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Elaina Cano has strong lead in race for SLO County Clerk-Recorder

From left to right, James Baugh, incumbent Elaina Cano and Stew Jenkins are all running to become the next SLO County Clerk Recorder.
Posted at 9:26 PM, Jun 07, 2022

Early election night results show incumbent Elaina Cano with a strong lead in the race for San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder.

Cano was appointed to the position after former Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong resigned last year.

She was being challenged in the June 7 Primary Election by James Baugh and Stew Jenkins.

As of 10 p.m., Cano had 68% of the vote. Baugh had 16% and Jenkins had nearly 15%.

After the first results were released, Jenkins released a statement saying, "We will wait and see. I’ve had a great time campaigning for office. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the people’s will. I want to thank all of my supporters for their encouragement and support."

Baugh told KSBY, "We think we are in a good position. We are looking forward to a rapid & transparent vote-counting process that will deliver accurate results."

If confirmed, Cano says she wants to open a Clerk-Recorder's Office in the North County.

"I heard it loud and clear throughout this whole campaign trail, and I’m willing to fight to have that North County office open," Cano said. "I see each one of those votes as them trusting in me. They voted for me because they trust me. There is a lot of work that I need to do, but each one of those votes, that is what it means to me."