Local, state primary election results are in
Sun News Service
County Public Defender Tom Anderson and Grass Valley lawyer Ray Shine were taking down their campaign signs early Wednesday, but will hang on to them for a run-off in November for a seat in Nevada County Superior Court.
The two men pulled ahead of four other candidates in early returns Tuesday and held on to that lead through the count. Together, they garnered nearly two-thirds of the vote, with Anderson ahead by more than 1,000 votes.
With 100 percent of precincts counted by 11:30 p.m., Anderson had surged ahead with 6,904 votes, or 33.13 percent. Shine was a close second with 5,882 votes for 28.2 percent.
The remaining candidates together earned more than 8,000 votes, setting up another tough campaign for the fall.
Assessor: Dale Flippin (uncontested)
Auditor-Controller: Marcia Salter (uncontested)
Clerk-Recorder: Kathleen Smith, 53 percent
County Supervisor–district 3: John Spencer, 58 percent
County Supervisor–district 4: Hank Weston, 50 percent
District Attorney: Clifford Newell, 50 percent
Sheriff-Coroner: Keith Royal (uncontested)
Superintendent of Schools: Terence McAteer (uncontested)
Treasurer: Christina Dabis (uncontested)
Assessor: Bruce Dear (uncontested)
Auditor-Controller: Katherine Martinis (uncontested)
Clerk-Recorder: Jim McCauley (uncontested)
County Supervisor–district 1: F.C. Rockholm, 44 percent
County Supervisor–district 2: Robert Weygandt, 70 percent
District Attorney: Bradford Fenocchio (uncontested)
Superintendent of Schools: Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, 58 percent
Treasurer: Jenine Windeshausen (uncontested)
Superior Court Judge: Joseph O’Flaherty with 53 percent
Measure A–Deputy Sheriff: Did not pass; 51 percent opposed
Both Prop 81, literacy improvement and public library construction and renovations, and Proposition 82, preschool education were overwhelmingly opposed by voters. Sixty-one percent of voters statewide opposed Prop 81 and more than 67 percent voted against 82.
How did it break down locally?
Prop 81: 66 percent opposed
Prop 82: 70 percent opposed
Prop 81: 61 percent opposed
Prop 82: 66 percent opposed
El Dorado County:
Prop 81: 62 percent opposed
Prop 82: 69 percent opposed
Richard Anderson, who has represented Truckee and eastern Nevada County’s District 5 since first being elected in 2012, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2020.