By KAREN VELIE
San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson appears to be headed to a rematch with Dr. Bruce Jones in the Nov. 8 midterm election, according to the latest count from the SLO County Clerk-Recorders office.
In order to win during the primary election, a candidate is required to receive 50% of the votes plus one. As the late ballots are tallied, Gibson continues to fall further below 51%,
The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office tallied 6,783 ballots on Wednesday, which did not change the leaders in any local races.
With about 20% of ballots uncounted, the leaders in most San Luis Obispo County races are unlikely to change. The clerk-recorder’s office has counted 70,681 ballots, while 17,657 remain uncounted.
Local election results as of Wednesday afternoon:
SLO County District 2 Supervisor
- Bruce Gibson – 49.28%
- Bruce Jones – 18.68%
- Geoff Auslen – 17.10%
- John Whitworth – 14.94%
SLO County District 3 Supervisor
- Dawn Ortiz-Legg – 64.53%
- Stacy Korsgaden – 32.33%
- Arnold Ruiz – 3.14%
SLO County District 4 Supervisor
- Jimmy Paulding – 55.05%
- Lynn Compton – 44.95%
SLO County Clerk Recorder
- Elaina Cano – 64.03%
- James Baugh – 20.55%
- Stew Jenkins – 15.42%
SLO County Superior Court Judge # 12
- Mike Frye – 66.81%
- Paul Phillips – 33.19%
Oceano fire tax (2/3 needed to pass)
- Yes – 56.81%
- No – 43.19%
County staff plans to continue counting votes next week on Tuesday morning. CalCoastNews will provide election updates on Tuesday afternoon.