Star Report

With 100 percent of the precincts reported the election results, which have yet to be certified, show that Salud Carbajal has beaten opponent Justin Fareed in the 24th District U.S. Representative race, with more than a 17,000 vote lead. Carbajal has 67,210 votes to Fareed’s 50,290.

In the 3rd District Supervisor race environmentalist Joan Hartmann has taken the lead from Bruce Porter with 13,563 votes to Porter’s 11,511 votes.

In Buellton’s first Mayoral race Holly Sierra leads 1,001 over Dave King at 592 votes. Foster Reid is leading with 767 votes in the Buellton City Council race.

In Solvang Ryan Toussaint earned 991 votes and Hans Duus earned 941 votes to secure the two open seats over opponents Karen Waite and Brian Baca.

Newcomer Karen Jones is leading with Frank Mueller and Carl Maler have been elected to the Santa Ynez Community Services District.

Veronica Sandoval and Salvador Avila lead in the College School District for the two open seats on the school board.

Measure K2016 also passed with 4,283 votes, and the Transient Occupancy Tax increase in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County also passed with 56,491 votes.

We will have follow up stories with the winners of the election in our December issue.

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