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Manhattan Beach: Mayoral race ends in tie

Paul Allen and Kevin Larson tied in the Manhattan Beach mayoral election Tuesday, Nov. 6.1 / 5
Kevin Larson2 / 5
Paul Allen3 / 5
Barb Hanson-Wannebo4 / 5
Betty Worts5 / 5

Incumbent Manhattan Beach Mayor Paul Allen and his opponent, Kevin Larson, tied in the mayoral election Tuesday, Nov. 6.

"It looks like we definitely mobilized the voting citizens of Manhattan Beach," said Larson.

Forty-six people voted in the mayoral election, splitting the vote 23-23 with no write-in votes.

"I thought it was going to be close, but I didn't even think about a tie," said Allen.

Manhattan Beach's canvassing board will review the results within the next three days. If the board agrees the totals are sound, it will move forward to decide on a tiebreaker.

Newcomer Betty Worts earned the highest number of votes for a seat on the city council with 27 votes, or 30 percent. Incumbent Barbara Hanson-Wannebo retained her seat as current city council member with 22 votes, or 24.44 percent, leaving fellow incumbent Marlene Yurek and Margaret Boots just single votes short of victory.

Yurek garnered 20 votes and Boots had 21 votes.

There were no write-in votes.