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Pine Mountain poll workers opened at 6:30 a.m. by lantern light. (l-r) Marv and Joan Ehrlich, Mary Jayne Glaseman and Gary Cadwallader bask in the glow of their gas lantern. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
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David Couch and Harley Pinson campaigned in The Mountain Communities. They appeared together in a dialogue with the Frazier Park and Mountain Communities Rotary Club meeting at La Sierra restaurant.
Polls Open Despite Power Failure
At 3:11 a.m. on election day, just before the wheels of democracy were to be put into motion to elect new political leaders, the power failed in the Mountain Communities. Thousands were left without lights, but polls still opened, some by lantern glow. Voters found their way to wield the power of the ballot box. Here is an overview of the results.
Kern County District 4 Supervisor
David Couch 56.9%
Harley Pinson 42.5%
The term for Kern County Supervisor is four (4) years, beginning at 12 noon on January 7, 2013.
Los Angeles County District 5 Supervisor
Michael Antonovich 79.4%
Raj Pal Kahlon 20.6%
Dianne Feinstein 49.3%
Elizabeth Emken 12.5%
U.S. Congress District 23
Kevin McCarthy 71.8%
Terry Phillips 17.5%
Eric Parker 10.7%
Kern County Measures
D: Should lists of eligible persons certified for appointment to civil service positions be increased from three names to seven names?
Yes: 58% No: 42%
E: Should the Civil Service Commission extend entry level probationary periods for civil service appointees? Yes: 64% No: 36%
F: Should an employee’s time to appeal a disciplinary action extend from five to ten business days? Yes: 65% No: 35%
G: Should Medical Marijuana Dispensaries be restricted to industrial-zoned areas and away from schools and facilities where children may be present?
Yes: 69% No: 31%
Proposition 28: Should state legislators’ terms be increased from six years to 12 in the Assembly, from eight years to 12 in the Senate and decreased from 14 years to 12 overall for both legislative bodies?
Yes: 61% No: 39%
Proposition 29: Should cigarette taxes be increased from 87 cents per pack to $1.87 per pack?
Yes: 49% No: 51%
Southern California Edison (SCE) crews restored power mountainwide by 12:25 p.m.
The cause was a transmission pole on Gorman Post Road which burned after equipment on the pole had malfunctioned, according to an SCE spokesperson.
This is part of the June 08, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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