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For some, campaign trail ends Tuesday

After all the votes are counted Tuesday, there will be winners, losers and candidates who must gear up and do it all over again in November.

Tuesday’s primary election features partisan races at the state and congressional levels and nonpartisan races at county and city levels.



Depending on the number of candidates, each race offers different possible scenarios.




In the county’s nonpartisan races with three or more candidates, candidates need 50 percent of the votes cast, plus one more, to win outright. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters will face each other in a November runoff.

In the District 3 supervisor race, incumbent Bruce Conklin is being challenged by Mark Johnson and Drew Bedwell.

In the five-candidate District 4 supervisor race, incumbent Elizabeth Martin is being challenged by Robin Sutherland, Bill Steele, Michael Harris and Rene Antonson.

In the two-candidate clerk-recorder race, which features incumbent Lorraine Jewett-Burdick and challenger Kevin Waggoner, Tuesday’s top vote-getter wins.

In the Nevada City City Council race, two seats are being sought by three candidates, so the top two vote-getters win outright. Incumbent Kerry Arnett is being challenged by Conley Weaver and Denis Kutch.

In the Nevada City treasurer race, incumbent Gene Downing faces a challenge from Niel Locke, and the top vote-getter wins.

For the state and congressional partisan races, the winning candidates from the Republican primaries will face the unchallenged Democrats and Libertarians in the November general election.

In the Republican primary for 3rd Assembly District, Rick Keene and Dan Ostrander are going head-to-head. The winner will face Democrat Stuart King and Libertarian Jon Petersen in November.

In the 4th state Senate District Republican primary, Dick Dickerson and Assemblyman Sam Aanestad will square off, with the winner going on to face Democrat Marianne Smith and Libertarian Robert Underwood.

Incumbent John Doolittle faces a challenge from Bill Kirby in the 4th District Republican primary for U.S. Congress, and the winner will run against Democrat Mark Norberg and Libertarian Allen Roberts in November.

The primary ballot also includes the Measure A school bond and state Propositions 40 through 45.

The school bond requires a 55 percent yes vote to pass; the state propositions, a simple majority.


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