Klovstad, Goodwin and Polivy take Truckee Town Council seats

Hannah Jones
Anna Klovstad
Anna Klovstad


Nevada County official results for Truckee Town Council election (*top three win seats). See for more area election results:

Candidate Votes Pct.

*Anna Klovstad 4,126 21.9%

*Morgan Goodwin 2,829 15.0%

*David Polivy 2,653 14.1%

Chelsea Walterscheid 2,623 13.9%

Richard Ludke 2,516 13.3%

Carmen Carr 2,258 12.0%

Suzie Tarnay 1,803 9.6%

Truckee’s nail-biting race for the three open town council seats has finally come to an end nearly a month after election day.

Newcomer Anna Klovstad totaled 4,126 votes, while incumbent Morgan Goodwin came in second with 2,829 votes. Finishing third was challenger David Polivy with 2,653 votes and Chelsea Walterscheid just 30 votes shy of a seat with 2,623.

Polivy and Walterscheid traded the lead in the first two updates. Polivy held a three vote lead on Election Night, while Walterscheid jumped ahead by nine votes the following week. On Nov. 21, Polivy held a 20-vote margin.

Rounding out the final results were Richard Ludke (2,516 votes), Carmen Carr (2,258 votes) and Suzie Tarnay (1,803 votes).

“Because of all the candidates and who they were and what they brought to the table, it made all of us better candidates. That really was to the benefit of the Town of Truckee.”— Anna Klovstad, new Truckee Town Council member

“I would say first and foremost I’m really honored by the outcome,” said Klovstad, adding she connected with as many people as she could throughout the race. “Because of all the candidates and who they were and what they brought to the table, it made all of us better candidates.

“That really was to the benefit of the Town of Truckee.”

“I definitely benefited from all the candidates running. I think we all did,” said Goodwin. “I think that Truckee is changing really fast and the new council is a reflection of that.”

As an incumbent council member, Goodwin is the only current candidate elected to a second term.

“What I’ve learned is that we really need to stay focused on a few things: housing, climate, and the livability of the community” he said. “I’ve learned the importance of setting a really clear goal.”

Polivy won his seat by 30 votes over Walterscheid, who finished just 107 votes ahead of Ludke. The council newcomer said he found the large pool of candidates participating — and their approach to the campaigning — as an encouraging sign for the community.

“It was really positive and really exciting for our community to have so many wonderful candidates to choose from,” said Polivy. “Every time someone had a great statement, it was incumbent on the rest to make sure we were up to speed.

“I feel really honored and thankful to our community and hope that I can live up to everything I campaigned on over the next four years.”

Other area election results were not available at press time Thursday, as Placer County planned to release final results at 5 p.m. See this story for complete results at

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or

OTHER AREA RACES TRUCKEE TAHOE AIRPORT DISTRICT (*2 seats) John Jones — 5,504 Joe Lorenz — 895 Mary Hetherington — 5,766* Peter Van Peborgh — 953 Jim Morrison — 7,163* TRUCKEE DONNER PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT (*2 seats) Tony Laliotis — 3,904* Christa Finn — 3,741* Paul Warmerdam — 2,468 Kaveh Mansoor — 1,497 TRUCKEE SANITARY DISTRICT (*3 seats) Nelson Van Gundy — 3,878* Ron Sweet — 3,560* Kurt Smart — 1,946 Jerry Gilmore — 3,704* TRUCKEE RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT (*2 seats) Jason Hansford — 2,973* Dan Kates — 1,764* John Mon Pere — 1,732 NORTH TAHOE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT (*2 seats) S. Lane Lewis — 823 Sue Daniels — 964* Pipin Mader — 864 Alex Mourelatos — 1,035* NORTH TAHOE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (*2 seats) Nathan Chorey — 233* Heidi Doyle — 311* Danielle Hughes — 99 Steven Hook — 151 TAHOE CITY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT (*2 seats) John Pang — 1,102* Daniel Wilkins — 851 Gail Scoville — 920* PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (*1 seat) Anthony Palmer — 20,791 Ken Tokutomi — 24,929* MEASURE AA Yes — 10,854 (78.2%)* No — 3,023  (21.8%)

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