Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inglewood election: Ex-police chief appears to have won Inglewood mayoral runoff election

Inglewood election: Ex-police chief appears to have won Inglewood mayoral runoff election - latimes.com

A day after polls closed in Inglewood's mayoral race, voters appear to have given the job to a retired police chief over the incumbent, a veteran politician.

An unofficial tally released Wednesday by the Inglewood City Clerk's office awarded former Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts Jr. 56% of the vote compared to 44% for incumbent Mayor Daniel K. Tabor in the runoff election.

Around 5,700 votes were cast Tuesday, according City Clerk Yvonne Horton, and an unspecified number of absentee provisional ballots were still to be counted Wednesday. The clerk has until Jan. 25 to have the election results certified by Inglewood's City Council, Horton said.

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