March 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm PDT | by Troy Masters
WeHo City Council race final numbers

John D’Amico is Mayor of West Hollywood. (Photo by Jon Viscott)

2019 West Hollywood City Council Candidate Sepi Shyne has come within less than one percent of toppling incumbent John D’Amico, currently serving Mayor of West Hollywood, according to the most recent update from laVote.net.

But D’Amico has prevailed.

Shyne will concede the election today in a phone call to D’Amico, congratulating him on his successful election, according to her campaign manager Logan Smith.

Lindsey Horvath is Mayor Pro Tem. (Photo via facebook.com/lindsey.horvath.82)

3,944 votes were cast for Mayor Pro Tem Lindsey Horvath (24.33 percent of total vote); 3,610 votes were cast for Councilmember Lauren Meister (22.27 percent of total vote); 2,438 votes were cast for Mayor John D’Amico (15.04 percent of the total vote); 2,299 votes were cast for candidate Sepi Shyne (14.18 percent of the total vote).

Lauren Meister, seen here with her rescue dog, Spike, was handily reelected. (Photo via Meister4weho.com)

Well behind the top 4 vote getters was James Duke Mason with 1,330 votes (8.21 percent of the total vote) and Marquita Thomas who received 1,078 votes (6.65 percent of the total vote).

An anonymous source tells Los Angeles Blade 14 votes remain to be counted.

According to Joshua Schare, Communications Manager of the City of West Hollywood said in an email that “in the State of California, there is no automatic recount in based on the percentage difference between candidates. If a candidate were to want a recount, that candidate would need to make that request for it and pay for it.

Final election results are scheduled to be certified by the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk on Friday, March 22 and it is anticipated that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will declare the Election concluded on Tuesday, April 2, 2019,” he wrote.

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