More than 500 people voted to elect seven candidates to at-large director seats on the Mar Vista Community Council Tuesday, June 26th, according to unofficial election results.

Nine candidates were vying for seven seats in the election for at-large directors held at the Mar Vista Elementary School.

With 319 votes, newcomer Bob Fitzpatrick was the top vote-getter in the election, according to unofficial results.

Albert Olson received the second-highest total with 290 votes, and current Community Council chair Rob Kadota was close behind with 288 votes.

The seven at-large directors elected and their vote tally according to unofficial results are:

Bob Fitzpatrick, 319 votes;

Albert Olson, 290;

Rob Kadota, 288;

Sharon Commins, 244;

Ken Alpern, 237;

Colin Hatton, 223; and

Bill Scheding, 198.

Community Council members said the council expects to install the new at-large directors and vote for officers at the “Mar Vista Celebrates Event,” which will recognize the 80th anniversary of Mar Vista Sunday, August 5th.

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