County Government

Chamberlain holds off Pimentel in supervisorial race

By From page A7 | June 14, 2012

Incumbent Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain finished 449 votes ahead of challenger Art Pimentel in the final tally of votes this week.

Pimentel, the mayor of Woodland, received 2,831 votes and swept all precincts in the city of Woodland, but fell to Chamberlain, who received 3,280 votes and won the unincorporated areas of the 5th Supervisorial District.

Chamberlain has represented the district since 2004, but faced a tough challenge this year after redistricting removed the city of Winters — where he enjoyed strong support — and added a sizeable portion of Woodland to the district instead.

Woodland residents now comprise a majority in the 5th District, but Pimentel’s supporters there did not turn out in big enough numbers to counter Chamberlain’s strength in the rural areas.

Chamberlain also ran stronger in Woodland than Pimentel did in the unincorporated precincts. Chamberlain finished with 53.7 percent of the vote to Pimentel’s 46.3 percent.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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