Four multi-million dollar school bond measures were passed and two new council members were elected in the city of Alhambra in balloting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Alhambra will have Jeff Maloney and David Mejia on the city council as prelacements for two termed out council members. Malony received nearly 73% of the vote and Mejia, 57.68% percent. They will be sworn into office in December to begin four year terms.
At the same time, John Leung, incumbent board member on the San Gabriel Municipal Water District, was easily defeated by Steven Placido, an Alhambra Council member who is termed out and sought to continue his political career on the water board. The water district is a supplier to municipal water systems in Alhambra, Monterey Park and San Gabriel.
Alhambra School district board incumbent Patricia Rodriguez-Macintosh was readily re-elected with 59% of the vote. School board member Adele Andrade Stadler was unopposed and automatically relected.
Local voters were generous in approval of several school bond measures on the ballot.
Two Alhambra school boand measure - HS & AE - easily passed with a huge majority. HS got 75.56% of the votes; and Measure AE received 75.71% of the vote. This is the fourth consecutive bond measures the school district has passed.
In a similar manner, Garvey School District bonds received approval from 79.17% of the voters.
In local political balloting, Congresswoman Judy Chu and Assemblyman Edwin Chau were re-elected.