The Cambrian

With all the votes counted, no changes in election outcomes

Final voting tallies of the Nov. 2 election released Tuesday, Nov. 16, did not change the outcome in any of three Cambria-area contests.

Mike Thompson and Jim Bahringer will be the new Cambria Community Services District directors. Both new directors are business owners: Bahringer owns Fog’s End Bed and Breakfast; Thompson owns A Matter of Taste. They’ll replace retiring directors Greg Sanders and Peter Chaldecott.

Valerie Bentz ended up with 38 fewer votes than Bahringer, less than 1 percent behind.

According to the county’s Election Division, all the winners’ terms officially begin Friday, Dec. 3, including trustees-elect in the Cambria Community Healthcare District and Coast Unified School District. Formal swearing-in ceremonies can take place at each agency’s regular monthly board meeting.

In the healthcare district, incumbents pharmacist/pharmacy owner John Headding and dentist Frank Fratto will be joined by retired fire chief Bob Putney on the board.

In the school district, massage therapist, artist and writer Dianne Brooke and supermarket owner Del Clegg will return to the board.

Julie Rodewald, county clerk-recorder, expects the election results will be formally certified by Nov. 24.

— Kathe Tanner