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The county Board of Supervisors certified the local vote tally from the June 8 primary on Tuesday, making results official and setting the stage for fall runoff votes.

According to the final official results submitted by county Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald, the high-profile county sheriff’s race in the fall will be a runoff between San Luis Obispo police Capt. Ian Parkinson and former Pismo Beach police Chief Joe Cortez.

In the 4th District county supervisor race, Arroyo Grande attorney Mike Zimmerman is in a runoff with Paul Teixeira of Nipomo, a Lucia Mar school board member who is also on the county parks commission. That district spans from southeastern San Luis Obispo through Edna Valley into Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Nipomo.

In Morro Bay, City Councilwoman Betty Winholtz is in a runoff with former Mayor Bill Yates. Planning Commissioner Nancy Johnson and businessman Jack Smith face restaurateur George League and retired National Guard Sgt. D’Onna Kennedy in a runoff for two City Council seats.

In those races, no winners got majority votes in the primary. So top vote-getters advanced to the November general election.

On the North Coast, Supervisor Bruce Gibson was re-elected after beating Marshall Ochylski, a Los Osos Community Services District board member.

And in Arroyo Grande, a city bond measure to fund a new police station failed to garner the necessary two-thirds voter approval.

— Antonio A. Prado

Arroyo Grande

Fourth District County Supervisor candidate Mike Zimmerman is holding a Family Fun at the Park Day on Saturday at Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande to thank his supporters and prepare for the fall campaign.

Zimmerman finished first in the three-way race, ahead of Paul Teixeira and Jim Guthrie. Guthrie was eliminated, and Teixeira and Zimmerman advanced to a runoff in the November general election.

Whoever wins will replace Supervisor Katcho Achadjian, who is finishing his third term and running for state Assembly.

Zimmerman and his family say there will be games and activities at the Saturday event, which will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. They are encouraging those who come to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

— Bob Cuddy

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