Official election results certified on Tuesday
"If we don't approve this, does that mean the election is invalid?" Supervisor Mike Murray quipped Tuesday before the board certified the results of the 2012 General Election in Glenn County.
Of course, the votes are all tabulated and the election outcomes determined, but this formality is required by law.
A total of 9,334 Glenn County residents voted in the Nov. 6 election with 2,417 voting on election day. That was nearly a 75 perent turnout.
Officials said 6,917 voted by mail out of 12,500 registered voters.
The outcomes of local races remained the same after all the provisional ballots were counted and the canvass completed.
Willows police Chief Bill Spears was the top vote getter in the Willows City Council race with 1,069 votes and 23.86 percent.
Planning Commissioner Larry Domenighini and former businessman Larry Mello came in second and third, respectively, to oust Councilmen Gary Hansen and Vince Holvik.
Domenighini received 841 vortes for 18.77 percent and Mello 634 for 14.15 percent out of a seven-candidate race.
In Orland, Councilman Bruce Roundy remained on top with 1,205 votes and 27.61 percent while Councilman Jim Paschall was second with 918 votes and 21.04 percent.
Former Councilwoman Salina Edwards was third with 854 votes and 19.57 percent and will replace outgoing Mayor Wade Elliott, who did not seek re-election. It was a five-candidate race.
Two new faces will join the Orland Unified School District board in December with the election of Connie Carter and Jeff Aguiar, who will replace incumbent board members Ben Kraemer and Vangie Porras.
Only incumbent Larry Donnelley retained his seat with 1,747 votes and 18 percent.
Carter received 2,521 votes for 25.98 percent and was the top winner while Aguair got 2,160 votes and 22.26 percent.
Kenneth Swearinger and Chonne Murphy won seats on the Stony Creek Joint-Unified School Board with Murphy getting 135 votes and 35.16 percent and Swearinger receiving 109 votes for 28.39 percent.
Anita McCabe also is on the board with 117 votes and 54.67 percent for the two-year seat.
Capay Joint-Union School District also retains its incumbent Board member Jennifer S.N. Boone who got 185 votes and 47.80 percent while Lorinda Strieby got 108 votes and 27.91 percent for a second seat on that board.
The Butte-Glenn Community Colllege District saw an upset with Eugene Massa taking a seat from incumbent David Vodden to represent Willows in Trustee Area 7.
Massa took 70 percent of the vote with 5,495 votes to Vodden's 2,337 votes or 29.84 percent.
Area 1 Trustee Lou Cecchi of Oroville retained his seat on the Butte-Glenn College Board but found challenger Don Remley was the leader in Glenn County with 3,597 votes or 52.47 percent to Cecchi's 3,258 votes and 47.53 percent.
Orland City Clerk Angela Crook and City Treasurer Pamela Otterson were unopposed in their bids for re-election and will continue in office.
Glenn County Board of Education trustee Judy Holzapfel of Orland also was unopposed for a seat as were Adele Foley and Helen Duree who will represent Willows and Orland, respectively in newly created trustee areas.
Willows Unified School District Board members Buck Ward and Jeromy Geiger also were unopposed.
Measure P, a $14 million school construction bond for Willows Unified, still failed to pass with a 55 percent vote.
Final numbers 1,743 yes votes for 53.83 percent to 1,495 no votes or 46.30 percent.
Measure Q, Willows' transient occupancy tax, was approved on a 52.70 percent vote in favor. Those saying yes cast 937 votes to 841 votes against it for 47.30 percent.
The measure changes the TOT tax rate from 10 percent to 12 percent for people staying in city motels and hotels.