Maricopa bond measure fails to get 55 percent, WKWD gets new board member

Incumbents fared pretty well in Westside elections but Maricopa Bond issue narrowly failed.

Taft Union High School Board President John Kopp was reelected and a former member, George Harmer, was elected back to the board.

Harmer will fill the seat left open by Wendy Berry, who didn't seek reelection.

In the Maricopa Unified School District, incumbent Renee Adamo and Breann Hemann were elected, but Measure F, a $14 million bond that was going to pay for major improvements at the school, fell just short of the 55 percent vote it needed to pass.

It received 162 yes votes for 52.77 percent and 145 no votes.

Incembents were relected to the Midway and McKittrick school boards Teea Simons won in Midway with 61 vots, far ahead of her only challenger Charles Barba with 14.

Julia Sagasar Morris won in McKittrick with 17 votes, just ahead of Carl (Rick) Twisselman (13) and George Dennis Murphy (10)

In the West Kern Water District, two of the three incumbents were releected, but a challenger was the top vote getter.

Bo Bravo placed first with 1,065 votes (21.45 percent), incumbents David Wells (992 votes) and Gary Morris (969) were releected with more than 19 percent of the vote. Incumbent Roger Miller Jr. failed in his bid for reelection with 858 votes (17.28 percent).

There were no contested elections for the West Side Health Care District, Taft City Council, Taft Cty School District or West Kern Community College District.