Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Election 2005 Results

WOW! What a crazy election night! 8 votes...that is all that separates Roger Bray and Incumbent Harry Neuhardt in the Pocatello City Council race for seat #5. 8 votes...I just can't get over it! The results are in with all 17 precincts reporting and they are:


BANNOCK COUNTY
POCATELLO MUNICIPAL ELECTION
11/08/2005


Total Number Voting
9,693
Precincts Reporting
17 of 17

POCATELLO CITY MAYOR
**ROGER CHASE
5,508 (57.17 %)
SHARON NILSON
4,127 (42.83 %)

POCATELLO CITY COUNCIL SEAT 4
BRIAN SPENCER
1,188 (12.56 %)
**RICHARD STALLINGS
6,234 (65.93 %)
JENNIFER TRAYLOR
2,034 (21.51 %)

POCATELLO CITY COUNCIL SEAT 5
**ROGER BRAY
3,715 (39.88 %)
EDMUND A. COOK
1,894 (20.33 %)
HARRY NEUHARDT
3,707 (39.79 %)

POCATELLO CITY COUNCIL SEAT 6
PAUL GREGERSEN
1,798 (19.18 %)
MARJANNA HULET
3,475 (37.07 %)
**GARY MOORE
4,100 (43.74 %)

Congratulations to the Mayor, Richard, Roger, and Gary tonight, but also a big congratulations to Marjanna Hulet who fought a hard fight and came far closer to winning than most expected her to. When the Democratic candidates split the ticket it's always going to hurt one or both. Marjanna ran a good positive combing and applaud her!

...And on a personal note, my candidates in Burley didn't do too bad. Congrats to Gordie Hansen and Doug Manning. Sadly, Jon Anderson was re-elected, but let me just say Curtis Mendenhall is a great Democrat and an awesome candidate. He'll get his chance.

Of and we can't forget politics on a national level...New Jersey and Virginia? Am I dreaming?
In Virginia, Kaine (D) has beat Kilgore (R). The numbers are as follows:

Kaine (D)
1,008,445 (52%)
Kilgore (R)
902,680 (46%)

And in New Jersey, the dirtiest, most negative campaign I have seen in my mere 20 years, about 15 of which I've actually known what a campaign is, was won by none other than Senator John Corzine. Corzine has beaten Forrester by approximately 10%. Wow. (That wow almost equals the Roger Bray "wow," okay, not really Roger Bray has my vote for biggest "wow" of the year!)

It's looking good for Democrats again. I'd also in the midst of my congratulations like to personally thank President Bush for getting out and supporting Mr. Kilgore in Virginia. For me, and probably many Democrats across the state (since Brandi Swindell got her head handed to her on a platter), as Toby of The West Wing would say, tomorrow is the day of jubilee!

2 comments:

Nick Speth said...

It really is. In NYC (no Republican stronghold, but anyway) Dems won every race except for the mayoral, which was won by RINO Mike Bloomberg.

Tara A. Rowe said...

A semi-Democrat (also known as a RINO) won a city council race in Burley...one of the most conservative if not most conservative counties in all of Idaho. After Tuesday I've had a great deal more faith in my party than I have had in years.