Thousand Oaks City Council Incumbents Keep Their Seats

Thousand Oaks voters decided to go with experience. Claudia Bill-de la Pena, Andy Fox and Dennis Gillette will continue to serve Thousand Oaks for four more years. With all precincts reporting, Claudia won the most votes with 16,537 votes. Andy took in 13,760 votes. He was followed by Dennis with 12,210 votes. Throughout the night Claudia's running mate Al Adam was a few votes ahead of Dennis making it appear as if the challenger might have a chance of winning. But in the end Al ended up less than 200 votes behind Dennis. With only 48.01 percent of the 88,548 votes cast for the City Council going to the incumbents, it seems as if having 10 challengers splitting the majority of the vote might have worked in the incumbents' favor to help them get reelected. Al has not conceded at this time. He said he is waiting for all of the ballots to be counted. According to an official at the county clerk and recording office, there are still some voting by mail ballots that were dropped off at the precincts and provisional ballots to be counted.