Story and Photo By Denise Jones/Co-Editor in Chief/@denisejoneslbcc
In a landslide victory Tuesday, April 12, LBCC Trustee Doug Otto received 72.1 percent for 6,489 votes to Davina Keiser’s 27.9 percent and 2,535 votes.
Otto said his area had almost 6,000 absentee ballots mailed in with 78 precincts.
With only 8 minutes left before polls closed at 8 p.m., Otto and his wife Freta were smiling and greeting people as they arrived at his victory party.
“It won’t be long now,” Otto said. “We are just waiting to see what happens.”
Otto faced for a second time Wilson High School math teacher Keiser for the LBCC District Board of Trustees Area 4 seat.
When answering a question regarding her second campaign against Otto, Keiser said Tuesday, April 19, “Only 11.5 percentage of eligible voters actually voted in the election last week and 97 percent of those voted by mail. Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean that politics will not take an interest in you.”
Otto hosted his watch and win party at the Boathouse on the Bay in Alamitos Bay surrounded by supporters, volunteers, friends and family.
“I’m glad he was re-elected,” said Don Knabe, Los Angeles County supervisor. “Doug does a wonderful job at LBCC. He understands that LBCC plays an important role of the community.”