A manual recount today (3-19/20) of the ballots cast in the March 3 city election has found that Juli Costanzo was elected to the San Gabriel City Council, beating Denise Menchaca, her closest rival by two votes.
The manual tally yielded different results than the original count that had Costanzo and Menchaca in a virtual tie with 1,276 votes each.
The recount results showed Harrington with 1,749 votes; Costanzo, 1279, and Menchaca, 1,277.
The city council had already received the original results and seated Councilman John Harrington who was the highest vote getter.
The San Gabriel city Council is expected to certify the new results of the election and seat Costanzo at a meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers.
After the results are certified, Menchaca can request another recount, at her own expense.