By: OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer
On Tuesday, Yorba Linda voters cast their ballots in the first recall election in the city’s history. Voters rejected the recall efforts against Councilmen Craig Young and Tom Lindsey by margins of 59%-41%.
Councilman Young will serve the remainder of his term, which expires in 2016. Councilman Lindsey will serve the remainder of his term which expires next month.
“I congratulate Councilmen Young and Lindsey on their victories,” Supervisor Todd Spitzer said. “I thank Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley for the rapid completion of the count for the October 7 recall election while also continuing to work on the November 4 general election.” The Registrar of Voters completed counting ballots in the recall election just one day after the polls closed.
This was the first recall election to be defeated at the ballot box in Orange County in 24 years.