(BIVN) – Rebecca Villegas will be taking a seat on the Hawaiʻi County Council, after defeating runoff opponent Kelly Drysdale in Tuesday night’s general election.
Villegas received 49.4% of the vote (3,024) to Drysdale’s 38.1% (2,330), with 4 of 4 precincts reporting. The council races are non-partisan.
Villegas, a resident of Kailua-Kona, will take the District 7 council seat that will soon be vacated by Dru “Mamo” Kanuha. Kanuha was tonight elected to the Hawaiʻi State Senate, with a sizable win over Libertarian candidate Michael Last.
Villegas attended the Democratic Party Grand Rally in Hilo on Monday night. The video of her speech is posted above.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - The night before her election victory, Rebecca Villegas attended the Democratic Party Grand Rally in Hilo.