Lakewood election results
Published on July 05, 2022
County certifies final Lakewood City Council election results
On July 5, the L.A. County Registrar of Voters certified the final results of elections across L.A. County, including the Lakewood City Council races.
With 8,866 Lakewood ballots counted, the Registrar of Voters' results show that Todd Rogers, Steve Croft and Cassandra Chase have won seats in Lakewood's first-ever by-district council election.
Here is the vote count and percentage for each candidate in the three district elections:
• Todd Rogers: 77% (2,544 votes)
• Michelle Hamlin: 23% (743 votes)
• Steve Croft: 47% (1,408 votes)
• Laura Sanchez-Ramirez: 31% (941 votes)
• Gregory Slaughter: 22% (660 votes)
• Cassandra Chase: 53% (897 votes)
• Veronica Lucio: 47% (785 votes)
NOTE: This is a General Election, with no runoff, and the top vote-getter for each district is now the winner for that district.
The three winners will be sworn into their terms of office at the Lakewood City Council meeting on July 12.
Starting this year, Lakewood is converting from its traditional system, where all five council members were elected at-large by the entire city, to a new district system where each council member is elected by the residents of one of five districts in the city.
Residents in newly created Districts 1, 2 and 5 have now elected council members based on the June 7, 2022 election. In 2024, voters in Districts 3 and 4 will elect new council members. Maps of the districts and additional information about the new district election system is available at lakewoodcity.org/districtelections.
Council Members Ariel Pe and Jeff Wood will continue to serve as at-large members until their existing terms end in 2024, and they can run for a new district-based seat at that time. Council Member Vicki L. Stuckey's existing term ends on July 12, 2022. She lives in District 4, which will not have an election until 2024. She is eligible to run for a new district-based seat in 2024.
The change to district elections was necessitated by a state law, the California Voting Rights Act, which is leading to hundreds of small and mid-sized cities and school districts having to make this same transition to district elections. In the past, the district system was used primarily just in large cities.