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The Santa Cruz County Clerk’s Office posted its final, official election results on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Last county update: 12/6/2022 5:00:00 PM

Cabrillo College, Trustee Area 1 (vote for 1)

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SARA E. BRYLOWSKI6363 (42.77%)
DONNA ZIEL8349 (56.12%)

Cabrillo College, Trustee Area 2 (vote for 1)

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ADAM SPICKLER11244 (80.28%)
BOB KITTLE2639 (18.84%)

Cabrillo College, Trustee Area 6 (vote for 1)

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J DAN ROTHWELL10412 (69.63%)
MARK HUCKLEBRIDGE4370 (29.22%)

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 4 (vote for 1)

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RYAN LIPERT3986 (38.8%)
GAIL D. LEVINE6219 (60.53%)

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1 (vote for 1)

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KIMBERLY A. DE SERPA4264 (62.89%)
NATALAIN SCHWARTZ2473 (36.47%)

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 5 (vote for 1)

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JENNIFER SCHACHER1222 (47.2%)
OLIVIA FLORES1347 (52.03%)

Scotts Valley Unified School District (vote for 2)

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PATRICIA ADAMS2714 (19.54%)
LUCIA ROCHA-NESTLER5156 (37.12%)
ROGER L. SNYDER4343 (31.27%)
COREY WARNER1621 (11.67%)

Happy Valley Elementary School District (vote for 3)

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RACHEL CLICK RICHARDSON481 (28.89%)
CLIFFORD HODGES464 (27.87%)
JACOB ZILS WILLET512 (30.75%)
EDWARD "TEDDY" WOOD197 (11.83%)

Soquel Union Elementary School District, Trustee Area 4 (vote for 1)

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PHIL RODRIGUEZ1231 (57.77%)
JUSTIN MAFFIA887 (41.62%)

Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3 (vote for 1)

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JUSTIN CUMMINGS10359 (51.08%)
SHEBREH KALANTARI-JOHNSON9754 (48.1%)

Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 4 (vote for 1)

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JIMMY DUTRA3959 (41.55%)
FELIPE HERNANDEZ5442 (57.11%)

Capitola City Council (vote for 3)

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ENRIQUE DOLMO, JR1772 (18.03%)
YVETTE LOPEZ BROOKS2549 (25.94%)
JOE CLARKE1827 (18.59%)
ALEXANDER PEDERSEN1847 (18.8%)
GERRY JENSEN1803 (18.35%)

Santa Cruz City Council, Mayor (vote for 1)

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JOY SCHENDLEDECKER6645 (28.81%)
FRED KEELEY16215 (70.3%)

Santa Cruz City Council, District 4 (vote for 1)

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SCOTT NEWSOME1710 (50.32%)
BODIE SHARGEL248 (7.3%)
HECTOR MARIN1180 (34.73%)
GREGORY A HYVER240 (7.06%)

Santa Cruz City Council, District 6 (vote for 1)

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SEAN MAXWELL1616 (41.56%)
RENÉE GOLDER2246 (57.77%)

Scotts Valley City Council (vote for 2)

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JIM REED2458 (26.67%)
DEREK TIMM3720 (40.37%)
ALLAN TIMMS2982 (32.36%)

Watsonville City Council, District 3 (vote for 1)

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MARIA OROZCO1143 (94.85%)

Watsonville City Council, District 4 (vote for 1)

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KRISTAL SALCIDO1102 (96.08%)

Watsonville City Council, District 5 (vote for 1)

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CASEY K. CLARK730 (91.48%)

Watsonville City Council, District 7 (vote for 1)

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NANCY A. BILICICH951 (44.92%)
ARI PARKER1140 (53.85%)

Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Director (vote for 2)

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DAVID DUNNING920 (13.55%)
SAMMY ROBUSTELLI2318 (34.14%)
VINCE Y. CORTINAS, SR1644 (24.22%)
ROBERT LOUIS PRESSWOOD1895 (27.91%)

Central Fire Protection District, Director Division 5 (vote for 1)

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DENISE MILLER1942 (30.41%)
MICHAEL HUSHAW4400 (68.9%)

Felton Fire Protection District, Director (vote for 2)

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JIM ANDERSON1976 (47.6%)
NORMAN CRANDELL1703 (41.03%)
ADAM HENSLEIGH465 (11.2%)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (vote for 3)

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MARK SMOLLEY6329 (27.42%)
JEFFREY HILL5584 (24.19%)
BOB FULTZ5569 (24.12%)
ALINA LAYNG5518 (23.9%)

Soquel Creek Water District (vote for 3)

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CARLA C. CHRISTENSEN10203 (24.71%)
RACHÉL LATHER11432 (27.68%)
BRUCE JAFFE11833 (28.65%)
KRIS KIRBY4175 (10.11%)
CORRIE KATES3521 (8.53%)

Santa Cruz Port District Commissioner (vote for 2)

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DICK STARR8970 (17.25%)
TOBY GODDARD22150 (42.58%)
REED GEISREITER20553 (39.51%)

Pajaro Valley Health Care District Director (vote for 2)

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MARCUS PIMENTEL8461 (31.37%)
JASMINE NOTANEE NÁJERA7372 (27.33%)
JOE GALLAGHER10958 (40.63%)

K: City of Santa Cruz High School and Middle School Bond - 55% to pass

VoteTotal
Bonds Yes33156 (66.76%)
Bonds No16508 (33.24%)

L: City of Santa Cruz Elementary School Bond - 55% to pass

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Bonds Yes17856 (71.21%)
Bonds No7219 (28.79%)

N: City of Santa Cruz Empty Home Tax - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes11202 (46.04%)
No13130 (53.96%)

O: City of Santa Cruz Downtown Library Initiative - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes9656 (40.52%)
No14174 (59.48%)

P: City of Santa Cruz Hotel and Vacation Rental Tax - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes19437 (80.61%)
No4675 (19.39%)

Q: Keep the Watsonville Urban Limit Line - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes5757 (67.77%)
No2738 (32.23%)

R: Watsonville Sales Tax Hike - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes5580 (64.4%)
No3084 (35.6%)

S: Add Flexibility to the Watsonville Urban Limit Line - Majority to pass

VoteTotal
Yes4286 (50.06%)
No4275 (49.94%)

T: Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Parcel Tax - 2/3 to pass

VoteTotal
Yes2458 (57.51%)
No1816 (42.49%)

M: Loma Prieta Joint Union School District Parcel Tax – 2/3 to pass

Last updated: 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. These are final, official results from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.

Vote Total
Yes 1,716 (67.32%)
No 833 (32.68%)

(Source: Santa Clara County Clerk’s Office and Santa Cruz County Clerk’s Office)

Unofficial state results

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