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In the treasurer election, which featured two first-time candidates, Rhonda Pederson gained a sizable lead, at 55 percent, over Tony Fyrqvist. Pederson, chief accountant of the auditor's office, collected 2,539 votes in the early election results. Fyrqvist, a senior loan officer and longtime Islanders Bank employee, garnered 2,088.
An upward trajectory may be sufficient to put the measure over the top, which would raise the sales tax in town from 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent over the course of the measure's 10-year span.
With 3,085 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, 53 percent of the district's 5,774 registered voters, "No" votes outnumbered "Yes" votes 1,501 to 1,439, or 51 percent to 49 percent (145 voters failed to cast a vote on the measure).
With a total of 5,645 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, an initial voter-turnout of 47 percent, "Yes" votes for Prop. 1 outnumber "No" votes 3,264 to 2,151, or 60 percent versus 40 percent.