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Joiner, Gilbert, Short official winners of council seats

By: Patty McAlpin, Reporter
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Paul Joiner, Peter Gilbert and Spencer Short are the winning candidates for three seats on the Lincoln City Council, according to the official election summary from the Placer County Elections Office released Nov. 21.

Joiner was the top vote getter. He received 10,853 votes. Two votes separated Gilbert and Short. Gilbert’s vote total was 6474 and Short’s was 6472.

“Overall, I'm pleased with the outcome of the election results,” Joiner said. “I'm humbled and honored to have received the trust and support of so many.”

Gilbert said he is also pleased with the results.

“It feels good to have the voters express confidence in my candidacy,” Gilbert said. “I am looking forward to helping the city turn around the financial situation. The last few years, a lot of people have been laid off. I hope to help attract new businesses so the city can provide the services it would like to provide and that everyone would like to receive.”

Short said he also appreciates the confidence of the voters.

“I’m honored the people of Lincoln placed their trust in me again,” Short said. “I’m looking forward to a very active four years. We have things on the horizon such as completing the regional sewer plant and the conservation plan as well as seeing through the next steps of the implementation of the General Plan.”   

A total of 49,412 votes were cast for the three seats on the ballot.

Allen Cuenca received 6,049 votes, David Kawas, 5907; Dan Cross, 5,332; Christine Colvin, 3,637; Scott Glaser, 2,551; and Candi Schipper 1,979. Write-in votes accounted for 158 votes. 

Measure H asked if the office of Lincoln city treasurer should be appointed.

Lincoln residents voted against having the treasurer appointed. The vote was 10,627 against and 7,637 for the measure. Terry Dorsey, the sole candidate, was elected as the city’s treasurer. He received 14,309 votes. Write-in votes for treasurer totaled 407.

The amount of voters who participated in the election will be released when the county releases the official statement of vote, which should be out by the end of next week, according to Ryan Ronco, Placer County assistant registrar.

Countywide, Ronco said 82.82 percent of registered voters went to the polls on Nov. 6.