Alameda voters have narrowly elected schools trustee Trish Spencer as their mayor in a stunning electoral upset, effectively abandoning a dozen years of progressive, pro-development leadership in favor of a populist mayor who has promised to slow development of the Island.
Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the Alameda mayor's race Wednesday at a press conference in front of City Hall, saying she will not seek a recount of votes cast in the super-close race.
Alamedans have experienced a week of suspense as they wait for all the votes to be counted in the super-close mayor’s race.
Updated at 10:34 a.m. Monday, November 10 in BOLD
Mayoral challenger Trish Spencer extended her lead over incumbent Marie Gilmore on Sunday, a shift that may close the door on Gilmore’s chances of keeping her seat.
Trish Spencer holds a shrinking lead over Marie Gilmore in mayor's race, with the gap between the candidates now at 58 votes, results released Saturday evening by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters show.
Mayor Marie Gilmore edged closer to challenger Trish Spencer in the mayor’s race Friday, and fewer than 100 votes now separate the two candidates.
With an additional 5,015 Alameda votes counted, Spencer still leaders the race with 9,681 votes to Gilmore’s 9,590 votes.
The razor's edge margin in the Alameda mayor's race got a little tighter Thursday, with Mayor Marie Gilmore gaining ground on her opponent, school board trustee Trish Spencer.
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