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Assemblyman Jones discusses election

Assemblyman Jones discusses election

This was Jones’ first visit to Idyllwild and he plans to return again late this summer. Jones, his wife Heather, and three children reside in Santee. He is a former Santee City Councilman and was elected to the California Assembly in 2010.

Election yields few surprises

For Riverside County and Hill voters, the results of the June 5 primary election were essentially approval of past performance. Neither upsets nor other surprises occurred after most of the ballots had been counted. On Friday, June 8, the county’s Registrar of Voters estimated about 18,500 more ballots remain to be counted. This includes damaged […]

June 2012 Primary results

Below are the latest Riverside County election results. The Registrar of Voters thinks about 50,000 more ballots are left to count. This will begin tomorrow. The next results are projected to be posted Friday. The overall results are the same as the initial results. Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and Supervisor Jeff Stone easily out polled […]

Midnight election results

In the past hour, Riverside County has counted 17,000 more votes. The total ballots counted is 162,594, which is 19 percent of eligible county voters. No major changes have occured in the county races. Statewide, Proposition 29, the cigarette tax increase, is back-and-forth. As of midnight, the “yes” votes have a 3,000 vote lead, out […]

Preliminary Primary Results — as of 11 a.m

These are the third results reported and are just 18,000 votes more than the tabulation of the early vote-by-mail ballots reported shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. During the period, the split between Rep. Mary Bono Mack and Dr. Raul Ruiz (D) has remained about 58 percent to 42 percent. Interestingly, Riverside County […]

Jeff Stone running for third and last term

Jeff Stone running for third and last term

Jeff Stone is embarking on his third campaign for Riverside County’s 3rd District Supervisorial seat. In 2004, he defeated incumbent Jim Venable. In 2008, he garnered 71 percent of the vote to defeat Deane Foote’s token opposition in the spring primary, and as a result did not have to wage a fall campaign. This year, […]

Brian Jones favorite for Assembly re-election

Brian Jones favorite for Assembly re-election

The 2011 statewide redistricting has placed Idyllwild in a new Assembly District for the 2012 elections. Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), the current Assembly District 64 incumbent, represents the Hill in the state Assembly until December 2012, after which he will no longer represent the Hill. Idyllwild and the other local communities from Poppet Flat to […]

Judge campaigns constrained by ethical guidelines

Judge campaigns constrained by ethical guidelines

Candidates for judicial office, both challengers and incumbent Superior Court judges, are constrained by the California Code of Judicial Ethics in how they can campaign and what they can say. They are prohibited from making statements to the electorate that “commit the candidate with respect to cases, controversies, or issues that could come before the […]

Scarafone challenges Stone for supervisor role

Scarafone challenges Stone for supervisor role

Joe Scarafone, Hemet, is challenging incumbent Supervisor Jeff Stone for Riverside County’s 3rd Supervisorial seat. Whoever garners a majority of the vote will be the next supervisor. This election will not continue onto the November ballot. Scarafone, a retired border patrol agent and current contractor, is a relative newcomer to electoral politics. Nevertheless, he has […]

Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

New Assembly District 71, in which the Hill communities form the northern apexes of the district, has three candidates on the ballot. Incumbent Brian Jones and John McLaughlin are Republicans and Patrick Hurley is the Democratic candidate. However, under the rules of California’s new top-two open primary, the two candidates, regardless of party, with the […]

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