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Posted on: December 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Poway Election Results Approved

exterior of Council Chambers and City Hall

The November 8 General Municipal Election results were unanimously approved by the Poway City Council at the Dec. 13 council meeting. The candidate for at-large mayor receiving the highest number of votes was Steve Vaus. The candidate for City Council District 1 receiving the highest number of votes was Brian Pepin and the candidate for City Council District 3 receiving the highest number of votes was Peter De Hoff. The breakdown of voting is shown in the tables below.

Accompanied by their families, newly elected councilmembers Brian Pepin and Peter De Hoff took the oath of office before taking their respective spots on the council dais. Steve Vaus was sworn in for his third term as Poway's mayor and Councilmember Barry Leonard (District 2) was appointed to serve a one-year term as deputy mayor. Poway city council terms are staggered, with District 2 (Leonard) and District 4 (Caylin Frank) terms ending in 2024. 

Approving the election results was the last order of business for retiring councilmembers Dave Grosch (District 1) and John Mullin (District 3) after 12 years in office. Both were recognized for their long-time dedication to the City of Poway at the Dec. 6 council meeting.

Election Insight

As of October 24, 2022, the Registrar of Voters reported 32,849 registered voters in the City of Poway. The total number of votes cast for at-large Mayor was 19,445, the total number of votes cast for City Council District 1 was 4,633 and the total number of votes cast for City Council District 3 was 4,855.


Steve Vaus 
Delta Esparza
Yuri Bohlen
Emeka Ibekwe
Bhavana Kansal
Total Votes19,445

City Council District 1 

Brian Pepin
Hiram Soto
Total Votes4,633

City Council District 3

Peter De Hoff
Kevin Juza
Tony Russo
Total Votes4,855

Re-elected Mayor Steve Vaus with family

Incoming Councilmember Brian Pepin with family

Incoming Councilmember Peter De Hoff with family

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