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Write-in candidate wins Alpine election

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A write-in candidate won the race for Alpine County supervisor District 3 on Tuesday, according to semi-official results released on Wednesday.

Californians went to the polls a week before Nevadans.

Former supervisor Katherine Rakow won the seat for District 3 supervisor. Rakow, who’d served on the board until 2001, when she resigned for health reasons, won the race over Supervisor Phillip Bennett 26-22 in District 3.

Beauty salon owner and 19-year Alpine County resident Mary Rawson defeated incumbent District 5 supervisor Tom Sweeney 64-48 votes.

In the District 2 supervisor race, Scot Hansen and write-in candidate Ron Hames received 35 votes each.

The two men will face off in the November general election. Candidate Earl H. O’Neal received 27 votes and write-in candidate Herman Zellmer received 22 votes.

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Alpine County has 813 registered voters, with 476 casing a ballot in the mail-in election, representing 58.5 percent of the electorate.

Of three Mono County supervisor races, there will be one run-off with Bob Peters leading Tim Fesko in the primary election on Tuesday.

Peters received 665 votes to Fesko’s 272. Third candidate Jan K. Huggins received 121 votes.

Under California law, since no candidate in the race received more than half the vote, both Peters and Fesko will be on the general election budget.

Fred Stump defeated Duane “Hap” Hazard in the second district race for Mono County supervisor 476-389 votes. Timothy Alpers defeated Vikki Magee Bauer 449 votes to 219 for the third district supervisors.

Slightly more than half of Mono County’s voters cast ballots on Tuesday, with most of those voting by mail.

According to preliminary results, a third of Mono County voters sent in their ballots through the mail.

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