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Sierra College’s measure narrowly approved in Primary Election

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt runs unopposed for his seat
By: Carol Feineman, Editor
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Sierra College’s Measure E needed 55 percent yes votes to pass and it narrowly passed in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Sierra Community College District’s Measure E, the district’s first bond measure since 1957, asked residents to support $350,000,000 in bonds to repair/replace/retrofit infrastructure at the college.

Measure E received 30,779 or 55.44 percent yes votes and 24,734 or 44.56 percent votes.  All 295 precincts reported. 

Placer County Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt, who represents Lincoln, ran unopposed for his seat and received 9,462 votes or 99.27 percent. There were 70 write-in votes or 0.73 percent. All 59 precincts reported.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve Lincoln and Placer County as the District Two supervisor,” Weygandt said. “I decided to run again to help see the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP) through to completion and implementation, and am confident this will happen in the near future. I am looking forward to continuing to help Placer County reach its fullest potential.”

 In the District 1 Placer County supervisor race, incumbent Jack Duran lost to Bonnie Gore. Gore, the current Roseville vice-mayor, received 7,351 votes or 62.03 percent, Duran received 4,492 votes or 37.90 percent and there were eight write-in votes or 0.07 percent. All 55 precincts reported.

Incumbent Todd D. Irby retains his Placer County Superior Court Office 2 seat. Irby received 29,105 votes or 59.13 percentRebecca L. Chenoweth received 15,767 votes or 32.04 percent and Kulvinder Singh received 4,258 votes or 8.65 percent. There were 88 write-in votes or 0.18 percent. All 312 precincts reported.

Election results might not be finalized for a few weeks, according to Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco. Counting votes collected from the polling places and the vote-by-mail ballots can take 30 days by state law and includes conducting state-mandated audits, verifying that every signature on every ballot cast matches the voters’ signatures on record, and roster reconciliation.