Semi-official results: Thompson, Ferrell, Bergmann take NTPUD; Friedman, Henrikson re-elected to TCPUD
TAHOE/TRUCKEE – The semi-final unofficial final results are in from Placer County.
For the North Tahoe Public Utility District, Phil Thompson beat Ernie Dambach for Seat No. 1, while incumbents Tim Ferrell and John Bergmann have ousted Teresa O’Dette and Ramona Cruz, respectively, for seat Nos. 2 and 5.
As for the Tahoe City Public Utility District (which included 3 voter precincts in El Dorado County), incumbents Judy Friedman and Erik Henrikson each get another for years after defeating challengers Kevin Fenley and Kay Williams, respectively, for seat Nos. 3 and 4.
Elsewhere, Mike Baffone defeated Scott Meyer in the race for North Tahoe Fire Protection District, District 1.
Lisa Wallace, Mary Hetherington and Tom Van Berkem were the top vote-getters from Placer voters in 21 precincts for the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, with Greg Jellinek the odd man out. The airport candidates saw similar voting totals in Nevada County.
Jeff Bender earned the most votes out of just 4 precincts for the Truckee Donner Public Utility District, followed by Joe Aguera and Bob Ellis, with Dave Gravell the odd man out. Likewise as the airport district, the same three candidates were the top vote-getters in Nevada County.
Also, out of just 5 precincts, 114 residents voted “no” on Measure J, with 107 voting “yes.”
According to the county, the results are deemed “semi-official” because there are still an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 ballots to be counted. These ballots – mostly vote-by-mail ballots, mail ballots and provisional ballots – all need to be collected, verified and counted, Jim McCauley, Placer County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters said in a press release. Once counted, these ballots could add another 10 percent to 15 percent to our final turnout figures.
“State law allows 28 days after the election to complete the ballot tally and the official audit of the election, known as the canvass,” McCauley said. “When the canvass is completed, the official results are certified. These ballots are not segregated by district prior to counting. Therefore, the number of outstanding ballots for any specific electoral district will be unknown until the computer tallies these ballots.”
Below are final unofficial Placer County voting totals for local races as of 11:46 p.m. Tuesday. To view all of the Placer County results for various races and propositions, visit http://www.placerelections.com/election-night-results.aspx.
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