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Katrina Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat

Katrina Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat

Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat easily; Righeimer’s race is a squeaker

Former Councilman Humphrey in close third place.  By Bradley Zint

Daily Pilot

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
5:06 a.m. PST

School board trustee Katrina Foley held a commanding lead in the race for two seats on the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night, with incumbent Mayor Jim Righeimer narrowly taking the second spot.

Katrina Foley campaigning 2014

Katrina Foley campaigning and staying in close contact with her volunteers right up until the polls closed.

Foley and Righeimer were the apparent front runners in a field of eight vying for spots on the five-member council, according to county registrar results as of 11:30 p.m. and with all 70 precinct results in.

“We must’ve called 5,000 voters with our resident volunteers out of my house in the last three days,” Foley said. “It feels really good that our community cared so much to vote and send a strong message.”


Top (2) will be elected; 70 of 70 precincts reporting

Katrina Foley … 6,667 … 26.4%
Jim Righeimer … 5,414 … 21.4%
Jay Humphrey … 5,393 … 21.3%
Rita Louise Simpson … 867 … 3.4%
Lee Ramos … 3,734 … 14.8%
Christopher Scott Bunyan … 774 … 3.1%
Tony Capitelli … 1,344 … 5.3%
Al Melone … 1,071 … 4.2%


Costa Mesa Councilwoman-elect Foley ready to serve

She says community safety, not fights over pensions, is her priority.

. . . As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Foley, an attorney, was easily the top vote-getter for a council seat, having captured more than a quarter of the votes, or 6,675. She was a solid 5 percentage points ahead of the two next-closest candidates, Mayor Jim Righeimer and former Councilman Jay Humphrey, who are now locked in a tight race for the second seat as all the ballots get counted.  Click here to read full story in the Daily Pilot.


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