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Santa Monicans For Renters' Rights Endorse Ted Winterer, Gleam Davis For Council

Posted Jul. 23, 2012, 3:27 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights (SMRR) on Sunday endorsed Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer and Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis who are vying for two of the four seats open seats on the Santa Monica City Council at the Nov. 6 election.

Members of the political organization voted in three rounds to decide the endorsements.

To gain endorsement from SMRR, candidates were required to pass a 55 percent vote threshold -- or 109 votes.

Winterer claimed the endorsement in the first round after topping the field with 125 votes.

In the second round of voting, Gleam Davis secured the second endorsement with 101 votes –- the threshold was lowered as fewer ballots were cast.

The other four candidates on SMRR’s ballot -- Tony Vazquez, Frank Gruber, Shari Davis, and Terry O’Day -- failed to collect enough votes in all three rounds of voting to meet the threshold to receive the organization's endorsement.

Vazquez came the closest in the third round voting. He collected 82 votes, but the threshold was set at 95 votes.

SMRR members also voted to endorse two Rent Control Board candidates: Incumbent Ilsa Rosenstein and Attorney Christopher D Walton.

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