throughout her campaign. In 2018, Fligor made history as the first Black woman elected to the council, and in 2020 she became the city’s first Black mayor

Pete Dailey received 6,754 votes and narrowly edged out current mayor Anita Enander, who received 6,455 votes. Dailey explicitly positioned his campaign in opposition to Enander’s. Throughout his campaign he attacked her on issues ranging from affordable housing, to her vote against the city’s climate action plan and housing policies that Dailey said perpetuated systemic racism. 

MOUNTAIN VIEW CITY COUNCIL

All three incumbents secured their re-election to the council by a wide margin. 

Ellen Kamei, who served as mayor in 2021, received 15,303 votes, narrowly beating out current vice-mayor Alison Hicks, with 14,996 votes. Lucas Ramirez, the current mayor, trailed close behind with 14,680 votes. 

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL

Although some candidates campaigned together, none of the three elected candidates campaigned with each other. 

Vicki Veenker received the most votes, with 14,237 votes. Out of the three winning candidates, Veenker was the only one who didn’t campaign with another candidate. 

Ed Lauing came in second place with 13,003 votes. Lauing campaigned with Doria Summa, a member of the city’s planning commission, though she only received 7,758 votes. 

Julie Lythcott-Haims came in third place with 11,992 votes. Lythcott-Haims campaigned with Lisa Forssell, who came in fourth place with 8,999 votes.

MOUNTAIN VIEW LOS ALTOS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

Catherine Vonnegut, the only incumbent in the race, received the most votes, with 20,443 votes. Esmeralda Ortiz trailed close behind with 20,133 votes. Thida Cornes came in third place, securing a seat on the board, with 13,952 votes. 

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

Shana Segal received the most votes, with 18,728 votes. The only incumbent in the race, Shounak Dharap secured the other seat, receiving 14,259 votes.

Dharap endorsed Nicole Chiu-Wang, though she only received 10,650 votes.

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