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Lake County assessor-recorder race heads to runoff

Lake County’s June 3 election night outcomes remained largely unchanged when the final count was approved by supervisors Tuesday.

Only the race for county assessor-recorder was altered, with the top vote-getter, Rich Ford, failing to maintain his early majority vote — 50.1 percent. It fell to 49 percent, forcing Ford, the county’s assistant auditor-controller, to face the second highest vote-getter, attorney Sorhna Li Jordan, in a November runoff election.

The more controversial races and issues on the ballot remained unchanged. They include the re-election of District Attorney Don Anderson, who received 59 percent of the vote and the election of Brian Martin as sheriff with 52 percent of the vote. Measure N, which set limits for marijuana cultivation was approved with almost 52 percent of the vote and Measure L, which sought funding to improve Clear Lake’s water quality and prevent a mollusk infestation was defeated. Measure L received just over 65 percent of the vote but it needed a two-thirds approval to win.

In Mendocino County, none of the outcomes changed when the final vote was tallied.

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