Election 2010: York joins incumbents Werbel, Murphy on rec and park board
November 4, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The three winning candidates for the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District board acknowledged new facilities and trails andamp;#8212; linked through a potential bond measure andamp;#8212; made a lasting impact on this yearandamp;#8217;s election.andamp;#8220;I hope not, but Iandamp;#8217;m going to say yes,andamp;#8221; said incumbent re-elect Peter Werbel, when asked if the bond that would potentially provide a new aquatics center, performing arts center and new trails in Truckee had affected the election. andamp;#8220;I would think there has been so much talk of it that I think some people did vote based on that.andamp;#8221;Both Werbel and fellow winning incumbent Kevin Murphy were adamantly supportive of the bond measure in their campaigns as long as the community provided its fiscal support.Winner and challenger Kristin York said it was game-changing.andamp;#8220;The biggest most critical issue is the bond measure,andamp;#8221; York said.Werbel said he the bond is one of the boardandamp;#8217;s top priorities going into the new year.andamp;#8220;If one of those things (aquatics center, trails and performing arts) didnandamp;#8217;t happen, I would feel Iandamp;#8217;ve failed the community and parks and recreation a bit,andamp;#8221; Werbel said.Murphy described the measure as important; however, he said the election was affected by many factors.andamp;#8220;Some voted on it, some didnandamp;#8217;t, it depends on who you talk to,andamp;#8221; Murphy said.In Placer County Murphy took the top podium position with 23.54 percent of the votes, Werbel with 21.6 percent and York with 15.55 percent of votes. Challenger and runner-up Brent Ferrera saw 12.1 percent of the votes.In Nevada County, Werbel traded positions with Murphy taking top spot with 19.7 percent of votes, Murphy at 17.3 percent and York at 15.7 percent, followed by runner-up Rich Valentine at 14.3 percent.York andamp;#8212; who ran on a joint ticket with Valentine and Ferrera that pledged change andamp;#8212; said a fresh face and new representation is needed on the board.andamp;#8220;I think some voters felt like they werenandamp;#8217;t being represented, and I feel I can give them that,andamp;#8221; she said.