Gardner, Young hold 2-1 majorities against challengers

County commission hopeful Mark Gardner easily turned back a last-minute challenge from Libertarian Charles Holt to win the District 3 seat.

Preliminary results released on Tuesday night showed Gardner up with 18,363-7,902 votes. While additional votes are likely to come in over the next few days, Gardner’s more than 2-1 lead is unlikely to change much.

Incumbent District Judge Tod Young posted a similarly large lead over challenger Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, winning 16,730-7,595.

Douglas County School Board Area 1 candidate Tony Magnotta led Yvonne Wagstaff 11,828-9,729 while Area 3 candidate Doug Englekirk led Larry Sidney 12,452-9,141.

East Fork Fire District candidate John Bellona led incumbent Terry Faff 12,549-5,782. The race for East Fork Fire District 5 was somewhat closer with Michael Sommers leading Steven Mihelic 10,625-8,058.

Preliminary Local Election results

Douglas County Commissioner District 3

Mark Gardner 18,363

Charles Holt 7,902

District Judge

Caren Cafferata-Jenkins 7,595

Nathan Tod Young 16,730

School Board Area 1

Tony Magnotta 11,828

Yvonne Wagstaff 9,729

School Board Area 3

Doug Englekirk 12,452

Larry Sidney 9,141

East Fork Fire District 1

John Bellona 12,549

Terry Faff 5,782

East Fork Fire District 5

Michael Sommers 10,625

Steven Mihelic 8,058

Gardnerville Ranchos GID

Bob McDowell 2,576

James McKalip 2,297

Darby Baligad 1,709

Indian Hills GID

Teri Gray 846

Dale Dunham 772

Russ Siegman 675

Anthony Rivano 475

Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District

Barbara Smallwood 2,493

Ray Wilson 1,660

Tim Bunting 1,504

Seth Altamirano 802

Topaz Ranch Estates

Brandon Taylor 391

Gerald Clark 346

George Barber 330

Sharon Ferris 201

Question 1

No 14,877

Yes 10,989

Question 2

No 15,725

Yes 11,356

Question 3

No 13,958

Yes 13,025


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