Four-term El Centro City Councilman David Dhillon lost his seat Tuesday night in a five-way race for two open seats.
The winners were incumbent Cheryl Walker and challenger Ray Castillo, who finished one vote behind Walker in unofficial results. With all 19 city precincts reporting, Walker took 1,415 votes, or 30.54 percent. Castillo took 1,414, or 30.51 percent.
"I'm thrilled to be re-elected," Walker said. "I'm looking forward to another four years on the council. I wish every success to Ray Castillo, and congratulations.
Walker also congratulated the other candidates for caring enough about the community to seek election to public office.
Castillo offered thanks to God, his family and the community.
"I'm elated and happy as can be," he said. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity to serve."
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Grogan said he was pleased with the outcome.
Grogan credited the election results to the desire for change and said they were an affirmation of the job Walker has done during the last four years and as mayor.