The Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder continues to be the county’s most hotly contested seat this election year.
Candidate Mike Dambacher carried a healthy lead as polls closed and ballots were counted Tuesday night, however, he didn’t have the 50 percent needed to win outright.
He’ll face either Kaenan Whitman or Cindy Deutsch in November’s general election.
The available totals showed Dambacher received 3,386, or 38.8 percent.
Whitman had 2,738, or 31.4 percent, and Deutsch had won 2,588 votes, or 29.6 percent.
About 2,200 ballots remained uncounted when the county Elections Office closed for the evening.
For the complete story, see the June 4, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.