Although in 11 races in Santa Cruz County, candidates ran unopposed, that is not the case in the other 4 races. Roger Wildey, Robert Pursley junior, and Jim Hart ran for Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner…..and the preliminary count shows Hart winning with 65.33 percent of the vote.
In the race for Santa Cruz County Supervisor (for the 3rd District), Ryan Coonerty beat out Bob Lamonica by getting 75.86 percent of the vote.
In another race…..Terry Medina, Greg Caput, Jimmy Dutra and Dana Salas all ran to become the Santa Cruz County Supervisor to represent the 4th district. The preliminary count indicates that incumbent Greg Caput (who received 45.47 percent of the vote) will face-off with former Watsonville Police Chief Terry Medina (who was the runner-up with 27.68 percent) in the November General Election.
In the Soquel Union Elementary School District, Amanda Jackson Miller and “Sandy” Erickson vied for a seat on the board, and Miller received 64.24 percent of the vote….handily winning that race.