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No fewer than 41 positions that help guide an assortment of public agencies—make it 48 if you count the five quasi-public sewer and water districts—will be up for election in 2015. Here's how to get on the ballot...
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).