John McCann, the certified winner in the race for Seat 1 on the Chula Vista City Council. Campaign photo
John McCann, the certified winner in the race for Seat 1 on the Chula Vista City Council. Campaign photo
Steve Padilla, candidate for Chula Vista City Council. Campaign photo

Chula Vista City Councilman John McCann can keep his seat on the City Council.

A panel of judges recently voted to uphold an earlier ruling that McCann won his City Council seat in 2014 fair and square, according to The Star-News.

Attorney John Moot argued that 12 ballots should have been counted despite addresses on ballots not matching the addresses on the voters’ registration, according to The Star-News. If the votes were counted, challenger and former Mayor Steve Padilla would have been elected. Instead, he lost by two votes