Election Results, Local and Statewide

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Americans took to the polls for the 2008 Generall Election. Results affecting the Mountain Communities will be posted here on Wednesday morning. Beyond the national ballot and state-wide propositions, there are vital local issues as well. Three seats are opening on the El Tejon Unified School District Board of Trustees. Nine candidates competed for those positions. One director of the Frazier Park Public Utility District is also up for election.

Pine Mountain is making history for Kern County. The Kern County Fire Department has developed a firefighter-paramedic program that will be enabled if 2/3 of the voters there cast a “yes” vote on Measure K. It will enable a $70 annual tax to provide a 24/7 firefighter-paramedic certified to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) in a medical emergency. This service will be able to provide lifesaving early measures to save heart and brain function while waiting for the arrival of an ambulance for medical transport to a hospital.

Early election returns, as of 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5:

ETUSD School Board (three seats)
Kern VotesKern PercentageLockwood VotesLockwood Percentage
Paula J. Regan 99916.89%3420.61%
Ana M. Soares 525  8.88%127.27%
Gary M. Sokolowski 564  9.54%106.06%
Jennie Jenkins  72812.31%2716.36%
Kenneth Hurst 75612.78%2716.36%
John W. Fleming  79613.46%2414.55%
Peter Kjenaas 3806.42%95.45%
Bradford Oliver 5509.3%74.24%
Terry Brennan 5899.96%159.09%
FPPUD Director
Gerald Garcia 47759.92%  
Joy Oldright 31239.20%  
Judge of the Superior Court
Charles R. Brehmer 88,80250.85%  
Holly N. Mitchell 85,04148.69%  
Measure K – Firefighter-Paramedic/Parcel Tax (2/3 of votes needed)
Yes71575.42%  
No23324.58%  
 
Statewide results updated 11 a.m. Wednesday.StatewideStatewide
Proposition 1A – Passenger Train Bond ActVotesPercentage
Yes 1,921,64250.9%4,959,35852.3%
No 1,859,87449.1%4,535,33447.7%
Proposition 2 – Standards for Confining Farm Animals
Yes 2,428,549 62.7%6,113,39363.3%
No 1,450,738 37.3% 3,555,798 36.7%
Proposition 3 – Children’s Hospital Bond Act
Yes 1,890,502 49.7% 5,176,800 54.8%
No 1,910,509 50.3% 4,277,34145.2%
Proposition 4 – Waiting Period/Parental Notification
Yes 1,851,388 47.8% 4,617,395 47.7%
No 2,018,92552.2% 5,056,551 52.3%
Proposition 5 – Non-Violent Drug Offenses
Yes 1,456,920 38.1% 3,823,631 40.1%
No 2,365,355 61.9% 5,689,619 59.9%
Proposition 6 – Law Enforcement Funding
Yes 1,130,60230.2% 2,839,23630.6%
No 2,611,00769.8% 6,433,739 69.4%
Proposition 7 – Renewable Energy
Yes 1,292,22033.7% 3,328,190 35.1%
No 2,540,10766.3% 6,153,681 64.9%
Proposition 8 – Ban on Gay Marriage
Yes 2,281,33252.7% 5,220,694 52.2%
No 2,055,16647.3% 4,792,873 47.8%
Proposition 9 – Victim’s Rights
Yes 2,033,96454.1% 4,953,343 53.3%
No 1,728,78345.9% 4,343,613 46.7%
Proposition 10 – Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Yes 1,400,98337.3% 3,783,465 40.2%
No 2,350,83162.7% 5,625,858 59.8%
Proposition 11 – Redistricting
Yes 1,926,45252.8% 4,546,307 50.6%
No 1,727,66447.2% 4,453,419 49.4%
Proposition 12 – Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008
Yes 2,319,20562.0% 5,842,902 63.5%
No 1,422,28338.0% 3,370,304 36.5%

 

This is part of the October 31, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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