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You were keeping up with the results from the Orange County elections tonight, right?
If not, we've got your back. But first, of note: The races were nonpartisan, meaning the candidate to finish with at least 5o percent plus one vote automatically won, avoiding a run-off contest in the Nov. 6 general election.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs handily beat her challengers for Orange County School Board Chair, according to returns from the Supervisor of Elections office. Jacobs, a Republican who was termed out of her mayoral position, received 52 percent of the vote, while school board member Nancy Robbinson came in at a far second, garnering almost 26 percent. Educators Matthew Fitzpatrick and Robert Allen Prater received about 17 percent and 5 percent of the vote, respectively.
The remaining results from Orange County are below. Candidates who won their race are listed in bold:
County Commissioner District 6: Victoria Siplin, 75 percent
; and Robin Denise Harris, 25 percent.
School Board Member District 1: Angie Gallo, 50.05 percent
; Heather Traynham, 31 percent; and Terry Rooth, 19 percent.
School Board Member District 3: Linda Kobert, 68 percent
; and Michael Daniels, 33 percent.
School Board Member District 6: Karen Castor Dentel, 52 percent
; Patricia Fox, 35 percent; and Charlene Roberts Norato, 13 percent.
County Judge Group 11: Adam McGinnis, 64 percent
; and Doricia Miller Rivas, 36 percent.
Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Group 15: Jeff Ashton, 56 percent
; and Howard Friedman, 44 percent.
Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Group 26: Tom Young, 58 percent
; and Joseph Haynes Davis, 42 percent.
In the following races, the top two candidates will be headed to run-off elections in November because no individual in the race received more than 50 percent of the vote:
County Commissioner District 2: Patricia Rumph, 30 percent;
Christine Moore, 28 percent; Fred Brummer, 24 percent; and Mark Byrd 18 percent.
County Commissioner District 3: Mayra Uribe, 28 percent; Pete Crotty, 22 percent; Bobby Lance, 21 percent; Eric Rollings, 18 percent; Bill Moore, 8 percent; and Randy Whiting, 3 percent.
County Commissioner District 4: Susan Makowski, 35 percent; Maribel Gomez Cordero, 21 percent; Nicolette Springs, 20 percent; Kevin Ballinger, 16 percent; and Gina Perez-Calhoun, 8 percent.
School Board Member District 2: Johanna Lopez, 34 percent; David Grimm, 21 percent; Sara Au, 20 percent; Chadwick Hardee, 10 percent; Jacqueline Centeno, 10 percent; and Eric "Lighthouse" Martin, 5 percent.
School Board Member District 7: Melissa Mitchell Byrd, 45 percent; Eric Schwalbach, 23 percent; Chan-Denise Budhoo, 23 percent; and Jeffery Lynn Richardson, 9 percent.
Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Group 41: Laura Shaffer, 42 percent; Dean Mosley, 31 percent; and Lorraine Elizabeth DeYoung, 27 percent.
Also on the ballot was a question asking voters if they supported an extension of a one mill local tax for public education. Orange County voters overwhelmingly approved an extension for this special property tax with almost 84 percent voters in agreement.
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