Clerk-recorders office updates election numbers

Update noon Tuesday, March 10: According to this afternoon’s update from the Lassen County Clerks-Recorders Office, there have been some changes.

In the Supervisor District 1 race incumbent Chris Gallagher remains in the lead with 721 votes; however, Nicholas McBride is now second, with 510 votes against Randy Darrow’s 506.

For the Supervisor District 2 race, challenger Gary Bridges continues to lead with about 52 percent of the votes, or 625, against incumbent David Teeter’s 570 votes, or 48 percent.

For the Susanville City Council, the top three spots remain with incumbent Brian Wilson with 1,079 votes, Kevin Stafford with 967, and Quincy McCourt with 973. Candidate Thomas Herrera received 930 votes, Rod DeBoer got 708 and incumbent Joseph Franco received 483.

Measure N still has not met the 2/3 vote threshold, with about 52 percent voting for, and 48 percent against.


As the ballots continue to be counted, some local races have inched closer together while others have more defined leaders.

The following numbers are from the Monday, March 9 update from the Lassen County Clerks-Recorders Office.

Locally, for the Supervisor District 1 race, as of Monday afternoon, incumbent Chris Gallagher and challenger Randy Darrow will face off in the November election, Gallagher earning 713 votes, or about 42 percent, and Darrow earning 500 votes, or about 29 percent. However, challenger Nicholas McBride is inching closer to the second spot with 499 votes, or about 29 percent.

For the Supervisor District 2 race, challenger Gary Bridges won with about 52 percent of the votes, or 624, against incumbent David Teeter’s 566 votes, or 47 percent, as of Friday afternoon.

“I am feeling very, very humble this morning! I want to thank the voters in District 2 for your confidence in me at the polls yesterday! I want to thank everyone who believed in me on this journey, but even more important, I thank the voters who believed in me with their precious county and its future,” wrote Bridges on his Facebook campaign page.

District 4 Supervisor Aaron Albaugh ran unopposed and maintains his seat on the board.

For the Susanville City Council, the top three spots went to incumbent Brian Wilson with 1,076 votes, Kevin Stafford with 966, and Quincy McCourt with 971. Candidate Thomas Herrera received 926 votes, Rod DeBoer got 707 and incumbent Joseph Franco received 483.

The city public safety sales tax, Measure N, received about 51 percent of the positive vote, 1,204 votes for, and 1,136 against; however, the measure needed 2/3 votes to pass, so it failed to reach the threshold, as of Friday afternoon.

In the U.S House of Representatives District 1 race, incumbent Doug LaMalfa, who received about 107,599 votes district wide, and challenger Audrey Denney, who got 74,547 votes, head to the general election in November, according to the California Secretary of State office.

For the State Senate District 1 race, incumbent Brian Dahle received 158,433 votes district wide, or about 60 percent, and challenger Pamela Dawn Swartz received, about 34 percent, or 91,095. Linda Kelleher got about 6 percent, or 16,161 votes.

In the State Assembly District 1 race, incumbent Megan Dahle received about 53 percent of the vote, or 67,318, with challenger Elizabeth Betancourt receiving about 36 percent, or 47,349. PK “Paul” Dhanuka earned about 10 percent, or 12,144 votes.

According to Lassen County Clerk/Recorder Julie Bustamante, the final tallying of ballots should be completed by the end of Friday, March 13.

As of Wednesday, March 4, there were about 1,014 ballots remaining to process, dependent on what arrived in the mail. About 403 ballots arrived in the mail March 4 alone, she wrote, and the department accepts all post-marked ballots in the mail through Friday, March 6.

Moreover, on March 4, Bustmante noted there were nine ballots needing signatures, which have 10 days to get fixed, 46 damaged ballots that need to be duplicated, 230 Provisional/Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) that can’t be processed until everything else is done, 64 ballots that came up void, but they all have to be looked at because voters can now register, change address, and/or change their party through Election night. Additionally, the office was processing the rosters from the polls, and as soon as they are done, they can process the remaining 665 ballots they received at the polls.