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Election results from Lamorinda

By Jonathan Morales
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:38 am in election, Lafayette, Lamorinda, Moraga, Orinda, Schools.

12:38 a.m.: Nearly every precinct is reporting (the only hold-out is in the Lafayette school district, for some reason), and I’m surviving on a steady infusion of M&Ms.

Amy Worth was re-elected to the Orinda City Council. Dean Orr is also in. Tom McCormick is out. Sue Severson is clinging to a 59-vote lead over Scott Zeller for the third seat.

Don Tatzin and Brandt Andersson were re-elected to the Lafayette City Council. Dave Trotter and Ken Chew were re-elected to the Moraga Town Council.

I’m in no mental state to type everything out, so you can point the ol’ browser here to get all the numbers for all the races.

11:46 p.m.: With 30 of 33 precincts reporting, David Gerson appears set to join Teresa Gerringer and Art Kapoor on the Lafayette school board. Gerringer leads all candidates with 31 percent of the vote, followed by Kapoor with 29 percent, Gerson with 16 percent and Saveth Soun and Berch Parker with 12 percent each.

With 24 of 25 precincts reporting in a close race for the Orinda school board, Christopher Severson, Julie Rossiter and Tyson Krumholz are leading. Severson has 22 percent of the vote, and Rossiter and Krumholz have 21 percent each. Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert and Sarah Butler trail with 19 and 17 percent of the vote, respectively.

With all precincts reporting, John Wyro has been re-elected to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board of Directors, defeating challenger Bob Jungbluth 55 to 45 percent.

11:39 p.m.: With 15 of 16 precincts reporting, it looks like Dean Orr will join Amy Worth and Sue Severson on the Orinda City Council. Worth continues to lead with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Orr with 20 percent.

Severson has a narrow, 57-vote lead over challenger Scott Zeller. Incumbent Tom McCormick continues to trail with 16 percent of the vote.

11:19 p.m.: It continues to be a close race for Orinda City Council with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Amy Worth leads all candidates with 24 percent of the vote, followed by Dean Orr with 20 percent. Sue Severson and Scott Zeller are fighting for the third seat, tied at 19 percent. Tom McCormick continues to trail with 17 percent of the vote.

11:03 p.m.: With 64 percent of precincts reporting, Don Tatzin and Brandt Andersson continue to lead the Lafayette City Council race. Tatzin leads all candidates with 33 percent of the vote, followed by Andersson with 29 percent. Traci Reilly is the closest challenger with 23 percent of the vote. Dino Riggio trails with 15 percent.

10:52 p.m.: Moraga council members Dave Trotter and Ken Chew appear headed for re-election. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, both have maintained their wide lead over Seth Freeman, Dennis Wanken and Eleni Wanken.

Trotter leads all vote-getters with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Chew with 34 percent, Freeman with 16 percent, Eleni Wanken with six percent and Dennis Wanken with 5 percent.

10:00 p.m.: A handful of precincts are starting to trickle in, with no significant changes from the early returns. Incumbents lead in the Lafayette and Moraga Council races. The council race in Orinda remains close.

8:40 p.m.: The absentee ballots have been counted, and incumbents are doing well in the early returns. Keep in mind these are just the mail-in ballots. I’ll update with any significant changes as results from ballots cast today.

For our visual learners, you can find all this information in chart-and-graph form here.

In the race for two seats on the Lafayette City Council, Don Tatzin is leading all candidates with 33 percent of the vote, followed by Brandt Andersson with 28 percent, Traci Reilly with 22 percent and Dino Riggio with 16 percent.

Incumbent Dave Trotter is the top vote-getter so far in the race for two seats on the Moraga Town Council with 37.5 percent of the vote, followed by incumbent Ken Chew with 34 percent, challenger Seth Freeman with 16 percent, and challengers Dennis and Eleni Wanken with 6 percent each.

The only incumbent not leading is in the Orinda council race, where Tom McCormick trails the other four candidates in a close contest. Incumbent Amy Worth leads all candidates with 24 percent of the vote, followed by challenger Dean Orr with 20 percent, incumbent Sue Severson with 19 percent, challenger Scott Zeller with 19 percent and McCormick with 17 percent. Three seats are open.

In the Lafayette school board race, incumbents Teresa Gerringer and Art Kapoor have opened a wide lead with 31 and 28 percent of the vote, respectively. With 17 percent of the vote, David Gerson has a slight lead over the other two challengers, Saveth Soun and Berch Parker, for the third open seat. Parker has 12 percent of the vote, Soun has 11 percent.

There’s also a close race for the Orinda school board. Christopher Severson leads all vote-getters with 23 percent of the vote followed by Julie Rossiter and Tyson Krumholz, both with 21 percent. Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert has 19 percent of the vote, and Sarah Butler has 16 percent. No incumbents are running for re-election. Three seats are open.

In the lone race in the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, incumbent John Wyro is leading challenger Bob Jungbluth, 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent.

4:55 p.m.: In the office, double-checking my call list. Massive buckets of caffeinated beverages being prepared in the newsroom. I’ll be updating this post throughout the night and into the morning as election results from Lamorinda pour in, so check back frequently. You can also get updates by following me on Twitter @sosaysjonathan.

For results from Contra Costa County and throughout the state, go to ContraCostaTimes.com/elections. You can also take part in a live chat about the election with political reporters Josh Richman and Lisa Vorgerbrueggen.

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One Response to “Election results from Lamorinda”

  1. Sarah Says:

    yay for Amy Worth! :)

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