Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120

Perris Election Results

Incumbent Mayor Daryl Busch coasted to victory in Tuesday’s general election and sitting City Council member Rita Rogers also appeared heading for another term on Perris governing body as she outpolled four other candidates seeking two spots on the council.

But the fate of the second council seat remains unclear and a final victor may not be known for weeks.
Christopher Sandoval, a 25-year-old Perris businessman, outpolled retired firefighter Joanne Evans by just 26 votes of 9,472 votes cast by City voters.

But still uncounted are 193,000 provisional and mail-in ballots from Riverside County that won’t be tallied until at least Friday and may not be certified until Dec. 2.

Late Wednesday, it was unknown how many of the uncounted ballots came from Perris.

In the race for Mayor, Busch outpolled challenger Louis D. Armmand by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. He won 4,129 votes—65.59 percent of those cast—to 2,264 for Armmand. Busch was first elected in 1999.

Rogers, who also came to the council in 1999, received 2,550 votes in her bid to win another four-year term. That amounted to 26.9 percent of the ballots counted so far.

Sandoval received 2,282 votes while Evans received 2,256 votes.

They were among the candidates seeking to replace John Motte, who is leaving the council after serving eight years.

The other candidates in Tuesday’s election, Michael Weir and John Fatone, received 1,421 and 963 votes respectively.###