Mono voters elect new sheriff, assessor |

Mono voters elect new sheriff, assessor

Staff Reports

There will be a new sheriff in Mono County if semi-official results of Tuesday’s election hold firm.

Mammoth Lakes resident Ingrid Braun received 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, according to the Mono County web site.

Braun, a retired Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant, and a reserve with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, defeated Sheriff Ralph Obenberger.

Obenberger was appointed sheriff in 2012 after the retirement of Sheriff Richard Scholl.

Assessor Bob Musil also lost his seat in the election, according to preliminary results.

Challenger Barry Beck received 1,463 votes to Musil’s 1,272.

Turnout in Mono County topped 53 percent with 1,980 mail-in votes and 1,134 votes cast at polling places on Election Day.

Alpine County resident Donald O’Connor received 52.23 percent of the vote in the race for assessor-recorder, while Teola Tremayne won 63.65 percent of the vote for county clerk. Under California law, the candidate with more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary is declared the winner.

Candidates take office Jan. 1, 2015.