Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Stillman to Return to Arcata City Council After Commanding Win

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 8:46 PM

click to enlarge Six candidates are seeking a single seat on the Arcata City Council in a special June election. Left to right, top row: Dana Quillman, Edith Rosen, Kimberley White. Bottom row: Alex Stillman, Chase Marcum, Humnath Panta. - SUBMITTED
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  • Six candidates are seeking a single seat on the Arcata City Council in a special June election. Left to right, top row: Dana Quillman, Edith Rosen, Kimberley White. Bottom row: Alex Stillman, Chase Marcum, Humnath Panta.

FINAL ELECTION NIGHT REPORT:
Alexandra Stillman will be returning to the Arcata City Council, having taken 41 percent of the 1,422 ballots counted thus far in a six-way race, far outpacing runner up Kimberley White’s 22 percent.

FOURTH UPDATE:
The latest update did not add any ballots to the Arcata City Council race, which Alexandra Stillman continues to lead big with 42 percent of the vote.

THIRD REPORT:
Alex Stillman appears poised to return to the Arcata City Council dais with 41.95 percent of the vote in the third Election Night report on the six-person race.

Her closest contender is Kimberley White with 22.8 percent of the vote, followed by Edith Rosen with 11.37, Humnath Panta with 11.21, Dana Quillman with 7.32 and Chase Marcum with 5.26 percent of the vote, respectively.

A total of 1,311 votes have been counted so far, including 148 cast on Election Day.

SECOND REPORT:

The results for the Arcata City Council race remained unchanged in the second Election Night report, with no additional ballots counted.

FIRST REPORT:

In a packed field of six candidates, Alex Stillman  — who previously served on the dais — was outpacing the others in the special election for a single seat on the Arcata City Council.

The initial results, which only include vote-by-mail ballots that arrived at the Humboldt County Elections Office before today, show Stillman ahead with 42 percent of the vote, followed by Kimberley White with 23.82 percent.

The two front runners were followed by Humnath Panta with 11.35, Edith Rosen with 10.15, Dana Quillman with 7.39 and Chase Marcum with 5.07 percent of the vote, respectively.

A total of 1,163 votes have been counted so far.

In the winner-take-all contest, the top vote getter will serve out the term of former Vice Mayor Emily Goldstein, which runs through November of 2024. Goldstein stepped down March 1 for family reasons.

The four current councilmembers had three choices for filling Goldstein’s seat: call a June special election, appoint a replacement to serve until the November election or simply wait until the November election to have the seat filled as a two-year position with two other four-year terms also up for a vote.
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