Jones and Supervisor Gibson neck and neck, latest SLO County election results

November 23, 2022

Dr. Bruce Jones

By KAREN VELIE

Dr. Bruce Jones and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson are neck and neck in the District 2 supervisor race, with the two now separated by 37 votes, according to election results released Wednesday.

At stake is control over the five member board of supervisors. Gibson, a Democrat, is battling Jones, a Republican, for the board majority.

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office tallied 18,400 ballots on Wednesday, which changed a winner in the Templeton Unified School District race, Jennifer Grinager overtook Matt Allison, and is now ahead by 13 votes.

In the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District partial term race, Laurene McCoy passed Adelita Hiteshew, and is now ahead by 322 votes.

The clerk-recorder’s office has tallied 110,096 ballots, while 9,872 remain uncounted.

Local election results as of Wednesday afternoon:

SLO County District 2 Supervisor

  • Bruce Gibson – 50.08%
  • Bruce Jones – 49.92%

Arroyo Grande Mayor

  • Caren Ray Russom – 63.57%
  • Gaea Powell – 26.46%
  • Dale Hanson – 9.97%

Arroyo Grande City Council District 4

  • James Guthrie – 64.15%
  • Ben Franco – 35.85%

Atascadero City Council, two seats

  • Heather Newsom – 43.82%
  • Susan Funk – 42.50
  • Bret Heinemann – 13.69%

Grover Beach Mayor

  • Karen Bright – 53.77%
  • Stacy Korsgaden – 46.23%

Grover Beach City Council

  • Daniel Rushing – 60.17%
  • Ron Arnoldsen – 39.83%

Morro Bay Mayor

  • Carla Wixom – 59.16%
  • John Heading – 40.84%

Morro Bay City Council, two seats

  • Robin “Zara” Landrum – 25.14%
  • Cyndee Edwards – 21.60%
  • Sarah Smith Robinson – 20.63%
  • Casey Cordes – 18.33%
  • David Duringer – 13.30%

Paso Robles Mayor

  • Steve Martin – 54.48%
  • Michael Rivera – 45.52%

Pismo Beach City Council, two seats

  • Mary Ann Reiss – 27.76%
  • Stacy Inman – 24.39%
  • Kevin Kreowski – 21.00%
  • Erik Howell – 18.62%
  • Debora Lossing – 8.22%

San Luis Obispo Mayor

  • Erica Stewart – 71.36%
  • Richard Orcutt – 14.05%
  • Jeffrey Specht – 13.00%
  • Donald Hedrick – 1.59%

San Luis Obispo City Council, two seats

  • Michelle Shoresman – 35.59%
  • Emily Francis – 32.33%
  • Joe Benson – 19.00%
  • James Papp – 13.08%

San Luis Coastal Unified School District bond measure, needs 55%

  • Yes – 62.93%
  • No – 37.07%

Arroyo Grande sales tax increase, 50% plus one

  • No – 52.63%
  • Yes – 46.37%

Paso Robles hotel tax increase, 50% plus one

  • Yes – 58.81%
  • No – 41.19%

Morro Bay property tax increase, 50% plus one

  • No – 65.54%
  • Yes – 35.46%

Cambria Health Care District Bond, 2/3 vote required

  • Yes – 61.06%
  • No – 38.94%

San Luis Obispo County Community College District, Area 4

  • Peter Sysak – 50.84%
  • Adrienne Garcia-Specht – 49.16%

Atascadero Unified School District, vote for four

  • Tracy Ellis-Weit – 14.98%
  • Vy Pierce – 14.43%
  • Rebekah Koznek – 12.73%
  • Denise McGrew Kane – 12.31%
  • Dan Hathaway – 11.08%
  • Tami Gunther  – 10.54%
  • Scott Staton – 9.63%
  • George Shoemaker –  9.33%
  • Chris Collins – 4.97%

Coast Unified School District, Area 2

  • Lee McFarland – 51.24%
  • Susan Dever – 48.76%

Lucia Mar Unified School District, Area 3

  • Andrea Naemi-Vergne – 37.42%
  • Daevin Thomas – 32.78%
  • Ashley Smeester – 29.80%

Lucia Mar Unified School District, Area 5

  • Colleen Martin – 58.68%
  • Gary Joralemon – 41.32%

Lucia Mar Unified School District, Area 6

  • Roxana Maldonado – 43.32%
  • Eilene Pham – 41.16%
  • Scott Bloom – 15.52%

Lucia Mar Unified School District, Area 7

  • Donna Kandel – 62.69%
  • Luke Davis – 37.31%

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, partial term

  • Laurene McCoy – 38.76%
  • Adelita Hiteshew – 36.71%
  • Jim Irving – 24.53%

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Area 1

  • Jim Cogan – 48.01%
  • Chris Arend – 27.51%
  • Peter Byrne – 24.48%

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Area 4

  • Sondra Williams – 42.85%
  • Frank Triggs – 37.71%
  • Catherine Reimer – 19.43%

San Luis Coastal Unified School District, Area 1

  • Marilyn Rodger – 58.78%
  • Loren Leidinger – 41.22%

San Luis Coastal Unified School District, Area 2

  • Rob Banfield – 56.33%
  • Jim Quesenberry – 43.67%

San Luis Coastal Unified School District, Area 4

  • Mark Buchman – 67.75%
  • Tony Evans – 32.25%

Templeton Unified School District, vote for two

  • Janel Armet – 27.34%
  • Jennifer Grinager – 25.65%
  • Matt Allison – 25.49%
  • Jason Tesarz – 9.76%
  • Jay Raftery – 7.97%
  • Fiona Bond – 3.79%

Cayucos Elementary School District, Area 1

  • Kerry Friend – 42.29%
  • Steve Geil – 33.33%
  • Chloe Phillips – 24.37%

County staff has not yet determined when they plan to continue counting ballots.


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Myself

Nice, maybe we’ll get a new Sup.


commonsenseguy

Nice to see Jones is closing in. Hoping for the overtaking of the angry and bitter Gibson.


mazin

Jones versus Gibson is quite the horse race. Overall, I think the moderate Supervisorial candidates won in this midterm election. People are tired of the extremes.


Myself

Nice