Former Mayor, Newcomer Win Los Al City Council Race

Businessman Dean Grose and real estate investor Richard Murphy garner the highest number of votes. Provisional ballots may still be uncounted.

A former mayor and a political newcomer are the winners in the race for Los Alamitos Council, according to the latest figures from the Orange County Registrar of Voters. 

With ten of ten precincts reporting, Richard Murphy, a real estate investor and former accountant, and former Los Al mayor Dean Grose, a local businessman, won the most votes, clinching the two spots on the city dais.

Murphy had the highest number with 1,758 (33.7 percent), and Grose took the second-highest with 1,452 (27.9 percent).

Grose beat out current City Councilman Ken Stephens -- who received 1,217 (23.4 percent).

Realtor Demi Devaney garnered the lowest number of votes with 782 (15 percent.)

Please note, however, the count may have uncounted provisional ballots. 

Candidate Votes Percentage RICHARD D. MURPHY 1,758 33.7% DEAN GROSE 1,452 27.9% KEN STEPHENS 1,217 23.4% DEMI DEVANEY 782 15.0%


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