John M. Olguin, who recently retired as co-director of the Cabrillo Marine Museum, was named honorary mayor of San Pedro during a dinner sponsored by the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Olguin said he will share the ceremonial post, which is awarded to the candidate who raises the most money for charity, with Eric Kamien, a local businessman who finished second in the three-way race.
Leron Gubler, executive director of the chamber, said Olguin can share the post with Kamien since there are few rules in the race, which Gubler described as "just a fun way" to raise money for charity.
"Anything is legal," Gubler said. "Money buys this election."
Olguin, sponsored by the Seamen's Church Institute, raised $8,706 during the two-month campaign. Olguin has designated the San Pedro Chamber Fireworks Fund as his charity.