The big surprise of the election night came in City Council District 2, where Vanessa Fuentes, a former legislative aide, pulled off a decisive win over David Chincanchan, a council aide.
Fuentes took 56.12 percent of the votes to Chincanchan's 19.08 percent and Casey Ramos' 19.79 percent. Crucially, her win may shift the balance of power on the council on land use issues, depending on the outcome of runoffs in Districts 6 and 10. Fuentes opposes the new land code revision, at least in its current form, in contrast to the outgoing incumbent, Delia Garza, who staunchly supported the new code.
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