Election Day in Newport Beach

As voters head to the polls, unopposed city council candidates are sitting pretty.

The polls in Newport Beach are steadily busy this Election Day despite the uncontested Newport Beach City Council race.

Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry, Councilman Ed Selich and Tony Petros are each appearing unopposed on today's ballot. Curry is running for Newport Coast's District 7, Selich in District 5 and Petros for the District 2 seat, which currently is filled by Councilman Steve Rosansky.

Although the city council race isn't contentious this time around, Curry says he hopes residents still head to the polls.

"I am hopeful for Mitt Romney and look forward to the passage of Measure EE and having Tony Petros join our council next month," Curry told Patch. "I think he will be an outstanding council member. I encourage all Newport Beach residents to exercise their right to vote."

Petros, who will spend Election Night at his home, says he is looking forward to joining the Newport Beach City Council.

"Although the campaign was short, I have spent a great deal of time meeting folks and learning about our town," Petros said. "I feel ready to engage in the community dialogue and represent the people of this city."

Despite the uncontested Newport Beach City Council race, poll workers at Saint James Church said voter turnout has been steady.

"We had a lot of people when the polls opened until about 9 a.m.," Glenn, a poll worker at the church, told Patch. "And we are expecting more folks right before dinner time."



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