Wednesday Jun 06 2012
Uhler wins District 4, Placer Board of Supervisors
By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
Incumbent Kirk Uhler will serve a third term representing District 4 on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. With all 56 precincts reporting as of midnight Tuesday, Uhler captured 60 percent of the vote with 6,829. Challenger Pam Tobin, who sits as the chair of the San Juan Water District, captured 40 percent of the vote with 4,484. ?What I think this says is that the voters in District 4, as well as throughout Placer County, recognize that we are doing a good job,? Uhler said Tuesday night. Uhler was gathered with family and supporters at the Beach Hut Deli Tuesday night in Granite Bay awaiting the results, which didn?t start coming in from local precincts until after 10:30 p.m. He said he felt confident about the victory when early returns of absentee ballots showed him in an early lead just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. While official election results will not be finalized for several days while the Placer County Elections Office continues to collect and count absentee ballots, Uhler said the preliminary numbers are not likely to change. District 4 represents Granite Bay and parts of Roseville along the Highway 65 corridor. Uhler first served on the board of supervisors representing the district from 1993-96. He was then reappointed to the board in 2006 when Ted Gaines ran for the state assembly and won. Uhler has held the position since. Tobin was unable to be reached for comment Tuesday night. Toby Lewis can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.