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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

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