Pending any changes resulting from additional vote-by-mail ballots counted Friday, Signal Hill’s mayor has been re-elected to the city council, and the city clerk has garnered the fifth open seat on that governing body, according to unofficial results of the March 5 election from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk’s office on Thursday.
Current Mayor Tina Hansen, a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, will return to the council on which she has served for 25 years. Hansen, who is now serving in her fifth term as mayor, had attained 510 votes, or 35.2 percent, at press time.
Keir Jones, the current city clerk of Signal Hill, was trailing the mayor by only five votes, at 34.85 percent. Jones had run for city council two years ago but lost by one vote.
Christopher Wilson, who serves on the city’s Planning Commission and as a district director for 64th District State Assemblymember Mike Gipson, had earned 29.95 percent, or 434 votes, by press time.