In the latest update David Pollock (D) is in first, with Nathan Sweet (D) in second and David Bagwell (R) in third.
The numbers appear to be final and even with provisional ballots I don't expect the results to change much.
Congratulations to David Pollock.
I said before that Moorpark voters had some decent candidates running for city council, compared to the rest of us that just had some awful choices to make with the propositions.
I will write a more detailed analysis later but here are some quick thoughts:
The Bagwell campaign had the endorsements of State Senator Tony Strickland and County Supervisor Peter Foy. This obviously could have helped him with Republican voters but announcing it in mailers, his website, and the newspaper could have caused a serious net drag with Democratic voters.
In addition, having Tony Strickland and Peter Foy on his side energized Democratic activists from across Ventura County and beyond.
Many Democrats were motivated to elect someone they agreed with to the Moorpark City Council AND to stop someone that is aligned with Tony Strickland. From his resume David Bagwell is a very impressive community member and I expect he will strongly consider running again.
David Pollock was know to many Moorpark voters from past elections. His experience and name advantage likely pushed him over the top.
Nathan Sweet did a great job for a first time candidate and a relative new comer to Moorpark. I expect he will become more involved by continuing to help in his community and by joining local charitable organizations. I expect to see him running again.
BTW: If the elections division somehow updates the unofficial results and it changes anything I will apologize. But that doesn't seem likely as the turn out for this election was very low. How was the line when you went to vote? I have never my precinct so vacant before.
Click here for the results from the elections division.