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Curtzwiler edges into second in District 5 Supervisor race

Kenny Curtzwiler has edged his way into a slim eight-vote lead for second place in the El Dorado County District 5 Supervisor race as a handful of ballots remain to be counted.

Curtzwiler, of Meyers, now leads third place Angela Swanson, of South Lake Tahoe, by eight votes, and fourth place Kevin Brown, of Pollock Pines, by 12 votes.

The shift in the three-way race for second was announced Thursday evening as county elections officials continue to work through one final batch of provisional ballots cast in the June 3 primary.

Brown previously was in second place with a 12-vote lead over Swanson and a 14-vote lead over Curtzwiler.

Sue Novasel, of Meyers, maintains a strong, nearly 600-vote lead for first place. The two candidates with the most votes advance to the November general election.

About a dozen more provisional ballots remain to be reviewed and potentially counted in the District 5 Supervisor race and the goal is to have that done and final election results certified by Wednesday, June 18, said Linda Webster, assistant registrar of voters.

Once final results are certified, candidates have a limited time to request a recount if they want one, but must pay for its cost.

Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago is not eligible to run for reelection.

Voter turnout for the District 5 Supervisor primary stands at nearly 34 percent, with 5,458 of 17,702 registered voters casting a ballot. That’s about 6 percent lower than the voter turnout in countywide races.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 16, 2014 01:58PM Published Jun 13, 2014 10:08AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.