Pending the final results (rough ETA 4/20’ish per the El Segundo City Clerk) today’s Preliminary General Municipal Election results have been posted and, once final, two new members will be named. A total of five new Councilmembers have been added to the El Segundo City Council in the past two years. These two new members (pending final results winners posted below) will replace Mayor Suzanne Fuentes and Councilman Mike Dugan (both decided to NOT run for re-election). Congrats to all four candidates – we appreciate your courage and commitment in running for the El Segundo City Council! And the winners are…
Scot Nicol – 1,604 Votes
Scot Nicol, 38, Owner of Nicol Real Estate, and owner and operator of Beach Mex El Segundo came to El Segundo in 1992 as a permit student and started getting involved in city politics in 2006 through is efforts with the Kiwanis Club. Most recently, Scot has served as a planning commissioner for more than five years. Scot is a big fan of his wife Kim and their two children Sully and Scot Jr. (a.k.a “Scottie” or “SJ”).
Scot ran his campaign on a few quotes that resonated with him 1. “Do what you love in the service of the people who love what you do” and 2. “Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.” We congratulate Scot and look forward to seeing the impact he has on our City (pending final results)! Learn more about his views on our Good in Gundo Nomination we did for Scot. Congrats, Scot!
Chris Pimentel – 1,596 Votes
Chris Pimentel, 41, is a Risk Management Executive managing partnerships, employees, and contractors all over the world. Chris proudly served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and moved to El Segundo with his wife and three children six years ago. An El Segundo Little League and Soccer coach, Chris also invested time with the Eagles Nest Preschool PTO and has been active in many City events throughout the years.
Chris ran his campaign on the basis of “Everyone in El Segundo deserves to know their families are safe, their taxes are spent wisely, and that the character of their town will be preserved” – we couldn’t agree more, Chris! Read more about his views on our Good in Gundo Nomination we did for Chris. Congrats, Chris! (pending final results)
If these results stick Scot and Chris will be the two new Councilmembers added to the El Segundo City Council. In 3rd place (only two are added), Lance Giroux came in with a close vote count of 1,425 votes!
Lance Giroux – 1,425 Votes
Lance Giroux, 49, Vice President of Sales of Dynasty Footwear, and President of El Segundo Little League moved to El Segundo in 2000 when he joined Dynasty Footwear’s El Segundo location. Lance has led and inspired many through his role as the President of the El Segundo Little League and will be a great addition to the El Segundo City Council.
Father of two children Luc and Lia, Lance and his wife Gina are happy to call El Segundo home. Read more about his views on our Good in Gundo Nomination we did for Lance.
It’s a close race – when we have the final numbers we’ll post an update.
The majority of El Segundo residents voted “YES” on Measure C today (and was supported by all current El Segundo City Councilmembers). Placed on the ballot by the El Segundo City Council, Measure C would raise revenue for the general City purposes by authorizing a ¾ cent transfer and use tax ( “sales tax “) within El Segundo if and only if County of Los Angeles places a sales tax measure on a ballot in the future (and that measure must be voted in). Learn more about Measure C here.