Marisela Santana was unanimously elected as the City of Lynwood’s new Mayor at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Mayor Santana will lead the City Council for the next year, which will include the Lynwood Centennial Celebration to be celebrated in 2021. She is a two-year veteran of the City Council and a long-time communications advisor.
“It is a great honor to be chosen as Mayor of our city as we celebrate our centennial,” said Mayor Santana. “We look forward to engaging our residents to make our 100th year the best one yet in Lynwood.”
Jorge Casanova was chosen for another term as Mayor Pro Tem. He was elected to the Lynwood City Council in 2018. He is a longtime Lynwood businessman as owner of Casanova’s Towing Equipment. He was elected to the Lynwood City Council in 2018. Prior to that, he served as the Chair of the City Planning Commission.
The Lynwood City Council praised Lynwood residents who turned out to vote in large numbers – making sure their voices were heard in 2020. Councilmember Solache noted that over 19,000 residents voted in the election—which he believes is the largest turnout ever in the city.
The following elected officials were sworn in at last night’s City Council Meeting after winning their races on November 3, 2020:
Council Member Rita Soto and Council Member Oscar Flores begin their first terms.
City Treasurer Gabriela Camacho and City Clerk Maria Quiñonez were both re-elected.
Also, at last night’s meeting, Lynwood City Manager Jose Ometeotl submitted his resignation effective immediately. A search for a permanent replacement will begin in the near future.
Congratulations to Lynwood’s new leadership!