State government

Schaupp’s lead grows as counting continues

By From page A4 | June 08, 2014

Charlie Schaupp’s lead inched higher and the gap between second-place Bill Dodd and third-place Dan Wolk narrowed as vote counting continued on Friday in Assembly District 4.

A batch of votes from Solano County helped Schaupp, a Republican farmer and retired Marine officer from Esparto, expand his advantage over Dodd, a longtime Napa County supervisor, to 489 votes. Schaupp led by a single vote after Tuesday’s top-two primary election.

Dodd’s lead over fellow Democrat Dan Wolk, Davis’ mayor pro tem, shrank to 500 votes on Friday. That gap stood at 629 after Election Day.

Also on Friday, the state released a report showing remaining ballot counts — some of them estimates, some precise — in each county, turned in over the course of the week. It showed 28,015 in Sonoma County, 8,600 in Napa, 7,182 in Yolo, 6,053 in Lake and 1,790 in Solano, with Colusa County complete, among the counties of District 4. (The Solano number was as of Thursday, before it tallied more votes on Friday.)

The counties were required by the secretary of state to turn in an estimate of ballots remaining. They were not asked to break down where those votes are from within their borders, leaving it unclear how many ballots are left inside the district. In Yolo County, for example, District 4 does not include West Sacramento.

Wolk led in Yolo after Election Day, but he was third-best in Sonoma, Napa and Lake — counties in which Schaupp and Dodd finished first or second.

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, a Democrat, and legislative aide and UC Davis student Dustin Call, a Republican, finished well back in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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