Elections Update: Crye Avoids Recall by 50 Votes, Plummer Pummels Jones, Long to Replace Garman

Today at 2 p.m. Joanna Francescut, Assistant County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, released the final results of the March 5 Primary Election.

Click here for the full report of all the races on the Elections Department website.

District 1 Recall Kevin Crye race

The attempt to recall District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye failed by 50 votes; 4,716 no votes to 4,666 yes votes.

In this most contentious and divisive of all Shasta County races, Crye pulled ahead by a total of four votes in each of the previous pair of updates.

Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye.

Shasta County District 2 Supervisor race

In the District 2 race, Allen Long maintained his consistent lead over the other three candidates with a final count of 50.13 percent, enough to avoid a November runoff.

Shasta County District 3 Supervisor race

However, in the District 3 Shasta County Supervisor race, incumbent District 3 Supervisor Mary Rickert’s final count of 40.29 percent did not reach the 50% plus-one vote requirement to win outright, and skip the November election. So Rickert will face off in the fall General Election against Corkey Harmon, who secured 32.22 percent in this last update.


Shasta County District 4 Supervisor race

The most sweeping, resounding Shasta County Supervisor election win went to challenger Matt Plummer in the District 4 race against incumbent Patrick Jones. In fact, Jones lost two votes since the last update, whild Plummer gained four votes, ending with 59.71 to Jones’ 40.29 percent.

Click here for a complete accounting of the March 28 2:05 p.m. elections website updates.

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