Jun 162014
 
Post-election results, & comments from the local candidates

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The ballots are in, and there are no significant changes in local results since the News-Ledger posted early vote counts on its website on election night, June 3. Oscar Villegas successfully fended off a challenge from fellow Democrat Norma Alcala and will keep his [...]

Jun 042014
 
Villegas keeps seat; Johannessen falls short in bid for Assembly

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 4, 2014 – Election results are still unofficial, but there have been no major changes in local results since the first votes were counted last night. Oscar Villegas successfully fended off a challenge from fellow Democrat Norma Alcala and will keep his seat on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. West [...]

Jun 032014
 
Local election results start coming in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014 Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results. With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7.  [...]

Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]

Nov 192012
 
City's incumbents reelected, but West Sac school board race too close to call

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters spoke last week on several local issues. A week later, what we know almost for certain is that city council incumbents Bill Kristoff and Oscar Villegas fended off professional boxer Oleg Maskaev to retain their seats on the council, [...]