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Camargo, Wright have majority of Adelanto City Council votes

It became clear overnight that the race for Adelanto City Council resulted in Ronald Beard taking a narrow lead over Jermaine Wright Sr., according to unofficial results released by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters on Wednesday morning. Results show that the difference between the candidates was only 24 votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Incumbent Edgar “Ed” Camargo held onto his seat, finishing with the highest number of votes.

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ADELANTO • Preliminary results for two open City Council seats in the city of Adelanto showed that, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Edgar “Ed” Camargo and Jermaine Wright Sr. were leading in the polls above four other candidates.

“I consider it a blessing to be in the lead,” Camargo said. “For four years, I’ve provide a service and people believed in me to serve another four years, to be their voice in the community. I know I’ve been transparent and honest, and I am not here for me — it’s for the betterment of the community.”

Wright, who was also on track to win a short-term seat for the Adelanto Elementary School District, expressed humility at his leads but remained cautious about jumping to conclusions.

Wright ran his campaign on fighting imbalances in the city and pledging to prevent tax increases. Wright feels that the citizens of Adelanto are over-taxed and pledged to resign within 30 days if he violates this promise.

Here’s how the candidates were stacking up in preliminary results:

• Ronald Beard — 20.42 percent

• Edgar “Ed” Camargo, incumbent — 22.50 percent

• Randy Leyva — 9.03 percent

• Trinidad Perez, incumbent — 13.85 percent

• Jeremiah Thompson — 13.28 percent

• Jermaine Wright Sr., incumbent — 20.94 percent

These results represent the final numbers available as of press time Tuesday night. Check VVDailyPress.com for updated results Wednesday.

Lynnea Lombardo may be reached at (760) 951-6232 or at LLombardo@VVDailyPress.com.

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