Early reports on election night showed that Melisssa Hernandez, Bob Woerner and Karla Brown had secured substantial victories over their opponents in the Tri-Valley's mayoral races.
In the bid for mayor of Dublin, Councilmember Melissa Hernandez landed 52.47% of the votes. Current Vice Mayor Arun Goel followed with 37.94%. Regina Pangelinan was third with 9.35%.
Hernandez works on outgoing Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty’s staff in the area of health care and human services. She was endorsed by several other county supervisors, as well as Congressman Eric Swalwell, and the Alameda County Democratic Party. She has represented Dublin on various regional agencies, including Valley Link, Wheels, East Bay Community Energy and county Stop Waste.
Mony Nop and Woerner vied for the Livermore mayoral seat.
Woerner, the current vice mayor of the city, took 66.49% of the vote. Nop received 33.23%.
“Congratulations to Brittini Kiick and Bob Carling on their district elections to the city council,” Woerner said. “I am looking forward to working with them and Trish Munro in the coming years to help our community. I am sincerely grateful to all those who contributed resources, time and endorsements to my own campaign for mayor. I deeply appreciate all the help and expertise of the campaign team volunteers who made my success in this election possible. I especially want to acknowledge the support and encouragement of my wife, Nova Starling.”
In Pleasanton, the race for mayor ended with Councilmember Karla Brown leading at 47.73 % and Councilmember Jerry Pentin netting 35.64% of the vote.
“I am very proud of the voters and residents that are ready for a change in Pleasanton’s leadership,” said Brown. “With well over 100 volunteers, my supporters formed a grassroots army working on my campaign by contributing to social media, walking their own neighborhoods to distribute door hangers, helping at Farmer’s Market or installing yard signs. Together, we are a winning team with a goal of a better Pleasanton ahead.”