2008 Primary Election Results | SierraSun.com

2008 Primary Election Results

Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunMarthaLawre Carlen, 4, waited while her parents Denis and Suzanne voted at the Truckee Community Center Tuesday.

The polls for today’s primary election closed at 8 p.m., and the county and state election’s office expects absentee results within the half hour.

Results will continue to be posted through the night by the election offices in Nevada and Placer counties as precinct ballots are counted.

Continue to check http://www.sierrasun.com for additional election-related stories.

-The Nevda County clerk’s office will post the county’s results at http://www.co.nevada.ca.us/mynevco/web/2008june/

-The 3rd District Assembly race results, pitting Sue Horne against Dan Logue for the Republican seat, can be seen at


-The 4th District Congressional race results, whose Republican frontrunners are Tom McClintock and Doug Ose, can be seen at


– The Placer County District 5 race results can be viewed at http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Recorder/Elections/Election%20Results.aspx

With 100 percent of precincts counted in Nevada County, Measure L did not garner the 55 percent of the vote needed to pass, according to unofficial results from the county elections office.

By 11:45 p.m., votes in favor of Measure L were at 1,305, or 50.6 percent. Votes against were at 1,272, or 49.4 percent. Measure L, a bond that would generate $93 million for school facilities in the Truckee area of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, will not become effective unless approved by 55 percent of those voting in the special facilities district, according to the Nevada County voter information pamphlet.

In the Placer County area of Donner Summit that falls within the school improvement area, 8 of 8 precincts have been counted with Measure L winning unofficially at 220 yes votes and 180 no votes.

Placer County District 5 incumbent Supervisor Bruce Kranz will face Jennifer Montgomery in a run-off election in November.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Montgomery garnered 4,215 votes, or 40.6 percent, to Kranz’s 3,894, or 37.5 percent. Third challenger Bob Houston got 21.7 percent, or 2,256 votes.

Because none of the candidates won a majority of the vote, a run-off between the top two vote getters will be held in the general election this fall.

LOS ANGELES (AP) ” State Sen. Tom McClintock has beaten former Congressman Doug Ose to claim the Republican nomination in Northern California’s 4th Congressional District.

With 52 percent of precincts in the district, which includes the Truckee area and the California portion of the Tahoe Basin, reporting Tuesday, McClintock had 53 percent of the vote and Ose had 39 percent.

As of 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, McClintock was carrying Placer and Nevada Counties. With 137 of 340 precincts reporting in Placer, McClintock leads Ose 14,715 to 10,443. In Nevada County, where 20 of 64 precincts had been counted, McClintock was ahead 4,849 to 3,129.

The seat is now held by GOP Rep. John Doolittle, who is under investigation in a federal lobbying scandal and is retiring at the end of the year.

It was the most hotly contested House primary in California and played out along the traditional Republican Party schism between conservative ideologue and business-minded pragmatist. McClintock’s staunchly conservative vision prevailed.

McClintock will be favored in the November general election over Democrat Charlie Brown.

With most ballots counted, Dan Logue of Yuba City won the state Assembly 3rd District race against Nevada County Supervisor Sue Horne.

Though Horne won in Nevada County, she lost the districtwide race to Logue. Logue received 54 percent of the votes, compared with 46 percent for Horne.

Horne and Logue ran for the 3rd District state Assembly seat for Republicans. The seas represents the Truckee area now held by Assemblyman Rick Keene, who is terming out.

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