The Dublin Civic Center. (Photo by Henry Ho/Google)

Melissa Hernandez is poised to become the new mayor of Dublin, taking over for David Haubert, who ran for Alameda County supervisor, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.

Hernandez received nearly 52% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, about 14 percentage points more than her next closest challenger Arun Goel.

Both Hernandez and Goel are current City Council members. Goel is vice mayor.

Hernandez has been on the City Council since 2016. She served as vice mayor in 2018 and 2019. She has also been a legislative aide to Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who did not seek reelection.

Goel received about 38% of the vote. Goel has been on the City Council for the past four years and has lived in Dublin more than 17 years.

Regina Pangelinan, a small business owner in Dublin, received nearly 10 percent of the votes for mayor.

Keith Burbank is currently a fulltime reporter covering Alameda County and Oakland news for Bay City News. He has also worked on the Data Points project for Local News Matters, finding trends and stories about the region through data. In 2019, he was a California Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, producing a series about homeless deaths in Santa Clara County. He worked as a swing shift editor for the newswire for several years as well. Outside of journalism, Keith enjoys computer programming, math, economics and music.