MV voters throw out incumbent council members

In a repudiation of the current city council’s direction, Mountain View residents last week voted out incumbent Mayor Lenny Siegel and fellow Councilwoman Pat Showalter, while electing three newcomers to the council.

As of Monday, Ellen Kamei, Lucas Ramirez and Alison Hicks were the top vote-getters, respectively, for the three open spots on the seven-seat council, with Showalter and Siegel finishing behind them.

Mountain View’s ‘head tax’ measure passes; Incumbents...ousted by new council members

With all precincts reporting, the candidates who won council seats were challengers Ellen Kamei, who led everyone with 19.20 percent of the vote, followed by Alison Hicks with 17.7 percent and Lucas Ramirez with 17.67 percent. Pat Showalter came in fourth with 17.23 percent, followed by Siegel with 15.59 percent and former Councilman John Inks with 12.54 percent.

Challengers set to oust incumbents in tight City Council race

In a shake-up, a trio of challengers appear to have edged out the incumbents in the Mountain View City Council race. As of the vote tally Wednesday morning, Ellen Kamei, Alison Hicks and Lucas Ramirez emerged as the top vote recipients for three seats, with Councilwoman Pat Showalter close behind.