Truckee Town Council: Jones, Green in the lead, results still uncertain
November 5, 2008
Challenger Joan Jones and Incumbent Barbara Green led the race for two open seats on Truckee Town Council, but at least 1,000 ballots have not yet been counted.
Nevada County reported 10 out of 10 precincts, but Town Clerk Judy Price said results may be in the air for a while.
Current Mayor and candidate Barbara Green agreed, saying she didn’t think the numbers added up.
“Something is not quite right,” Green said.
Challengers Jamie Brimer and Jeremiah Levi Frank trailed further behind in the polls.
Susman had weighed in earlier in the night Tuesday.
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“It’s too close to call,” Susman said. “But I’m hopeful.”
Jones shared similar thoughts.
“I’m cautiously optimistic ” I’m hoping for the best and so far the showing has been good,” Jones said. “Anything can happen.”
Both were frustrated with Nevada County’s election office’s delayed results.
“The community has the right to know; in an electronic age, there should be better response,” Susman said.
Voters coming out of the poles seemed happy with the incumbents, but some also favored Jones.
“I feel comfortable with the people that are in there, I didn’t want them out,” said John McCormick of Truckee.
“I voted for Green and Joan Jones because they are more green and less for development,” said Lauren Van Loon of Truckee.
Ryan Slabaugh contributed to this report.
Town Council, Nevada County results
Barbara Green: 2,268, 23.8 percent
Joan De Ryk Jones: 2,322, 24.4 percent
Josh Susman: 2,202, 23.1 percent
Jamie Brimer: 1,881, 19.7 percent
Jeremiah Levi Frank: 852, 8.9 percent