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CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION 2012
Jim Cook ousted as Siskiyou supervisor
Criss leads race by 2-1 margin
By LEE JUILLERAT, Herald and News 6/6/12
Brandon Criss unseated incumbent Jim Cook in Tuesday’s Siskiyou County Supervisor District 1 election.
Based on early returns, Criss, who lives in Macdoel , was outpolling Cook by nearly a two to one margin, 792 to 481.
“I’m ecstatic,” Criss said Tuesday night.
He credited a “great campaign team” and strategy. Criss launched his campaign in May 2011 throughout his district, which includes portions of the Tulelake Basin and Butte Valley.
“I was door-to-door shaking hands, standing out in front of the post offices,” he said of his campaign strategy. Criss also said he emphasized to voters throughout his large geographic district that he will represent all areas of his district, including the Shasta Valley and McCloud areas. “I’m committed to representing the entire district. The goal is to represent the whole district.”
Criss said one of his immediate priorities will be opposing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, which calls for removal of four Klamath River dams. He also pledged to advocate water supplies for Tulelake Basin irrigators.
“It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the constituents of District 1,” Cook said Monday night.
Two other incumbent supervisors in areas outside the Klamath Basin were re-elected. District 4 Supervisor Grace Bennett of Yreka was unopposed while District 2 Supervisor Ed Valenzuela of Mount Shasta City easily withstood a challenge from Dan Dorsey by taking more than 70 percent of the early returns.
City Council elections for Dorris and Tulelake will be held in November.
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