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Three Runoffs Highlight Mother Lode Primary Election

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Sonora and San Andreas, CA — Three runoffs for supervisorial seats, two in Calaveras County and one in Tuolumne County, highlighted the unofficial Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Primary Election.

District One in Calaveras County will see a November General Election runoff between Gary Tofanelli (36%-743 votes) and Zerrall McDaniel (36%-738 votes).

Incumbent Tom Tryon and Angels Camp City Council member Lee Seaton will square off in November for Calaveras County´s Fourth Distict seat. Tryon finished with (42%-1,068 votes) while Seaton finished second (29%-728 votes).

In Tuolumne County´s District One Randy Selesia and Incumbent Liz Bass finished one-two in a three person race. Selesia totaled (39%-952 votes) while Bass completed the evening at (33%-813 votes). They´ll meet again in November.

One other notable race saw Tuolumne County Fourth District Supervisor Mark Thornton unseated by John Gray. The challenger finished with (52%-1,434 votes) while the 11 year veteran of the Board totaled (47%-1,306).

Measure U, the Ambulance Tax in Groveland and Big Oak Flat, easily passed. The YES votes totaled 1,066 (78%) while 291 voted NO (21%).

Total voter turnout in Tuolumne County was 37% while 39% of registered voters in Calaveras County returned their ballots.

For complete Tuolumne County results click T.C. Election Results. Proceed to ELECTIONS in the left hand column and you´ll find the results under the “June 3, 2008 Results” heading at the bottom of the right hand column.

For complete Calaveras County results click C.C. Election Results.

Written by Bill Johnson