Sonora, CA — Election Day is in the past, and some local races are still too close to call.
The City of Sonora Council race is still too close to call. There are two seats open. George Segarini now leads the pack with 358 votes, Jim Garaventa is second with 350, Mark Ferreira 3rd with 341 and Matt Hawkins fourth with 338. Tuolumne County Auditor-Controller Debi Bautista says there are 190 provisional ballots to count, only 20 ballots are from Sonora.
Bautista’s team processed roughly 2,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots since Tuesday night. Incumbent Randy Hanvelt has 65% of the vote to win the District Two Tuolumne County Supervisors seat. Mike Dambacher and Kaenan Whitman appear headed for a runoff in November for Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder.
Calaveras County election officials posted their update as well. They have 233 provisional votes left to record.
Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz won his re-election bid with 55% of the vote to Patrick Garrahan’s 43%. Headed for a runoff in the District Three Calaveras Supervisors race are Merita Callaway and Michael Oliviera, and in District Five its Steven Kearney and Marti Crane.
Incumbent Republican Tom McClintock was the top vote getter in the House District Four race, and it appears that he will be facing Republican Challenger Art Moore this November.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown will face Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. Both statewide ballot propositions were easily approved. One will help provide low-income housing for Veterans and the other is related to public record laws. Find a complete list of the local results in the Election Section of myMotherLode.com.