City of Vernon California


Vernon, CA (November 7, 2019) – At the council meeting held on Tuesday, November 5, Diana Morales Gonzales took her oath of office as an elected member of the Vernon City Council following the certification of the October 15 Special Municipal Election results confirming her victory.

Based on the final official vote count, Morales Gonzales received 36 votes while candidate Dennis E. Gulla received 28 votes. A total of 64 ballots were received from the City's 103 registered voters, indicating a voter turnout of 62%. All 64 ballots were publicly canvassed by the canvass board to finalize the tally.

Following her oath of office, Council Member Morales Gonzales addressed members of the public attending the Council meeting, saying she felt "honored and humbled to have earned the majority of the community's support" and reaffirmed her commitment to serve all residents of Vernon and plans for "working hand-in-hand with all current Council Members for the future of our City."

A resident of Vernon for 24 years, Council Member Morales Gonzales has been an outspoken member of the community, often serving as an advocate of residents' needs. Over the years, Morales Gonzales dedicated much of her time to the local elementary school serving as a volunteer on the Vernon City Elementary School Site Council. Council Member Morales Gonzales was elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former Council Member Yvette Woodruff-Perez who resigned earlier this year. This will be the Council Member's first term in elected office, and her seat will be up for re-election in April 2020.

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