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JOSEPH TAYLOR puts his ballot into the ballot box on Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville. The primary election was held on June 3. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins


Update: Two-thirds of primary election results counted

By June 04, 2014

With 66 of 95 precincts reporting as of 11:02 p.m., local primary elections are showcasing leads for candidates, and possible run-offs looming for the November election.

In the race for Judge of the Superior Court, Office 1, Vicki Ashworth held the lead (51.30 percent) over David Combellack (34.23) and Joe Weinberger (14.29).

In the race for Judge of the Superior Court, Office 5, Dylan Mary Sullivan held the lead (59.87 percent) over Joe Hoffman (39.83).

For County Supervisor, 4th District, Howard Penn held a slight lead (21.79 percent) over Michael Ranalli (21.61) and Lori Parlin (13.07) in a race involving eight candidates.

For County Supervisor, 5th District, Sue Novasel (26.23 percent) held a lead over Kevin Brown (21.51), Angela Swanson (17.47) and Kenny Curtzwiler (16.06).

For Treasurer-Tax Collector, incumbent C.L. Raffety held a commanding lead with over 70 percent of the votes (70.11 percent) to Ron Briggs’ 29.51 percent.

For Auditor-Controller, incumbent Joe Harn (55.67 percent) over challenger Mike Owen (44.10).

For District Attorney, incumbent Vern Pierson (72.36 percent) held a big lead over challenger Judson Henry (27.22).

For Recorder-Clerk, incumbent Bill Schultz (69.64 percent) held a sizable lead over challenger Chris Amaral (30.14).

In the race for State Board of Equalization, 1st District, incumbent George Runner held 63.34 percent of the votes over Chris Parker’s 36.39 percent.

Incumbent Tom McClintock (55.06 percent) held a commanding lead over challengers Art Moore (23.11) and Jeffery D. Gerlach (21.29).

Incumbent Beth Gaines (66.53 percent) held a big lead over challenger Brian Caples (33.12).

Frank Bigelow (State Assembly, 5th District), Sheriff John D’Agostini, Surveyor Rich Briner, Assesor Karl Weiland and County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers ran unopposed in their races.

Patrick Ibarra

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