TWENTYNINE PALMS — Challenger Karmolette O’Gilvie has pulled in front of incumbent John Cole in the race to represent the city’s 4th city council district.

This is according to information provided by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

With 690 votes counted, the race between Cole and O’Gilvie has flipped and now O’Gilvie leads 346-344.

O’Gilvie had trailed Cole for weeks following the November mid-term election but, as more votes had been counted, had cut into his lead.

By Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, the lead was down to two votes, with Cole holding 344 and O’Gilvie having 342.

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Cole's a hack! I wouldn't trust him. [thumbdown]


How well do you know him? I've known him for over 40 years. If anything, he is trustworthy

Branson Hunter

So it seems incumbents was not "swept into office" as previously reported. Changes on the 29 council's makeup is inevitable. Thanks to the newly implemented voting districts -- freely voted upon by these councilmembers -- Incumbent Cole's bid for 12 years on the council is not such a alam slam dunk as they it would be. Thanks to the California Voting Right Act and public interest lawyers -- all voters have a voice in their choices for local office.

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