Fountain Valley voted in two political newcomers along with the City Council's 20-year veteran for the three open spots on the council.
Councilman John Collins, insurance broker Mark McCurdy and businessman Michael Vo took the lead in a field of 10 candidates in the race for Fountain Valley City Council.
Collins led with more than 6,000 votes, McCurdy trailed with nearly 5,000 and Vo came in third with about 4,400.
Collins said he feels his reelection shows the residents appreciate what he has done with his time on council.
"It's rewarding," he said of winning. "It's very difficult to describe, actually."
On election night, Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl Brothers appeared headed for reelection, but Vo jumped ahead with 164 votes.
The three are leading in votes against incumbent Guy Carrozzo, Jim Pull, who is unemployed, Patrick Tucker, a sales and operations manager, Duy Nguyen, a small-business owner, Frank Evan Perdicaro, who is unemployed, and Steve Schultz, a Fountain Valley High School teacher.