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California's June 5, 2018 Consolidated Primary Election is behind us, and the Secretary of State has published semi-official elections results; click here to see statewide race results.

On the Central Coast, the San Luis ObispoSanta Barbara and Monterey County county elections offices continue to update results as ballot counting continues. 

UPDATE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 6 P.M.: In the District 4 race, Compton has  55 more votes than Paulding. 46 vote-by-mail ballots remain, but not enough for Paulding to lake the lead.

UPDATE MONDAY, JUNE 11 2 P.M.: In the District 4 race, Compton is now in the lead with 81 more votes than Paulding. The next counting is scheduled for June 15 at 10 a.m. 818 ballots remains to be processed, plus any additional vote-by-mail ballots delivered since Monday. 

UPDATE FRIDAY, JUNE 8 5 P.M.: The latest election results for the District 4 seat on the San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors has incumbent Lynn Compton with the narrowest of leads, with 50.1 percent of the vote. Challenger Jimmy Paulding is at 49.10 percent. In terms of votes cast, currently Compton has 31 votes more than Paulding.

Those results were released at the end of another ballot counting day. Having started at 9 a.m., as of 4:30 p.m., the head of the county’s elections, clerk-recorder Tommy Gong, said he was able to process about 19,000 ballots on Friday.

But it doesn’t end there. Gong said he has another 4,800 ballots to count on Monday, so Compton or Paulding won’t know for sure if they’ve won until early next week.

KCBX News will continually update these numbers as results come in.


In San Luis Obispo County, Jordan Cunningham is leading with 54 percent of the vote, his challenger Bill Ostrander has garnered 46 percent of the vote for the 35th District. Santa Barbara County voters gave Cunningham 63 percent of the vote, with Ostrander earning 37 percent. Districtwide, that adds up to Ostrander getting 44 percent of the vote, with Cunningham at 56 percent. The two candidates will square off again on the November ballot.

In Santa Barbara County, Monica Limon is winning in a landslide of 84 percent of the vote and in second place, David Norrdin is at nine percent in the race for State Assembly 37th District. 


As of the most recent June 11 update, Ian Parkinson is in the lead for county sheriff, with 61 percent of the vote, and Greg Clayton with 39 percent.

It looks like incumbent district attorney Dan Dow will stay in his job, with 65 percent of the vote. His challenger Mike Cummins has 35 percent of the vote.

San Luis Obispo County supervisorial District 2 incumbent Bruce Gibson garnered 59 percent of the vote, with Jeff Eckles at 34 percent. Gibson needed 50 percent of the vote plus one to avoid a November run-off. Patrick Sparks got six percent of the vote.

So far, in the contested race for county assessor, David Boyer hasn't been able to edge out his boss, Tom Bordanaro, who garnered 61 of the vote. Boyer has 39 percent of the vote.

In the two contested Superior Court judge races, Hernaldo Baltodano has 65 percent of the vote; his challenger Andy Cardena has 35 percent. For Office #4 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Ilan Funke-Bilu is at 36 percent of the vote; challenger Tim Covello is at 64 percent.

77 percent of voters said yes to the county's proposed cannabis tax; 23 percent say no. The measure will pass if a majority of voter approve.

In Cambria, 53 percent of voters are in favor of Measure A-18; 47 percent say no. According to the California Constitution, the special tax requires a two-thirds voter approval to pass. 


County sheriff Bill Brown is on his way to staying on the job, with 54 percent of the vote. His challenger Brian Olmstead is at 32 percent of the vote.

The Isla Vista Community Services District utility user tax is passing with 82 percent yes, 18 percent no.

The county’s cannabis tax is at 76 percent yes, 24 percent no.

Preliminary numbers have 51 percent of voters saying yes, 49 no for Lompoc’s Measure Q. 

Santa Barbara city council candidate Oscar Gutierrez is in the lead with 53 percent of the vote, Michael Vidal is at 37 percent.

Incumbent clerk-recorder Joseph Holland is in the lead with 88 percent of the vote, and Baz Ofiaeli at 12 percent. Auditor-controller candidate Betsy Schaffer is at 57 percent of the vote, Jennifer Christensen has 42 percent.


[Editor's note: these numbers are as of June 8. The elections office's next report is expected on Friday, June 15]

In Monterey County, in the contested race for county sheriff, incumbent Steve Bernal is leading with 65 percent of the vote. Challenger Scott Davis has garnered 35 percent of the vote.

It appears KCBX listeners living in District 3 of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will have Chris Lopez, at 59 percent of the vote, representing them on the board. Runner-up  Alejandro Chavez has garnered 33 percent of the vote. Newcomer Edgar Alcantara is at eight percent.

So far the vote count for the Soledad Unified School District bond, Measure G, is 58 percent of the vote saying yes; 42 percent say no.

67 percent of voters said yes to the Monterey County Regional Fire District's Measure H; 33 percent voted no.

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