Election 2016: Dent, Horan, Morris take IVGID; WC-1 sales tax increase approved | SierraSun.com

Election 2016: Dent, Horan, Morris take IVGID; WC-1 sales tax increase approved

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Peter Morris will be the newest Incline Village General Improvement Board of Trustees member, according to unofficial general election results Tuesday night from Washoe County.

Morris finished third in the race among six candidates with 2,484 votes (19.11%). Incumbent trustees Matthew Dent (3,290 votes, 25.31%) and Phil Horan (2,693 votes, 20.72%) led the way to retain their seats.

Robert Olmer (1,797 votes, 13.83%), Judy Miller (1,570, 12.08%) and Paul Longshore (1,163, 8.95%) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

For Dent and Horan, Tuesday's election results mean each will embark on a full term as IVGID trustee. Both were appointed in 2015 (Dent in September, Horan in December) to shortened terms to replace former trustees Jim Smith and Bill Devine, respectively.

Morris, meanwhile, will embark on his first-ever term in pubic office. He will replace outgoing trustee Jim Hammerel, whose term expires in December.

In all, according to the county, 12,997 votes were cast in the IVGID trustee race, which is up slightly from the 12,837 votes cast in 2012, when there also were six trustee candidates.

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In 2014, in the four-person IVGID trustee race for two seats, 6,186 votes were cast.

According to Washoe County's unofficial final tally, of 264,801 registered voters throughout the county, 209,151 cast ballots this year, which equates to an impressive 78.98 percent.

That's a slight uptick from the 78.04% voter turnout in the 2012 election cycle.

For comparison, 51.61 percent of Washoe County voters turned out for the 2014 mid-term election.

Precinct numbers are not yet available, meaning turnout numbers for Incline Village/Crystal Bay are not yet clear.

According to the county, a precinct-by-precinct report will be released following the Board of County Commissioners' canvass of the election, which will take place at its Nov. 15 meeting. At that point, election results will become "Final and Official."

OTHER RACES OF INTEREST

In other races of local interest, Greg McKay (2,966 votes) and Jim Costalupes (2,865 votes) will be new directors for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, joining incumbent Susan Herron (2,969 votes) for the three elected seats. Denise Bremer was the odd candidate out with only 2,552 votes.

In all, 11,353 votes were cast in the NLTFPD race, compared to 10,914 votes in 2012 for the four-person race, and 4,979 votes for the three-person race in 2014.

Elsewhere, Republican incumbent Marsha Berkbigler was reelected to her District 1 seat on the Washoe County Commission, with her 24,452 votes besting Democratic challenger Levi Hooper's 19,791 votes.

Former Washoe County Manager Katy Simon Holland (56,027 votes) cruised to victory in the race for Washoe County School District, Seat G (at-large) over former IVGID General Manager Bill Horn (35,106 votes).

Lastly, in the two-person race for University of Nevada Regents, District 9, Incline resident Carol Del Carlo (44,503 votes) defeated Incline resident Sara Lafrance (39,710 votes), according to unofficial results from the state of Nevada.

In terms of ballot measures, the most important question for Incline-Crystal Bay voters was Washoe County Question 1 — "Should Washoe County be authorized to impose a 0.54% sales tax increase to help fund Washoe County School District capital projects?"

Of 204,770 votes cast across the county, 115,460 (56.39 percent) people voted "YES," compared to 89,310 votes (43.61 percent) against, meaning the question was adopted.

Of the statewide measures, Question No. 2 — whether to legalize recreational marijuana — had the most publicity in town heading into the election, considering a medical pot dispensary opened just this year in Incline Village.

Nevada voters approved the measure, 602,400 votes in favor to 503,615 opposed (a 55-45 percent margin), according to unofficial results from the Nevada Secretary of State.

Visit http://bit.ly/2flO7S1 to read the full 2016 General Election Unofficial Summary report from Washoe County Elections. You can also visit silverstateelection.com to view unofficial statewide results.

CORRECTION

An earlier version of this story included a major error — we incorrectly reported that Sara Lafrance had won the seat for University of Nevada Regents, District 9.

In fact, Carol Del Carlo won the race. According to unofficial election results from the state of Nevada, Del Carlo received 44,503 votes across 8 counties, compared to 39,310 for Lafrance. At a margin of 52.85 percent to 47.15 percent, Del Carlo in fact did win the election for that seat.

The Bonanza regrets this error.

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By the numbers

Below are *results from Tuesday’s general election in Washoe County for a variety of local races.

IVGID Board of Trustees (vote for three)

Matthew Dent: 3,290 (25.31%)

Philip Horan: 2,693 (20.72%)

Paul Longshore: 1,163 (8.95%)

Judy Miller: 1,570 (12.08%)

Peter Morris: 2,484 (19.11%)

Robert Olmer: 1,797 (13.83%)

Total votes: 12,997

NLTFPD Board of Directors (vote for three)

Denise Bremer: 2,552 (22.49%)

Jim Costalupes: 2,865 (25.24%)

Susan Herron: 2,969 (26.15%)

Greg McKay: 2,966 (26.13%)

Total votes: 11,353

University of Nevada Regents, District 9 (vote for one)

Carol Del Carlo: 2,917 (45.67%)

Sara Lafrance: 3,460 (54.33%)

Total votes: 6,387

Washoe County Commission District 1 (vote for one)

Marsha Berkbigler, REP: 24,452 (55.27%)

Levi Hooper, DEM: 19,791 (44.73%)

Total votes: 44,243

Washoe County School District, Seat G At-Large (vote for one)

Bill Horn: 35,106 (38.52%)

Katy Simon Holland: 56,027 (61.48%)

Total votes: 91,133

WASHOE COUNTY QUESTION 1

YES: 115,460 (56.39%)

NO: 89,310 (43.61%)

Total votes: 204,770

*Source: Washoe County Elections. Results deemed unofficial until final canvass occurs. Visit http://bit.ly/2flO7S1 to read the full 2016 General Election Unofficial Summary report.