SAN GABRIEL – Two new faces will appear on the San Gabriel Council and one incumbent will return as the counting of the final provisional votes was completed in today (March 7, 2013) by the City Clerk's office.
Once the vote returns are certified, newcomers Jason Pu and Chin Ho Liao and incumbent Kevin Sawkins will be installed as council members at ceremonies on Thursday, March 19.
In the final count longtime incumbent councilman David Gutierrez lost his seat by placing in fifth place by 59 votes behind his fellow incumbent Mario De La Torre, who also was unseated.
The top three candidates for council were Jason Pu with 1,722 votes; Kevin Sawkins, 1,670 and Chin Ho Liao 1,624. Mario De La Torre trailed with 1,582 votes and David Gutierrez had 1,523 votes.