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Leamon wins re-election to District B

May 5, 2019

Pasadena City Councilman Bruce Leamon has won re-election to a fourth term in his District B position, defeating two challengers.

Leamon earned 245 votes — almost 55 percent of the total cast — to beat Steve Halvorson (162 votes) and Blanca Sanchez (39 votes).

During the campaign, Leamon, 70, who has been on the council for six years and is a retired supervisor for an air products and chemicals company, touted accomplishments that include implementing more than 15,000 feet of sidewalks and 20,000 feet of water lines and sewer lines in the district.

He also highlighted working to improve Richey Street and securing a “significant amount” of the $105 million FEMA mitigation grant to the city for District B to improve drainage and miles of streets.

Leamon, who has lived in Pasadena since 1953, was endorsed by the Pasadena Police Officers Political Action Committee of the Pasadena Police Officers Union.

Halvorson, a research director for Baylor College of Medicine, had emphasized the need for frugality in city government. He narrowly lost to Leamon in the 2017 election. Sanchez, an immigrant from Honduras who lived in Pasadena for more than 15 years, had campaigned that the city needs needs better drainage and streets.

tyler.johnson@chron.com