The results for the Madera County general election were finalized Nov. 21, with no major lead changes in the noteworthy eastern Madera County races.
In a race to become Madera County’s new district attorney, Sally Orme Moreno was victorious by a landslide, winning slightly over 50 percent of the vote, while her opponent Paul Hornick received 38.4 percent of the vote.
According to the county elections office, Moreno carried all of eastern Madera County’s precincts.
Moreno declared victory late on Election Night three weeks ago, feeling early on that her lead was insurmountable.
Both candidates came into the race with experience within a district attorney office on their resumes; Moreno as a deputy district attorney for Fresno County and Hornick as a deputy district attorney in Madera County.
Hornick will be returning to his post as deputy district attorney and Moreno said on election night she was looking forward to working alongside her campaign opponent.
Moreno said her focus going into her new post would be making sure the idea of “teamwork” is instilled throughout the office.
The race was left without an incumbent when David Linn conceded in his bid for reelection after he was accused of workplace harassment and discrimination. The claims are still under investigation and Linn denies the allegations.
Yosemite Unified School District Board
Both of the incumbents won in their bid for reelection for two of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees seats.
In the race for the Area 4 seat, Stacey Montalto finished with 895 votes and claimed victory over Shawnessy Gaynor, who finished with 831 votes.
Monika Young Moulin also held on to her lead and beat out challenger Jennifer Mills for the Area 5 seat. Moulin finished with 1,135 votes to Mills’ 798.
Montalto was brought in early this year to fill in for the retiring Joe Smith. Moulin is coming off serving a full term in her seat.