Green wins 5th District supe’s seat
Truckee resident Barbara Green won the race for Nevada County 5th District Supervisor Tuesday, receiving 16 percent more votes than opponent Clyde Hall of Nevada City.
“I am so happy I will have an opportunity to represent the Truckee area on the Board of Supervisors,” Green said. “I wish to thank the voters who made an informed choice and sent a message that a positive, issues-oriented campaign can win. I would also like to thank all of the people that worked on my campaign.”
Nevada County voters cast 3,157 votes for Green, 2,216 votes for Hall and 487 votes for candidate Marion “Bill” Steele. Truckee residents voted similar percentages, casting 1,613 votes for Green, 1,309 votes for Hall and 271 votes for Steele.
“Truckee will benefit from having a resident on the Board of Supervisors,” Green said. “I will keep my promises to try to find solutions to our need for effective county services, pay parity for our peace officers, affordable housing, services for children and quality land use planning. I want to help bring people together and find common solutions. Truckee is a wonderful community and I welcome everyone, including those that did not support my candidacy, to join in helping to build a better community.”
In the District 3 State Assembly race, Nevada County voters overwhelmingly supported Republican Samuel M. Aanestad, who came out more than 12,000 votes countywide ahead of Democratic opponent Benjamin Wirtschafter. Libertarian William L. Thomason came away with 2,091 county votes.
Preliminary state results show that Aanestad received 71,697 votes against Wirtschafter’s 33,474, while Thomason earned 7,343 statewide votes.
Republican Thomas “Rico” Oller received 11,713 votes in Nevada County while Nevada County Supervisor and opponent Karen Knecht received 8,403 supporting votes from within the county. Truckee resident R.K. “Skip” Daum received 1,183 county votes.
Statewide, Oller received more votes than all democratic candidates combined, taking the race with 84,698 votes. Knecht received 29,838 votes and Daum received 15,997 votes statewide.
Republican Wally Herger swept the District 2 congressional race with 21,071 votes from within the county and 116,076 votes statewide. Democratic opponent Stan Morgan received less than half as many votes in each region.
Democrat Dianne Feinstein was re-elected to the United States Senate after receiving more than 3 million votes. Nevada County voters supported Feinstein with 13,697 votes while her Republican opponent Tom Campbell brought in 9,154 votes.
In all, about 3,700 Truckee residents voted in the March 7 election and state and county election results are fairly representative of their opinions.
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