|Dear Cerritos Voter:
Thank you for your support, your encouragement, your trust and your vote.
The results are in. I am relieved and thrilled to report that I won with a decisive victory yesterday. Although I am grateful for the 3,795 votes I received, I am humbled, once again to receive your trust for the next four years, my last term due to term limits.
Public service is an immense privilege, and representing our City is a tremendous honor. Our grassroots campaign reminds me that many hands, hearts and minds contributed to this successful campaign.
I am incredibly proud of our campaign. We set a tone that was positive, optimistic, and substantive. We created a movement that was inclusive, empowering, and remarkably diverse. We ran a field operation that was stunningly powerful. Kudos and much, much love to my campaign team: Jim, Candy, Rola, Rosalinda, Doris, Gordon, Soo, Han, Jennifer, Victor, Waldo, David and Bruce. Special thanks to my volunteers, friends, family, and especially, my husband, Tony for your unwavering support.
Mostly importantly, I want to thank YOU. If you donated, made calls, walked, posted a lawn sign, offered an idea or constructive criticism, cheered at a candidate's forum or house party, or voted, this victory belongs to you. With your support we will improve our quality of life, enhance public safety, protect our finances and create new jobs. I know we will continue to build a better and more vibrant Cerritos.
With a grateful heart,
Carol K. Chen
2013 Cerritos Municipal Election Official Total Returns
Here's the final results from the 2nd canvass (final count) that was conducted on March 8th at 1:30 p.m.
We have included the precinct summaries as well as the final totals.
Frank Aurelio Yokoyama 2,939
K.Y. Ma 1,030
James Kang 1,199
George Ray 3,574
Gerad Valencia 221
Alejandro Estrella 678
Carol Chen 3,795