Douglas questions headed for victory

Douglas voters were in a good mood when it came to the fate of the sustainable growth ordinance and the school bond.

Advisory Question No. 1 was ahead 11,921 to 6,487 votes with nearly 72 percent of the vote tallied. The school bond was ahead 11,525 to 7,315 votes.

According to results that included early, absentee and voting from six of the county's 12 polling locations, voters gave easy wins to Republican County Commission candidates Greg Lynn and Doug Johnson. Commission District 5 candidate Mike Olson had a much closer race with Democrat Nancy Epstein, but was still 2,000 votes ahead.

In the Douglas County School Board races, incumbents were leading challengers.

Cindy Trigg lead Greg Felton 8,450 votes to 7,286, despite a late campaign charge by Felton supporters.

Trustee Karen Chessell led challengers Charles Swanson by 8,437 to 6,338.

Incumbents also led the way in the improvement districts, with Cade Baligad leading the pack in the Gardnerville Ranchos, followed closely by David Bourne. Indian Hills chairwoman led the race for her seat, followed closely by Dianne Humble.

Assemblyman James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, led opponent JoEtta Brown 11,830-6,620 in the overwhelmingly Republican county.

Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., had an easy win over Carson Valley resident Jill Derby 11,152-7,314. Heller's strong showing in Douglas helped him to a 6,000 vote lead over Derby in the 2nd Congressional District.


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