SELMA - Candidates running for seats on Selma and Kingsburg’s city councils, school boards and health district boards were experiencing a range of emotions on election night.
For Kingsburg, results show Staci Smith and Vince Palomar in the lead for City Council representing the new districts one and five. Mayor Michelle Roman ran unopposed and was appointed to keep her seat. On the Kingsburg Joint Union High School board vote, incumbent Brent Lunde has kept his lead. Board members Mike Serpa and Steve Nagle were unopposed and will keep their seats on the KJUHSD board. At the Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District level, trustee Karyll Smith Quinn was unopposed and will retain her seat representing area 5.
In Selma, Sarah Guerra and John Trujillo are in the lead for city council. Meanwhile, Roger Orosco and Diane Jensen lead in the race for seats representing areas 3 and 5 on the Selma Unified School District Board.
While 100 percent of the precincts for the area have filed their ballots thus far, the Fresno County Elections Office reports there are an estimated 76,000 vote by mail ballots and 24,000 provisional ballots to be processed as of Nov. 7. The next results will be posted 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
Candidates are hopeful that whoever wins a spot on the respective boards moves their cities forward in regards to growth, economic development, improving students' opportunities and wise fiscal decisions regarding taxpayers' dollars.
Here are voting results as of 3 p.m. Nov. 7:
Kingsburg City Council
Jewel Hurtado: 32.84% (154)
Staci Smith: 38.38% (180)
Nathan Williams: 28.57% (134)
Melissa Bethel: 29.23% (107)
Vince Palomar: 50.27% (184)
Sirina R. Resendez: 20.49% (75)
Kingsburg Joint Union High School District (From Tulare, Kings and Fresno Counties)
Brent Lunde: (348)
Corina Mendoza: (214)
Kingsburg Tri-County Health Care District (From Tulare, Kings and Fresno Counties)
Bruce Blayney: (1,380)
Tiffany Dix: (1,290)
Gary Nelson: (1,731)
Arlie Rogers: (1,556)
Glenn Snyder: (1,013)
Selma City Council
Rosemary Alanis: 14.92% (712)
Joel Fedor: 10.33% (493)
Sarah Guerra: 29.86% (1,425)
Mike ‘Cheezer’ Munoz: 10.54% (503)
Theresa Guzman Salas: 13.91% (664)
Johnny L. Trujillo: 20.16% (962)
Selma Unified School District
Yvette Montijo: 32.23% (312)
Roger Orosco: 37.81% (366)
Regina Pallares: 29.86% (289)
Diane Jensen: 55.63% (390)
Annmarie Summers: 43.22% (303)
Selma Health Care District
Linda Esquivel: 16.10% (1,184)
Leticia Gallardo: 19.67% (1,447)
Anthony Herrera: 26.84% (1,974)
Andy Montijo: 14.43% (1,061)
Colleen Nelson: 22.76% (1,674)