SLO County District 2 supervisor seat appears headed to a runoff

June 22, 2022


San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson appears to be headed to a rematch with Dr. Bruce Jones in the Nov. 8 midterm election, according to the latest count from the SLO County Clerk-Recorders office.

In order to win during the primary election, a candidate is required to receive 50% of the votes plus one. As the late ballots are tallied, Gibson continues to fall further below 51%,

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office tallied 6,783 ballots on Wednesday, which did not change the leaders in any local races.

With about 20% of ballots uncounted, the leaders in most San Luis Obispo County races are unlikely to change. The clerk-recorder’s office has counted 70,681 ballots, while 17,657 remain uncounted.

Local election results as of Wednesday afternoon:

SLO County District 2 Supervisor

  • Bruce Gibson – 49.28%
  • Bruce Jones – 18.68%
  • Geoff Auslen – 17.10%
  • John Whitworth – 14.94%

SLO County District 3 Supervisor

  • Dawn Ortiz-Legg – 64.53%
  • Stacy Korsgaden – 32.33%
  • Arnold Ruiz – 3.14%

SLO County District 4 Supervisor

  • Jimmy Paulding – 55.05%
  • Lynn Compton – 44.95%

SLO County Clerk Recorder

  • Elaina Cano – 64.03%
  • James Baugh – 20.55%
  • Stew Jenkins – 15.42%

SLO County Superior Court Judge # 12

  • Mike Frye – 66.81%
  • Paul Phillips – 33.19%

Oceano fire tax (2/3 needed to pass)

  • Yes – 56.81%
  • No – 43.19%

County staff plans to continue counting votes next week on Tuesday morning. CalCoastNews will provide election updates on Tuesday afternoon.

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Good. The nice trend continues. The end is near for Gibson. He can go walk that dog beach, visit all of the library’s or anything else after the November election, because he’ll be sent packing with his corruption and deceitful actions. I can’t wait for his defeat.

A group of trained county clerical workers assisted by screened & trained citizen volunteers, fully monitored by video cameras and volunteer observers, could have all results tabulated within four days. Hand tabulated ballots would then be checked against two different brand names of machine tabulators. Machines would be acquired from two separate and unique competitor manufacturers that have no connection to one another, and no internet connection or other communication with their home companies or any other entity. When all three tabulation methods are in agreement, you have a verifiable and certifiable accurate ballot count.