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Malhi, Crist cruise to victory


The results are in from Tuesday’s general municipal election for the city of Lancaster. Two incumbents had little difficulty in defeating six challengers in the race for two council seats, open for the full term of three years and eleven months.

Raj Malhi finished first with a combined total of 3,374 votes, followed by Marvin Crist with 3,264 votes. The nearest challenger was Brian Avery, who took a distant third with a combined total of 722 votes.

Here are the combined precincts and votes by mail totals:

Raj Malhi – 3,374

Marvin Crist – 3,264

Brian Avery – 722

Michael “Mike” Rives – 708

Liza Rodriguez – 591

Shannon Perkins – 548

Shannon Renee McDonald – 501

Henry Amienor (write-in) – 12