2014-10-30 / Front Page

Long prevails, Measure K defeated, both by wide margins

District 3 board of supervisors candidate Marshall Long waited for primary election results at a county office in June. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)District 3 board of supervisors candidate Marshall Long waited for primary election results at a county office in June. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 - 8:41 p.m. - Marshall Long has emerged as supervisor-elect for the county's District 3, and Measure K, the proposed tourist-tax increase, has been defeated, early election results show.

With only mail-in ballots counted, Long had posted a margin of 65 percent to 34 percent brought in by competitor Kris Casto.

"I'm relieved. I'm happy," Long said after the result was announced.

Voters have also soundly defeated Measure K, which would have increased the county's overnight bed tax from 10 percent to 11.25 percent. County voters who mailed in their ballots cast 65 percent no votes to 34 percent yes votes on the issue.

In other Mariposa County results, Candy O'Donel-Brown and Linda Pribyl have secured seats on the John C. Fremont Hospital Board of Directors with a respective 29 percent and 31 percent of the vote.

Kirk Perry and Jean Hedge appear to have clinched seats as Lake Don Pedro Community Services District directors with a respective 33 percent and 28 percent of early results.

Also, Judy Eppler appears to have retained her seat on the Mariposa County Unified School District Board with a 53 percent to 46 percent margin over challenger Michelle Earling. 

Read the Thursday, Nov. 6 MARIPOSA GAZETTE for full election coverage.

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