The District 3 Supervisor, Democrat Shirley Dawson, narrowly held onto her seat Tuesday night even as challenger and Republican David Cook periodically took the lead.
In District 1, Supervisor Tommie Martin retained her seat by a 510-vote margin.
In the end, Dawson won by 265 votes, or 49 percent of the total vote, which proved a dramatic turnaround from Cook’s 36-vote lead an hour-and-a-half earlier. Cook took 44.6 percent of the total vote.
Challenger and non-partisan Ted Thayer garnered 351 votes, or 6 percent of the total.
In District 1, Martin retained her seat with 53.4 percent of the vote. Challenger and independent Dan Haapala lost with 46.6 percent.
“It was close, close enough,” Martin said. “Actually I am thinking about the things that I really do want to do the next four years and now I can. An election really put me on hold.”
Haapala was unavailable for comment.
Voter turnout reached 66 percent, with 97.5 percent of precincts reporting.
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