No Upsets in Local Elections
Final election tally confirms early outcomes.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The county's final numbers for the June 8 election are in. And it looks like they haven't changed any local results.
According to an update posted by the Monterey County Elections Department around 8pm Friday night, June 18, incumbent Sheriff Mike Kanalakis is still in the lead in the sheriff's race, with about 36 percent of the vote. And he's still headed for a runoff against former P.G. police chief Scott Miller, who snagged 33 percent. But challenger Fred Garcia came close, with a final tally of almost 31 percent.
On Tuesday, June 22, former Central Coast assemblyman John Laird, a Democrat, takes on Republican Sam Blakeslee, in a special election for the Senate seat vacated by the April appointment of Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor.