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City council prepares for new faces

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 2012

Luis Alejo celebrates Obama victory and his re-election to the State Assembly alongside fiance Karina Cervantez Tuesday night at Democratic Headquarters in Watsonville. Cervantez won a seat on the Watsonville City Council. (Photo by Roseann Hernandez/Register-Pajaronian).

WATSONVILLE The Watsonville City Council is set to see two new faces after Planning Commissioners Trina Coffman-Gomez and Karina Cervantez won their races Tuesday night.

With about 90 percent of the votes, Coffman-Gomez had 789 votes to 79 write-ins, and Cervantez had 457 votes to 34.

Incumbents Lowell Hurst and Felipe Hernandez also finished with about 90 percent of the votes in their races.

All races were unopposed.

Coffman-Gomez will fill the District 6 seat left by outgoing councilmember Emilio Martinez, and Cervantez takes over District 2 from Oscar Rios.

For the complete article see the 11-08-2012 issue.

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