Voters thus far rejecting Measures A and B

Volunteers in the Shasta County elections office review ballots before they are counted Tuesday night

Shasta County voters appear poised to say no to a proposed shopping center in Churn Creek Bottom, which would overturn county supervisors’ unanimous approval of the project in August.

With all precincts in Tuesday’s primary election reporting by 12:30 a.m. today, 19,957 votes, or 65.8 percent, had been cast against Measure A, compared with 10,338, or 34.12 percent, in favor of it.

The county still has some 12,500 vote-by-mail ballots and 575 provisional ballots to count.

Measure B—a companion initiative brought to the ballot by the same group opposed to the shopping center—also appeared headed for defeat. Passage of Measure B would freeze the county’s general plan for 24 years, essentially requiring voter approval for any updates.

A “yes” vote on Measure A would uphold supervisors’ approval of a 740,000-plus-square-foot shopping center on 92 acres at Knighton Road and Interstate 5, to be built by Boise, Idaho-based Hawkins Cos. LLC.

Here’s how other local races were faring, with all precincts reporting:

SHASTA COUNTY SUPERVISORS
District 2
Leonard Moty: 2,986 votes (51.19 percent)
Scott Swendiman: 2,017 (34.58 percent)
Steve Allen: 792 votes (13.58 percent)

District 3
Pam Giacomini: 3,132 votes (50.54 percent)
Patrick Henry Jones: 2,249 votes (36.29 percent)
Fred Ryness: 795 votes (12.83 percent)

District 4
Cheri Beck: 1,438 votes (27.14 percent)
Bill Schappell: 1,200 votes (22.65 percent)
Catherine Bird: 958 votes (18.08 percent)
Dean Munroe: 879 votes (16.59 percent)
Cherrill Clifford: 800 votes (15.10 percent)

TEHAMA COUNTY SUPERVISORS
District 1
• Steve Chamblin: 1,396 votes (63.57 percent)
• Greg Latourell: 460 votes (20.95 percent)
• Roger Cox: 296 votes (13.48 percent)

District 2
• George Russell: 1,453 votes (97.52 percent)

District 5
• Burton Bundy: 1,007 votes (56.13 percent)
• Ron Warner: 772 votes (43.03 percent)

New to the primary this year was a top-two provision. Candidates from all parties were listed on the ballot for state legislative, U.S. congressional and state constitutional races. Voters could choose any candidate, regardless of their registered party affiliation. The two candidates who receive the most votes in each of these races will run against each other in the November general election.

(The new open primary system does not apply to candidates running for U.S. president or local offices.)

Here are the preliminary results from the “top-two” races that impact the north state:

STATE ASSEMBLY
District 1 (Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Nevada, and parts of Placer and Butte counties):
Brian Dahle (Rep): 29,625 votes (34.4 percent)
Rick Bosetti (Rep): 24,451 votes (28.3 percent)
Robert Meacher (Dem): 22,822 votes (26.4 percent)
David Edwards (Grn): 4,926 votes (5.7 percent)
Charley Hooper (Lib): 4,585 votes (5.3 percent)

District 3 (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba counties)
Dan Logue (Rep): 26,800 votes (41.8 percent)
Charles Rouse (Dem): 21,027 votes (32.8 percent)
Bob Williams (Rep): 16,232 votes (25.3 percent)

STATE SENATE CANDIDATES (District 1)
Ted Gaines (Rep): 80,621 votes (48.2 percent)
Julie Griffith-Flatter (Dem): 51,208 votes (30.6 percent)
Les Baugh (Rep): 26,799 votes (16 percent)
Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz (NPP): 8,608 votes (5.1 percent)

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES (District 1)
Doug LaMalfa (Rep): 47,846 votes (37.7 percent)
Jim Reed (Dem): 31,863 votes (25.1 percent)
Sam Aanestad (Rep): 18,131 votes (14.3 percent)
Pete Stiglich (Rep): 7,441 votes (5.9 percent)
Michael Dacquisto (Rep): 7,263 votes (5.7 percent)
• Nathan Arrowsmith (Dem): 6,517 votes (5.1 percent)
Gary Oxley (NPP): 4,281 votes (3.4 percent)
Gregory Cheadle (Rep): 3,560 votes (2.8 percent)

Follow the latest north state election results online:
Shasta County
Tehama County
Siskiyou County
Trinity County
California Secretary of State

Candace L. Brown
Candace L. Brown has been a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor since 1992, including eight years at the Redding Record Searchlight. She lives in Redding and can be reached at candace.freelance@gmail.com.
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