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Inglewood elections result in several runoffs

April 8, 2009 |  5:28 pm

Only one apparent victor emerged out of two Inglewood City Council races in Tuesday’s elections, leaving the other contest to be decided in a June runoff.

City Councilwoman Judy Dunlap was elected to another term with 53.9% of the vote. She beat out three other contenders for the District 2 position and appeared to win with 629 votes, according to unofficial results posted on the city’s website with 100% of precincts reporting.

The second council race appears headed for a runoff because no candidate got more than 50% of the vote.

City Councilman Daniel K. Tabor, who represents District 1, received 49.5% of the vote in the election. He will face off against George W. Dotson, who garnered 33.2% of the vote.

The two will battle it out in a June runoff. A date for the contest has not been set, said Ed Maddox,a city spokesman.

Meanwhile, contenders in three school board races also appear headed for runoffs, according to the city website.

Arnold C. Butler, who received 44.8% of votes cast, will compete for Seat 1 on the Board of Education against Joyce L. Randall, who received 36.3%.

Trina Williams, who received 40.6% of the vote, will run for Seat 2 against Carliss R. McGhee, who received 34.9%.

Renee F. Dorn, daughter of Mayor Roosevelt Dorn, received 38.7% of votes cast for Seat 3 and will run against Alena Cindy Giardina, who received 33.4%.

--Ari B. Bloomekatz