FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank City Hall
Today the race for the three available seats on the Burbank City Council is a little less crowded, but there are still six candidates in the run-off. There were 13 candidates on the ballot for the primary election, held yesterday.
Mayor Dave Golonski, an incumbent who has served several terms on the city council, led the pack with 4,858 votes, according to the Burbank Leader. Next in the ballot count, incumbent Dr. David Gordon with 4,537 votes then followed by Jess Talamantes 3,951, Kimberly Jo 2,417, Elise Stearns-Niesen 2,019, and Garen Yegparian with 1, 989. In order to avoid a run-off, a candidate had to capture 50 percent of the vote and that did not happen. A total of 10, 889 ballots were returned in the city’s mail in election.
The run-off general election is April 14th. Hopefully before then, there will be opportunities for voters to hear the candidates debate the issues and problems facing Burbank.
Also, the incumbents won the other races in the primary: City Clerk Margarita Campos, City Treasurer Donna E. Anderson, and Larry Applebaum and Debbie Kukta for Burbank School Board.