Inyo-Mono: two new supervisors, possibly one more

votersIn our two counties, it was not a good night for incumbents. In Mono County, semi-official results show two new supervisors and a run-off. In Inyo, 1300 absentee votes county-wide still need to be counted, but the semi-official election report from Inyo County indicates a likely new supervisor in District 2 and potential run-offs in Districts 4 and 5, with a new supervisor in District 5.

Results available on the Inyo County website for the first time show Jeff Griffiths ahead in District 2 with 312 votes or 51.57% of the vote. 50% plus 1 is all that is needed to win.

Incumbent Supervisor Susan Cash gained 211 votes or 34.88% and candidate Russ Aldridge, 80 votes or 13.22%. Inyo County Clerk Kammi Foote said it’s too early to say how the final count of absentee votes will affect this race, although right now Griffiths has enough to win.

In District 4, Supervisor Marty Fortney has 330 votes or 40.44%. Mark Tillemans, 266 votes or 32.60%. Nina Weisman gained 190 votes which is 23.28% and Chrisopher Dangwillo, 29 votes or 3.55%. Depending on the final count, this race could see a run-off between Fortney and Tillemans.

In District 5, another run-off is likely and the incumbent is definitely out. Matt Kingsley gained 304 votes or 46.77% of the vote. Jim Gentry, 212 votes or 32.62%. Supervisor Richard Cervantes saw 134 votes or 20.62% of the vote.

Clerk Foote said that her staff will check signatures on the absentee ballots and have final results some time Thursday.

In Mono County, Fred Stump and Tim Alpers beat incumbents in their districts. In District 2, Stump gained 476 votes or 55% of the vote. Incumbent Supervisor Hap Hazard, 389 votes. In District 3 Tim Alpers won 449 votes or 67.52% of the vote while Supervisor Vikki Bauer received 216 votes.

In District 4, a run-off between Tim Fesko with 272 votes or 39.48% of the vote and Bob Peters with 296 votes or nearly 43%. Jan Huggans gained 121 votes.

In Mono County, Prop. 29, the cigarette tax, barely passed. In Inyo, it failed. In Mono, Phil Liberatore and Jackie Conaway were the two top vote getters for Congressional District 8. In Inyo, Gregg Imus and Jackie Conaway got the most votes.

 

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Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago

John- I hope so also. I will say that I really like all three of the district 2 candidates. They were all nice enough to take time to talk to me and I had a hell of a time making up my mind. I liked Russ’s idea’s about the airport… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
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I’m hopeful for some good changes, some that were voted out, definitely had to be voted out for a change for the good for at least getting them out, to open the door for some hope to change things. Yes as someone else stated … sent them a message, hopefully… Read more »

John Barton
John Barton
10 years ago

With some new Inyo County supes, perhaps the county will now have a backbone to stand up to LADWP.

Ecstatic
Ecstatic
10 years ago

I agree 100% with P&B! This is the best thing that could have happened for Mono County! Without Hap Hazardous Mono Waste and Icky Vicky…. there is a chance for some real change. For one,,, the Sheriff’s department will be losing their “Good Ole Boy” allies that help them cover… Read more »

P&B
P&B
10 years ago

With Hap and Vicki out there exists the opportunity for some positive change – time will tell. I personally celebrate the removal of both and the strength of the voters to do so! The run-off with Tim and Bob is somewhat oxy-moronic – neither one would be good for the… Read more »

Daris
Daris
10 years ago

Maybe now elected officials will start listening to the voting public. Incumbents you had better wake up or be voted out.