Bonnie Lowenthal Elected 1st District Councilmember
(March 27, 2001) -- Bonnie Lowenthal has been elected 1st district LB Councilmember. She won handily, drawing 54% of the vote in a "winner take all" special election held to fill the seat vacated by Jenny Oropeza, who was elected in November to the state Assembly .
Ms. Lowenthal is an incumbent LB School Board member. She was formerly married to Alan Lowenthal, now a LB area Assemblymember and former 2d district LB Councilmember.
Christine Rodriguez-Lara, who finished second with 22% of the vote, was supported by the former incumbent, Ms. Oropeza. Ms. Lowenthal led in fundraising.
With all precincts reporting, unofficial election results are as follows:
Bonnie Lowenthal 1089 (54%)
Christine Rodriguez-Lara 451
Peter Matthews 275
Laura Brasser 123
Ski Demski 61
Tom Walker 6