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June 6, 2012
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Election 2012: Richard Anderson takes county supes seat; Tom Anderson holds onto bench

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Town Council member Richard Anderson earned 66 percent of the votes at the end of the June 5 primary tally Tuesday night and will be the next 5th district seat holder on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors next year, according to unofficial elections results posted on the county’s website.

Anderson bested Truckee resident Michael Rogers in the two-man race, according to the results, earning 1,359 votes to Rogers’ 690. Only ten write-in ballots were cast. Rogers still managed a third of the votes despite declaring in April he had withdrawn from the race.

Elsewhere in Nevada County of local interest, incumbent Judge Tom Anderson will retain his Nevada County Superior Court seat; according to the results, Anderson received 11,584 votes (61.13 percent), enough to beat out George Smyrnos’ 7,300 votes (38.52 percent).

Also, Republican incumbent Ted Gaines got the most votes to retain his State Senate District 1 seat; he will square off against Julie Griffith-Flatter, a Democrat, in a November run-off.

After the Nevada County tally Tuesday night, Gaines received 8,899 votes (47.45 percent), while Griffith-Flatter got 7,363 votes (39.26 percent). In Placer County, Gaines received 20,005 votes (52.6 percent), while Griffith-Flatter got 11,851 (31.16 percent).

In all, Gaines received 48.2 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

For a full list of unofficial election results, click on the attached PDF document from Nevada County.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 6, 2012 11:03AM Published Jun 6, 2012 10:54AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.