Election day

votersNationally, voters’ will wait to see who will make it as President of the United States. Closer to home, they will wait for the final vote on local leaders – boards of supervisors, city council, school and hospital boards.

In Inyo County, Mark Tillemans and incumbent Supervisor Marty Fortney are in a race for the Fourth District. Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley vie for 5th District Supervisor. Voters have asked the candidates about how they will handle the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a loss of state money, and local revenues.

In the City of Bishop three seats are up for election – those held by incumbents Dave Stottlemyre, Susan Cullen and Laura Smith. They are running for re-election. Keith Glidewell and Pat Gardner are challenging them. City voters have focused on the business community and how to strengthen it.

School board elections also exist in Big Pine and Independence. In Big Pine, with three open seats, there are four candidates – Denelle Carrington, Robert Vance, Carla Bacoch and Sandra Lund. In Independence, three seats are also up for a vote. Candidates are April Zelak, Aldene Felton and Sandra Anderson.

In Mono County two candidates want the new District 4 Supervisor seat. The area includes part of Mammoth Lakes, Antelope Valley and Bridgeport. The candidates are Tim Fesko and Bob Peters.

There is a race for two seats on the Mammoth Unified School District board. The candidates are John Stavlo, Shana Stapp and Luis Villanueva.

Results are expected to come together late tonight at the Independence and Bridgeport courthouses. We will post results on our website.

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26 Responses to Election day

  1. ferdinand lopez November 8, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    i dont know who decides what makes it to this blog,but they sure dont like the truth,i cant get anything thats slightly truthful submitted if it happens to hurt some peoples feelings,the truth is the truth no matter what the backlash is,if people dont like the truth,somethings wrong here freedom of speech,freedom of press ,stop being so chicken poop

    • Benett Kessler November 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

      I manage this site. One of your last comments was a personal, unfounded attack on a race of people. Let’s keep the discourse intelligent, thoughtful
      and productive.
      Benett Kessler

      • Ken Warner November 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

        …faint hope of that….

    • Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      I hate to say this or put you in this caliber But, ferdinand you sound like i did when I was a pimple face teenager in junior high!
      some people never change because the choose to stay in lala land where the facts only make sense to themselves.
      Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing when you say things that people agree with and if you have something you need to exert cause it is eating you up inside, here in this country we have that right. And thanks to this INDEPENDENT media source we are allowed to state our piece of mind unless of course its too radical or just plain ignorant and I have had my fair share of unpublished comments. lol.
      I like this website and appreciate being able to dish out my point of view and at the same time gain perspective from the other regular bloggers on this site!

  2. Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    The income inequality scale looks just like it did before the great depression, Hey dingo can you tell me how much the current budget is for our defense? Do you know how much it was in 05 when we had 200,000 troops on the ground? I’ll cut to the chase, its the same so don’t listen to the fear mongering. Time after time the fear mongering has only taken away our Liberty!

  3. Different notion of an "American" November 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    You would think that by now the GOP would start to figure out that they must come up with a different notion of an “American” than an old white man. They should also come understand why it is that 70% of the Latino vote when to Obama.
    But they still have Limbaugh and Fox to guide them. This seems to make them happy.

  4. Wayne Deja November 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    All the old grumpy tea-baggers and Republicans……Think of the bright side to this…..You got four more years…at least…to continue with the bitching,complaining,and blaming President Obama for everything that doesn’t go how you feel it should in this Country..America has spoken..live with the results or leave…

    • upthecreek November 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      Let me know when the EBT doesn’t get charged back up.


    • Teabaggers cost the election November 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      Those lunatic Teabaggers (nutty old, white men) gave the GOP a black eye. America at large simply cannot relate to their nuttiness.

    • Why the GOP lost November 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      Agreed, Wayne.
      Until the GOP can come up with something better than “This is all about us old, white men” they will lose again and again.
      70% of the Latino voters went for Obama.
      Why do you suppose this is?
      Then you have the guy in Indiana who said, “If a woman gets pregnant from a rape – it’s an act of God.”
      And then there’s Limbaugh and Fox News …

      • Wayne Deja November 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

        Why……100% agree with you…..At times,it seems the GOP WANTS to lose….maybe so all the “old white men” will continue to have things to complain about..Good examples of that….back in 2008,they FINALLY got someone decent to run against the Dems….and what do they do ?….pick Sarah “the mamma grizzly” Palin as a running mate for McCain…this year,just when Romney was making progress,the guy he endorses one day comes out the next day saying rape is an act of God…and a week later,in the important state of Ohio,Romney lies about the jobs at Jeep being sent to China if Obama is elected.While President Obama had Colin Powell and Bill Clinton campaigning for him,Romney had Donald Trump trying to question the President’s education,as well as the birther thing….and then the “mamma grizzly” opening her stupid mouth …..again….I could go on and on and on….but I won’t…The American people have spoken….and I think saw what type of President Mitt Romney would have been…

  5. Dingo November 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    My guy didn’t win I can live with that, I have to. But my concern is with our troops and diplomats around the world. I believe their safety is in jeopardy now more than ever. I believe Obama is oblivious to how dangerous their jobs can be.

    • Trouble November 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

      Dingo, it’s the job of the host country to protect foreign diplomates.

  6. Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    America did not lose! Your wrong! America would have lost if we gave corporations more power. Here is my prime example of why it is bad for America to leave the power the corporations have and or give them more by way of electing Mr. “corporations are people my friend”, Of course corporations shouldn’t have 1st amendment rights and this is why, Prop 37 in the beginning was winning 2 to 1 and nationally it has a 90% approval to label foods if they are GMO’s. In the beginning it was winning cause it is common sense to regular voters to have the right to know. But since Monsanto a prime player in the Genetically Modified Organism’s (GMO) is given the ability to throw 50 million dollars in the no campaign which in turn gives them more air time and more ability to run deceptive ads over and over to the point people believe it! It wasn’t gonna cost us a thing but they convinced enough of us to see it from the Monsanto point of view rater then the consumer point of view.

