In the race for the Tuolumne County District Three Supervisor’s seat, Jim Peterson defeated Jerry Morrow by an almost two-to-one margin with 2,230 votes to Morrow’s 1,118 votes.
Peterson, a Twain Harte lawyer, campaigned on a platform of smart growth and fiscal responsibility. He stressed his education and experience in Tuolumne County organizations compared to Morrow’s as well.
The low-key race to replace Laurie Sylwester never got nasty like the District Two race between Don Ratzlaff and Paolo Maffei, and the candidates stuck to the issues.
Morrow’s campaign centered on bringing more county services to District Three residents: more road maintenance, an ambulance stationed in the high country, hiking and bike paths. He championed bringing jobs to Tuolumne County so young people could find work without leaving the area.
Both Peterson and Maffei were endorsed by the citizen’s group Voter’s Choice.