LANCASTER – The Lancaster voters have spoken. Incumbent R. Rex Parris defeated his two challengers Tuesday, garnering more than 67 percent of the votes for mayor of the city of Lancaster.
Specifically, Parris won with 4,950 votes, while his closest competitor, David Paul, trailed with 1,891 votes.
Challenger Gualberto “Wally” Melendez finished last with 531 votes.
According to the semi-final tally, 7,372 votes were counted in the 2016 Lancaster mayoral race.
Lancaster’s two incumbents bested two challengers Tuesday to retain their seats on the Lancaster City Council.
Angela Underwood Jacobs — who was appointed to the Council last year — was the top vote-getter with 4,241 votes. Incumbent Ken Mann was not far behind with 4,223 votes.
Challenger Oscar Mejia finished third with 2,397 votes, followed by challenger Michael Rives, who garnered 1,647 votes.
According to the semi-final tally, 12,508 votes were counted in the 2016 Lancaster City Council race.
The General Municipal Election for the city of Lancaster was held Tuesday, April 12. Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
View the complete April 12, 2016, unofficial election results here.
[Source: Lancaster City Clerk’s Office.]