Election 2010: Dan Wilkins, Sue Daniels re-elected to respective PUD board seats | SierraSun.com

Election 2010: Dan Wilkins, Sue Daniels re-elected to respective PUD board seats

Matthew Renda
Sierra Sun

Sun file photosDan Wilkins, left, and Sue Daniels were re-elected to seats on the Tahoe City Public Utility District and North Tahoe Public Utility District, respectively.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Incumbent Dan Wilkins coasted to an easy victory this week over challenger Robin Lewis for a seat on the Tahoe City Public Utility District board of directors.

Wilkins received 581 votes in Placer County accounting for 63 percent of the vote. In the three El Dorado County precincts permitted to vote on TCPUD, Wilkins garnered 76 votes, which represented 62 percent of the vote.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s great to be re-elected,and#8221; Wilkins said Thursday. and#8220;You always hope you are doing a good job for residents of the district. The value of the election process is that it provides a level of confirmation.and#8221;

Wilkins said the experience he brings from his professional career as a director of town of Truckee Public Works resonated with voters.

Wilkins identified completion of bike trails through Homewood and Tahoe City, respectively as one of his main goals for his next term.

Incumbent Sue Daniels eked out an election victory over Challenger Phil Thompson to earn a seat on the North Tahoe Public Utility District board of directors.

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Daniels collected 642 votes for 52 percent of the vote. Thompson collected 586 votes, making the race close. All of the votes were in Placer County precincts.

Daniels thanked voters for their participation and said she relishes the opportunity to talk with constituents about their needs and desires. Daniels said she believed her experience on the board led to her re-election.

and#8220;I am fiscally responsible, but I am proud we put more pipe infrastructure in the ground last year than in the previous 10 years,and#8221; she said in a Thursday interview.

Daniels wants to continue to take advantage of a and#8220;great building climate to continue to address the districtand#8217;s infrastructure.and#8221;