South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California unofficial election results (updated 11/7)
The polls closed Tuesday night, but some ballots are still coming in from the 2014 general election in El Dorado County.
Below are the latest results for candidate races and measures that could impact Lake Tahoe’s South Shore the most. The following information is based on county data released Friday night.
South Lake Tahoe City Council Race:
Wendy David, Tom Davis and Austin Sass are winning the seven-way race for three seats on the South Lake Tahoe City Council.
David pulled ahead early after polls closed on Tuesday and kept a healthy lead throughout the night, securing her place on the council. The former Lake Tahoe Unified School District board member had captured about 18 percent of the votes as of Thursday.
“I was pleased that the community voted for me as their No. 1 vote-getter,” she said. “I feel they’re putting a lot of faith in me, and that’s an honor. I want to do a really good job for our community.”
Incumbent Davis also has a strong lead over the majority of his challengers, taking nearly 15.5 percent of voters’ support in most recent figures.
The battle for the third seat, however, is coming down to the wire, with two candidates within 22 votes of each other: Austin Sass has 1,237 votes, and incumbent Angela Swanson has 1,215.
Those numbers are likely to change, though, considering thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, according to the county’s elections department.
Elections officials said it could be at least a couple weeks until final results are certified.
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Race:
Sue Novasel is the clear winner of the District 5 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.
Novasel, who also served on the LTSUD board, has about 60 percent of the votes, while her challenger, Kenny Curtzwiler, has a little more than 39 percent.
District 5 covers a large area from Polluck Pines to the California-Nevada state line and borders the northernmost county district, District 4, which is also open for election this year.
In the District 4 supervisor’s race, Michael Ranalli is leading Howard Penn by 667 votes.
District 4 covers most of the northwest portion of the county, including an area within the Tahoe Basin.
Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees Race:
In the race for an open seat on the Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees, businesswoman Michelle Sweeney continues to come out ahead.
Sweeney leads challenger and educator Robert “Bob” Grant by 37 votes.
South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors Race:
Two seats were up for grabs on the South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors, and the most recent results indicate that Duane Wallace and incumbent Jim Jones will fill them.
Jones, who is running against Shane Romsos, has a little more than 58 percent of the votes for Seat 2. And Wallace, who is running against Andy Chapman, has about 65 percent of the votes for Seat 5.
A measure allowing Lake Tahoe Community College to issue a $55 million bond, if passed, has so far received the support it needs to be successful — although only by a slim margin.
Measure F needs 55 percent of the votes in order to pass. According to the latest county data, it has about 57 percent.
The college wants the measure to pass so it can afford facility improvements and new construction.
Measure H did not pass. It needed a 2/3 majority vote to do so, but instead received about 34 percent support, as per the latest update.
If passed, the measure would have imposed a special tax of $120 per parcel per year that would have been subject to annual inflation adjustments.
The Lake Valley Fire Protection District said the measure’s purpose was to fund wildfire suppression and prevention programs, the Angora Peak Fire Crew and facilities and equipment repair and replacement.
Other California and county election results:
Measures M, N and O are failing, and it doesn’t appear that any of them will pass. These addressed growth issues throughout El Dorado County.
Gov. Jerry Brown has been re-elected.
Marshall Tuck, a candidate in the California superintendent for public instruction race, conceded to incumbent Tom Torlakson on Wednesday.
Rep. Tom McClintock has beat challenger Art Moore in the 4th District Congress election. The 4th District covers El Dorado County.
Proposition 1, an approximately $7.6 million bond measure to fund water supply projects in California, has passed.
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