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Early ballot returns show that incumbent Rose Espinoza is leading in the race for one of three open seats on the La Habra City Council, according to results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
Espinoza is followed by fellow incumbent Tim Shaw and candidate Steve Simonian in second and third place, respectively. Candidates Peter Cruz and Michael Navarro are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Ballot measure W, which would impose gross receipt tax on commercial cannabis businesses, was leading. Measure X, which would amend the La Habra general plan to require majority voter approval to change the designation of property labeled as open space, was also favored.
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