Election results show change in Dunsmuir, Kobseff win, Jefferson loss

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
A group celebrates Leslie Wilde's recall last night on Dunsmuir Avenue. Pictured are former councilor Chris Raine, council member elect Dick Kelby, Sandy Raine, former councilor Arlis Steele, former councilor Mario Rubino, Mabel Kelby, Lupe Reddard, Sharon Ruiz, Deborah Harton, councilor Ed Steele and mayor Dave Keisler.

With all precincts having reported by 11:55 p.m., the final June 3 election night report from the Siskiyou County Clerk shows no votes leading by a wide margin on Measure C, the Jefferson Republic initiative, 4,883 to 3,856.

Michael Kobseff leads challenger Ken Palfini, 1,173 to 764, in his reelection bid for the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors District 3 seat. 

In Dunsmuir, nearly 76 percent of the voters favor the recall of city councilor Leslie Wilde; yes votes lead no, 318 to 102.

Dick Kelby appears to be on his way to a city council seat with 213 votes (53.4 percent), a wide lead over Bill McIntyre (83 votes), Lorenzo Castro (62) and Linda Gnesa (31).

The special tax increase for Fire and Police in Lake Shastina has failed. It needed a two-thirds approval rate from voters, but no votes lead yes, 334 to 291.

Below are the Final Election Night results for both contested and uncontested local elections:

Measure C – Initiative Ordinance establishing the Republic Jefferson Territory within Siskiyou County

Yes – 3856 votes, 44.1 percent

No – 4883, 55.5 percent

Measure D – Lake Shastina Community Services District Proposing Special Tax

Yes – 291, 46.6 percent

No – 334, 53.4 percent

Auditor-Controller

Jennie Ebejer – 4539, 59.7 percent

Brenda Bains – 3035, 39.9 percent

Siskiyou County Supervisor, District 3

Michael N. Kobseff – 1173, 60.3 percent

Ken Palfini – 764, 39.3 percent

Siskiyou County Supervisor, District 5

Ray A. Haupt – 1278, 78.1 percent

Anne Marsh – 356, 21.8 percent

Dunsmuir City Council recall of Leslie Wilde

Yes – 318, 75.7 percent

No – 102, 24.3 percent

Dunsmuir City Council member

Richard R. ‘Dick’ Kelby – 213, 53.4 percent

Bill McIntyre – 83, 20.8 percent

Lorenzo A. Castro – 62, 15.5 percent

Linda M. Gnesa ‘Scoobie’ – 31, 7.8 percent

Uncontested election results below:

Superior Court Judge

Karen L. Dixon – Declared winner

Siskiyou County Superintendent of Schools

Kermith R. Walters – 6842 votes, 98.2 percent

Siskiyou County Assessor-Recorder

Mike Mallory – 7260 votes, 99.2 percent

Siskiyou County Clerk

Colleen Setzer – 7376 votes, 99.35 percent

Siskiyou County District Attorney

J. Kirk Andrus – 6943 votes, 98 percent

Siskiyou County Sheriff-Coroner

Jon E. Lopey, Sr. – 7045 votes, 96.3 percent

Siskiyou County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Wayne Hammar – 7026 votes, 98.7 percent

Tulelake Recall

Yes – 59, 48 percent

No – 64, 52 percent

Tulelake City Council Member

Henry A. Ebinger – 77