The county elections office still has ballots to count in the general elections, but early this morning, they released the final count at this point in the process.
In the county supervisors race, Bruce Gibson leads with almost 53% of the vote. Bruce Jones has just over 47%.
In the Paso Robles mayoral race, mayor Steve Martin has a solid lead over challenger Michael Rivera. Martin with almost 57% of the vote. Rivera with 43%. At this point in that mayoral race, Martin has a solid lead with almost 57% of the vote.
In the Paso Robles school board race,
It looks like a sweep for the teacher’s union candidates, at least at this point in the ballot counting.
Adelita Hieshew has a slim lead over Laurene D. McCory. 38-36%.
Jim Cogan has a huge lead in trustee Area 1 with 48% of the vote. Chris Arend is second with 27%. Peter Byrne third with 24%.
In trustee Area 4, Sondra Williams has a large lead with 42% of the vote to Frank Triggs 35%. Although she didn’t campaign, Dr. Catherine Reimer garnered 22% of the vote. Reimer is the superintendent in the San Ardo district.
In the Atascadero school district, it’s a close race but Tracy Ellis-Weit has 15% of the vote. Vy Pierce has 14%. Rebekah Koznek has 12%. Denise McGrew Kane has just under 12%.
Four will be elected and those four are the leaders, but Tami Gunther is only about 120 votes behind Kane with 11.2%. Dan Hathaway has 10.5%. And George Shomaker and Scott Staton each have 9%. So that race is pretty close for the Atascadero school board.
In the Tempelton school district, the leaders are Janel Armet with 28% and Jennifer Grinager with 25%. Two will be elected. Matt Alison is 46 votes behind Grinager with 24% of the vote. The others have 10% or fewer of the votes.
Some of the other elections,
Cambria Community Services District, three candidates and two will be elected. There are two clear leaders. Debra Scott with 39% of the vote. Michal Thomas has 37%. And Jim Bahringer has 23%.
In the Ground Squirrel Hollow Community Services District directors race, three candidates for two seats. Pam Fulmer has 45% of the vote. Edmond Martinson has 38%. James Scott Durian trails with 16%.
In the Heritage Ranch CSD election. Three will be elected. The leaders are Masen Yafee with 19%. Bill Gene Barker with 17%. And Michal Camou with 16.7%. Martin Lowery trails Camou by only 14 votes he has 15.7% of the vote.
In Paso Robles, Measure E-22 is not passing. The no vote has 58%, to 41% for yes. E-22 asks voters if the city treasurer should be appointed, rather than elected. Right now he or she is elected to a four year term. It appears that will continue.
Measure F-22 the yes vote has 60%. The no vote about 40%. Measure F-22 would increase the transient occupancy tax by 1%. Beginning in January, the city TOT would increase from 10% to 11%. That increase would go into the general fund.
One other race for state-wide office,
Among San Luis Obispo county voters, democrat Dawn Addis leads republican Vicki Nohrden 54-46% in the race for the state assembly. This is the newly drawn 30th district which includes San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties. Again results do not include all the ballots cast. This was the final count as of very early this morning. More ballots remain to be counted. One analyst estimates about 35,000 votes in the county remain to be counted.
In the District 2 supervisorial race, Gibson leads by 650 votes, and about 3,600 votes remain to be counted in the county.