(Clear winners Tuesday)….If the numbers stand.
Several candidates received a clear majority of votes Tuesday. The finals are unofficial, however. As it stands, William Derek Quan has won the race for Superior Court Judge Seat 1. Superior Court Judge Seat 3 goes to Ruth Montenegro. Todd Finnell appears to be the new County Superintendent of Schools. Norma Saihkon appears to have retained her seat as Public Administrator. County Sheriff/Coroner Ray Loera has out-polled challenger Rick Macken. For Imperial Irrigation Director Division 1 Matt Desert appears to have been re-elected, and IID Director Division 5 appears to have gone to Norma Sierra Galindo. The 3 Westmorland City Council seats have gone to Anna Beltran, Henry Graham Jr., and Lawrence Ritchie. It is still too early to tell if any of the ballots still to be counted could actually change the count in any of the races.