Bus rider wins seat on board

Four seats on the Sunset Empire Transportation Board are on the ballot, but only one is contested. Neal Smith, Kathy Kleczek and Paul Lewicki are unopposed.

The one contested race featured Kevin Widener and Ken Mancebo. Widener won by 2,454 votes (65 percent) to 1,234 (33 percent).

Widener campaigned on the basis that be was the better candidate because he was a regular bus rider.

Stacey winning parks board position

Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District in South County has one contested race on its board, featuring Marti Wajc and George Stacey.

Stacey won by 825 votes (72 percent) to Wajc’s 310 (27 percent).

Tom Horning and Michael Hinton were unopposed for the other positions.

No surprises on CCC board

The other countywide district is the Clatsop Community College Board. Three board members are unopposed for re-election, Patrick Wingard, Frank Satterwhite and Rosemary Baker-Monaghan.

Mixed fortunes for Petersons

For the Clatsop Care Center Health District, two candidates are unopposed. They are Karen Burke and Paul Radu.

There were two races. Roy Little polled 2,584 votes (75 percent) to Robert Peterson’s 831 (24 percent) in one race while his wife, Susan Peterson, had 1,880 (69 percent) votes to Robert Duehmig’s 804 (29 percent) in the other.

Four unopposed in Union

In the Union Health Distrct, four candidates are unopposed. They are Molly Lowenberg, John Buehler, Albert Carder and Douglas Wood.

Wickiup and Wauna have water board races

Several fire, water and sanitary districts also have commissioner positions on the ballot, with few contested races and in many cases blank ballots because no one filed for the positions.

Contested races include Mardell Clayton winning with 236 votes (70 percent) and Ronald Lake 98 votes (29 percent) seeking Position 5 on the Wickiup Water District Board with Debbie Pike and Gary Heilman Sr. unopposed for other positions.

Don Nicholas and Mark Clark are seeking a position on the Wauna Water District Board. The third count had only had 8 votes for Nicholas and 2 for Clark which means the race may qualify for a recount.