Change is coming to the Hayward City Council next year.
With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Marvin Peixoto and Mark Salinas are on their way to the replacing outgoing members of the council, Anna May and Kevin Dowling.
Peixoto's 30 percent share of the vote barely fluctuated throughout the evening, while Salinas (25 percent) held the second spot and began to slowly move away from the only real challenger in the six-person race, Sara Lamin who began to slip just below 20 percent.
Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney also easily won re-election against an unknown college student registered as a write-in candidate. The arrival of Peixoto and Salinas will leave the council with a single woman, one Latino and one African-American.