With a total of 14,721 votes cast, the Registrar of Voters reports that the recall of Mayor Lance MacLean from his City Council seat was approved by voters on Tuesday by a total of 19 votes. According to official results released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 5:00 this afternoon, 7,370 residents were in favor of recalling MacLean and 7,351 residents were opposed the recall.
The results also show voters approved David “Dave” Leckness to succeed Mayor MacLean. Leckness received 6,396 votes or 54.6% of the votes . Candidate Dale Tyler received 5,311 votes or 45.4%.
The City Council on February 15 will officially certify the results of the special/recall election. At that time, Dave Leckness will be sworn in to serve on the City Council.
The cost of the special election is estimated to cost the City $270,000.