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Gary Davis is Elected Elk Grove Mayor (Video)

The City Council member won by a wide margin.

Update, 12:45 a.m.: With all 101 precincts counted, Elk Grove City Council Member Gary Davis has been elected mayor by a wide margin. He captured nearly half of the votes cast in the city.

Sophia Scherman, his closest challenger, received 14 percent of the vote. She was nearly tied with third-place finisher Jerry Braxmeyer, while Lynn Wheat was about a percentage point back.

LaWanna Montgomery and Greg Higley finished in fifth and sixth places, respectively.

Original story: Elk Grove City Council Member Gary Davis has declared victory in the city's mayoral race, claiming 49 percent of votes among the 50 percent of votes counted so far. 

"We have a mandate from Elk Grove voters," Davis said at his campaign office on Laguna Boulevard. "Our priorities are what they're looking for in the elected mayor of Elk Grove."

Davis gave a brief victory speech and supporters tossed confetti into the air.

Jerry Braxmeyer, the only other candidate holding an election-night celebration, said before the polls closed that he was happy with the race regardless of the outcome.

"We're victorious no matter what," Braxmeyer said at his celebration at Logan's Roadhouse on West Stockton Boulevard.

Candidates Greg Higley and Lynn Wheat could not be reached for comment. Elk Grove City Council Member Sophia Scherman and LaWanna Montgomery answered calls but asked to be called back later; further attempts to reach them have been unsuccessful.

Check back for more information and click here for updated results.

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Think Free November 07, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Great job Gary
Think Free November 07, 2012 at 07:51 AM
also Ami Bera (Party Preference: DEM) 80,109 50.2% * Dan Lungren (Party Preference: REP) 79,397 49.8%
Cody Kitaura (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Think Free, we have more info on the Bera / Lungren race here: http://patch.com/A-zt4q
FREETHINKER November 07, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Ugh! EG residents hold on - it isn't going to be about improving our community. It's going to be about stroking someone's ego! Won't be long before the mistake is realized.
Think Free November 07, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Lets see, Gary Davis Ami Bera Obama All elected Kicked out, Dan Lungren, Joe Walsh, Todd Aiken, and I have not checked yet if Michelle Bachman lost. But I suppose the American people were only right when they elected them right!

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