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Washington, Naggar Re-Elected

Incumbents Chuck Washington and Mike Naggar maintained their leads in the race for two Temecula City Council seats, according to results from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters' Office.

Updated at 8:08 a.m. Nov. 7:

With six candidates vying for two seats on Temecula City Council, results released by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters' Office showed incumbents Chuck Washington and Mike Naggar were re-elected.

Washington garnered 35.40 percent of the vote and Naggar captured 32.06 percent of the Temecula vote, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

The latest updated Riverside County elections results were posted just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"Election Night vote counting is complete, but results are not final. Information regarding provisional, vote-by-mail, and damaged ballots that require duplication and remain to be counted will be posted shortly," the registrar's office said via its Facebook page.

Results for other contenders were as follows: Patrice Lynes had 10.61 percent of the vote; Jamie White, 9.78 percent; Paul Jacobs, 7.08 percent; and Walter Wilson, 5.08 percent.

When reached by phone late Tuesday, Naggar was humbled by the early race indications.

"It is a clear indication that people are happy with Temecula," Naggar said. "I am really proud and humbled. At the same time, it really makes me want to work harder for the citizens of Temecula and that is what I intend to do."

Naggar went on to say that he has been serving on Temecula City Council for 13 years.

"Chances are if you like Temecula, I had something to do with it. Temecula is only 23 years old...the buck stops at my desk. That is why this is a big validation for me."

Gandhi November 09, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Wrong! I sure as hell didnt vote to pay more taxes!! Nor am I "on the public dole"! And believe it or not, I am a Democrat and proud of it!! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Gandhi November 09, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Mike and Chuck, only the best money can buy! :P
Gandhi November 09, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Tbone - I see an "oxymoron" in your diatribe - you state that Naggar and Washington are "fine" men and yet they make "back room/door" deals - that doesnt quite fit. They are bought and paid for and do NOT have the best interests of the citizens/taxpayers at heart but rather their OWN interests. I'd love to be able to count the actual votes myself, as I find it hard to believe there are that many stupid people in this town to re-elect those two AND actually want to pay higher taxes. Thank you for using my euphamism for the city hall, its actually the "Citytajmahal" but you're close enough. Again, they are obviously NOT fine OR "gentlemen", gentlemen don't lie, cheat and steal from the public, which is exactly what they are doing.
Gandhi November 09, 2012 at 10:21 AM
NO.
Jerry Simeon November 09, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Given any kind of public forum the bigots, haters, and impotent #$%$. artists will "create" chaos and problems for those who give their all for fellow humans and sacrifice their hard earned "capital" of knowledge and expertise for these neanderthals who are incapable, can't, or won't help themselves.... Yeah boy!! To spend millions to run for office to lead this lot of Flotsam and Jetsam on the sea of pitiable humanity is a real honor???... excuuuuuse me for being so calloused in my old age.

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