Monday, 20 May 2024

School, college board races decided; fire measure approved

LAKE COUNTY – School board races for the Konocti and Middletown Unified school districts, and for Yuba College's Board of Trustees were decided on Tuesday, and a south county fire measure got voter approval.


The Middletown Unified School District Board of Trustees had two seats available, which went to William Wright, with 1,365 votes (26.8 percent) and Sandy Tucker, 1,117 votes (21.9 percent), according to the Lake County Registrar of Voters Office.


Runners-up were Jean Rudy-Goulart, 965 votes (18.9 percent); Kim Bladel, 937 votes (18.4 percent); and David Riccio, 709 votes (13.9 percent).


In that district, voter turnout was 64.8 percent, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.


Comparatively, voter turnout for the Konocti Unified School District Board race was at 54.9 percent.


In that district, Mary Silva won reelection decisively, with 3,071 votes, or 35.7 percent of the vote. Also reelected Tuesday was Hank Montgomery, with 1,917 votes (22.3 percent). Runners up were Gigi Mattos, 1,833 votes (21.3 percent) and Lynda Davis Robinson, 1,774 votes (20.6 percent).


In the race for Yuba Community College Trustee, Benjamin Pearson took 4,070 votes (52 percent) over Mark Bredit's 3,751 votes (48 percent).


South Lake County Fire's Measure B was passed with a 73 percent to 27 percent vote (2,886 votes to 1,067, respectively).


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