    • SierraFan November 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      I don’t totally disagree with you JAE,

      Monsanto spent for this and hedge guys spent for their proposition which swayed good people to make ignorant choices based on a TV ad and not the facts but corporations are also who employ most of the folks. I for one am not a big corp guy at all but certainly no willing to work for the Government and steel from the tax payers. We need to find balance somehow and/or somewhere in the middle. Stop all the freebies, cell phones, food stamps, etc unless is dire need. These are the loop holes that need change or we’ll continue to spiral out of control… just look at Cali or Taxifornia for instance.

      • Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

        We all listen to mainstream news too much and believe what they feed us!
        Yes of course they employ a lot of folks, but to explain why they are making record profits and the income inequality is a outcome of corporations getting 1st amendment rights. If you look at the time period from 1950 to now and see when worker compensation and productivity was always neck and neck until the early 80’s late 70’s when they were given more ability to buy elections and change the tax rates you can see worker compensation stagnated while productivity kept climbing.
        And yes close all the subsidies that still continue to go to profitable oil companies, I am not sure which companies it was but they get around 330 million in subsidies while they bring in billions in profits. That is a fact!
        I mean the facts are out there but we are taking the so called facts The mainstream press feeds us and we run with it like its in there best interest to give the people the facts!
        Yes we will continue to spiral out of control if we keep letting this influence of money in our political system.
        We need reps that state the facts about the legal corruption that runs rampant in our system!
        But the people have spoken! No voter suppression is gonna get in the way of what is right. How about we give credit where credit is due, We are in Native American Heritage month and our democracy is a reflection of how the indigenous people would govern themselves with freedom in mind!
        To hear the President continue to acknowledge Native Americans as supporters is a small win in my book (ways he gave support back, stopped the bill that would cut IHS and BIA funds to tribes, he has the Lakota’s back when it comes to the XL pipeline going through their land without their consent, and the list goes on so do what ever you like thumbs up or thumbs down I am proud to be a informed voter in times when politics is sick enough to turn most the other way!)
        And like i said we give Mainstream news too much credit, It isn’t in their best interest to give us the full truth. So we are left with Bias journalism that a majority of people believe.
        SierraFan back to the freebies, Their is a lot of waste. But the corporate’s and the bankers are the biggest welfare queens, when it comes to the bailouts and subsidies. An that was another thing I was voting against giving the banks freedom (deregulate of the banks) to make bad deals such as the CDO’s and credit default swaps that led us into this mess!
        But we as a nation need to dig deep and understand Mother Earth can’t keep looking out for our needs and demands when we waste so much on a personal level. We consume and waste at such unsustainable rates . . Its sad to think of the problems the youth and next generations face. . . . .

  7. Big AL November 7, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    Well America made it’s choice …. We’ll see how 4 more years will look. Better learn to speak Chinese.

    • quietstorm November 7, 2012 at 2:54 am #

      Romney didn’t lose tonight…..America did

      • Devout Liberal November 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

        America didn’t lose !

        Pretty soon everyone will qualify for food stamps.

      • Big AL November 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

        Amen quietstorm

    • upthecreek November 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      “I think we just witnessed the death of the worlds most powerful economy and country..”

      God bless whats left of USA


  8. PW November 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Thank you to those that take part in voting for the future of our country… no matter your choice. Thank God for the greatest country in the world in which we have the opportunity to choose our leaders by the people not out of revenge but rather for the love of country, and to those that stand or have fallen in harms way in order that those rights remain secure.

    “…and it is from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people… indivisible, incapable of being divided…”~ Red Skelton’s, “Pledge of Allegiance.”

  9. Outta Your Mind like Joe Biden November 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I Voted Romney/Ryan…. yeah baby. We need a President who will hold himself accountable for his actions.

    • Wayne Deja November 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

      Gonna be over soon…….Ohio in a few minutes….maybe Florida…..and then the West Coast…..Bye-Bye Mittens…….Try to double-talk the American voters another year……

  10. Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 6, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Corporations are not people and Money is not freedom of speech!
    I can’t express how important that is for the income inequality and the way corporations have way too much power in our Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branch’s!
    So not only was I voting for the good President Obama did do but I am also voting against the Romney card for more reason’s then one.
    If you only get your info from mainstream news and fox news is the worst for informing its viewers the least, I am saying mainstream news is bought and sponsored by the same partisan organizations that sponsor our political parties so we are left with Bias journalism, and we wonder why we are so divided?
    Back to the corporations and why I am not voting for Mr. “corporations are people my friend” because since the early 80’s after the supreme court rulings being enacted worker compensation stagnated while productivity continued to climb. Compensation stagnated since the corporations gave themselves tax breaks and was able to pour in millions of dollars to campaigns which in turn would make the corporations best interest in front of the peoples!
    The truth is out there but not everybody listens, but like a lot of people think, if giving the opportunity the youth of this country will make it right, “hopefully”.
    Plus who want’s to vote with the side that promotes voter suppression, or the side that Todd Akin is on, our even Donald trump, all these yahoo’s that belong in century’s that have past, and not to mention all the vulture lies Romney has giving us. And that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.

    • SierraFan November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

      Canada looks good this time of year, maybe you should check it out and get a head start on the socialist life they enjoy because it’s growing here.


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