Conservation District Incumbents Win Big

ElectionYesterday’s contested races for three positions on the Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District Board turned out to be not just a landslide, but a blow-out. Incumbents Alfred Baca, Patricia Bolton and Marvin Mendelow won 78%, 85% and 81% of the vote, respectively, according to the unofficial count. Wild Horse Observers Association President Patience O’Dowd, who challenged incumbent Bolton, garnered the fewest votes of any candidate. Although we expected only about 150 voters to turn out, the actual number was about 70% higher (257).

It’s great to see that common sense prevailed, and incumbent supervisors committed to addressing the many conservation needs in the District were shown overwhelming support by the broader community.

Unofficial results:

Position 1:

Patricia Bolton       214 (84.6%)
Patience O’Dowd     39 (15.4%)

Position 2:

Marvin Mendelow     205 (81.0%)
Renee Sposato          48 (19.0%)

Position 5:

Alfred Baca             200 (77.8%)
Jami D. Watson        57 (22.2%)