Maloney, an environmental lawyer, beat Mark Nisall, who is retired from law enforcement, 72.86 percent to 27.14 percent. Mejia, an LAPD sergeant, beat his opponent Ken Toh, a retired fire inspector, 57.69 percent to 42.31 percent.
"I'm really happy that the voters in the city liked my positive campaign," Maloney told the Alhambra Source. "They liked the fact instead of focusing on a lot of the negatives, we're looking forward to positive changes building off of progress from the past, and we're charting a course for the future that's going to be beneficial for everyone in the city."
Nisall expressed deep disappointment at the outcome, but was proud of his own campaign as well. "My only regret is that the people of Alhambra will continue to have a city council that will overdevelop our city, fail to address the shortage of affordable housing and operate in secrecy without public participation in the decision-making process," he said via email.
In his race, Ken Toh reflected on why voters went with his opponent. "I think I lost a lot of votes because of the 710 tunnel," he suggested, adding that he thinks that people don't realize the cost and length of time that such a project will take.