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Poll workers in Friendly Valley, where the only item on the ballot was the Sulphur Springs school board, await the rush that hadn't come by 7 p.m.

Poll workers in Friendly Valley, where the only item on the ballot was the Sulphur Springs school board, await the rush that hadn’t come by 7 p.m.

With the absentee and election-day votes tabulated, it appears all incumbents will hold onto their school and water board seats except in the Sulphur Springs Union School District, where challenger Ken Chase has ousted incumbent Michael Hogan.

Up for grabs Tuesday were three seats each on the Sulphur Springs, Saugus and Newhall school boards, as well as the Newhall County Water District.

In Saugus, incumbent Doug Bryce keeps his seat by a razor-thin margin of 19.43 percent (1,678 votes) over challenger Chris Trunkey, who came in with 18.86 percent (1.629 votes).

Saugus arguably saw the hardest-fought campaign, as Bryce, along with Judy Umeck and Paul De La Cerda, sought another term following a turbulent year in which the board vacated the seat of school board member Stephen S. Winkler.

fv2Winkler’s seat wasn’t up for election Tuesday, but his presence was felt in the campaign. Two years earlier, Winkler ousted longtime board member Rose Diaz, who blamed herself for a lack of aggressive campaigning. This year’s slate of Saugus incumbents got the message and campaigned hard. The effort appears to have paid off for them.

Umeck and De La Cerda keep their seats, as do incumbents Christy Smith, Phil Ellis and Brian Walters in Newhall.

In Sulphur Springs, challenger Chase finished in first place, ahead of appointed incumbent Lori MacDonald and longtime trustee Kerry Clegg, who return to the board.

In the Newhall County Water District, newcomer Carl Puckett finished just 42 votes behind second-termer Kathy Colley, who keeps her seat along with Maria Gutzeit and B.J. Atkins, who finished first and second, respectively.

 

 

NEWHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Candidate   Votes Percent
CHRISTY SMITH   1,733 28.09
PHILIP C ELLIS JR   1,562 25.32
BRIAN D WALTERS   1,547 25.07
SANDRA LOUISE BULL   1,328 21.52

Registration 40,158
Precincts Reporting 26
Total Precincts 26
% Precincts Reporting 100
SAUGUS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Candidate   Votes Percent
JUDY EGAN UMECK   2,328 26.96
PAUL N DE LA CERDA   2,078 24.06
DOUGLAS A BRYCE   1,678 19.43
CHRIS TRUNKEY   1,629 18.86
STACIE L ALLEGRA   923 10.69

Registration 58,989
Precincts Reporting 33
Total Precincts 33
% Precincts Reporting 100
SULPHUR SPRINGS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Candidate   Votes Percent
KEN CHASE   1,263 28.47
LORI B MACDONALD   1,140 25.69
KERRY B CLEGG   1,039 23.42
MICHAEL P HOGAN   995 22.43

Registration 31,711
Precincts Reporting 19
Total Precincts 19
% Precincts Reporting 100

 

 

NEWHALL COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Candidate   Votes Percent
MARIA A GUTZEIT   1,089 27.42
B J ATKINS   1,047 26.36
KATHY COLLEY   939 23.64
CARL PUCKETT   897 22.58

Registration 26,708
Precincts Reporting 25
Total Precincts 25
% Precincts Reporting 100
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