According to unofficial results, incumbents in the Inglewood City Council elections have been swept out of office, including longtime representative Judy Dunlap in District 2.
The city clerk’s office still has provisional and some absentee ballots left to count, and has two weeks to send the results to the City Council for certification.
Dunlap (31.8 percent) lost to political newcomer Alex Padilla (68.1 percent). By Tuesday, about 2,744 ballots were cast at the polls and absentee. Her loss comes after she served five, four-year terms.
Padilla, a 30-year resident of Inglewood, who is president of the city’s Citizen Police Oversight Commission, said before the runoff election that staying engaged with the community, knocking on doors, doing phone calls and meeting face to face with residents would help him keep the edge he had over Dunlap.
In the first district, after only one term in office, Councilmember Mike Stevens was resoundingly defeated by challenger George Dotson, 41.7 to 58.2 percent. Only 1,954 voters cast ballots.
Dotson, who has been in business in the city since 1972, and served on the planning (25 years) and traffic commissions (10 years), previously ran for the Council district seat in 2009, 2007, and 2005.