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Lompoc rejects school bond measure again, choose new mayor

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 07, 2018

(UPDATE) 8:55 a.m. — Less than 150 votes separate Janelle Osborne and James Mosby in the race for Lompoc mayor.

Osborne has 51% of the vote (2,959) over Mosby’s 49% (2,811). Mail in ballots are still being counted which means this race is not final.

Victor Vega, with 66% of vote, appears to win the seat on City Council in District 2. While in District 3, Dirk Starbuck has a commanding lead with 60% of the vote.

Measure D, the Lompoc Cannabis Tax, appears to have easily passed with 76% of the vote.

The school bond measure goes down in defeat for the 2nd time this year. Yes voters are 51% at this time. A 55% margin was required to pass the school bond. A similar measure failed during the primary in June.

(ORIGINAL STORY) — Voters in Lompoc chose a new mayor on Tuesday.

Current city council members Jenelle Osborne and James Mosby were running to replace current mayor Bob Lingl. Early results show Osborne leading that race with 52 percent of the vote.

Members of the city council in two districts were also elected.

In District 2, incumbent Victor Vega had 66 percent of the vote to challenger Shirley Sherman’s 33 percent.

In District 3, incumbent Dirk Starbuck was leading challenger Robert Cuthbert with 59 percent of the vote.

Voters also had a couple of measures to consider.

Measure D, a cannabis business tax, appeared poised for passage with “yes” votes totaling 76 percent.

Measure E is a $79 million bond measure put forth by the Lompoc Unified School District to fund various school upgrade projects. It requires 55 percent of the vote to pass. Early results showed that measure failing with “no” votes totaling 52 percent. A similar bond measure failed in the June Primary Election.

Previous coverage:
Lompoc school district not giving up on school bond measure