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Garofalo wins Sheriff Race by a Landslide

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Sergeant Joe Garofalo claimed victory for Colusa County Sheriff in commanding fashion.

Garofalo earned 79.78% percent of the vote, easily distancing himself from Gary Teragawa, who also ran in the race.

“I would like to thank the voters, my campaign volunteers, my family, friends and community members for their trust and support,” said Garofalo as he celebrated his victory at Rocco’s Bar & Grill in Colusa.

With a combined population of 21,358 (2012 U.S. Census statistic), Colusa County has a total of 7,653 registered voters within its communities and nearly 47% (3,579) cast their ballots in the 2014 June Primary Election.

“I think it was a good turnout,” said Colusa County Clerk and Recorder, Kathleen Moran, “as I visited the polling places, people were in voting booths and there seemed to be a steady flow.”

In 2012 during the Presidential Primary, Colusa County had a 47% turnout with a then 3,602 votes cast of the 7,631 registered voters.

The unofficial election results were made available to the public on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 for the Colusa County June Primary Election on the Williams Pioneer Review’s website.

In addition to the Sheriff-Coroner race, nine other county office seats were voted for.

Arnold Gross took the lead on Colusa County Assessor. Gross received 59% (1,767) of the vote, and Andrea Correa with 40.93% (1,226) of the vote. There were two write-in votes, and 92 undecided.

Rose Gallo-Vasquez took the lead on a very close race for Clerk and Recorder. Gallo-Vasquez received 55.04% (1,863) of the vote, and Amy Gwinnup with 41.47% (1,448) of the vote.

Mike West took the lead with the Colusa County Superintendent of Schools. West received 73.53% (2,117) of the vote, and Theresa Hawk 26.22% (755) of the vote. There were seven write-in’s and 208 undecided.

Colusa County Auditor-Controller incumbent Peggy Hickel-Scroggins ran unopposed and was re-elected with 2,540 votes.

Colusa County District Attorney incumbent John Poyner ran unopposed and was re-elected with 2,352 votes.

Colusa County Supervisor District 5 incumbent Denise Carter ran unopposed and was re-elected with 722 votes.

Colusa County Supervisor District 1 incumbent Kim Dolbow-Vann ran unopposed and was re-elected with 409 votes.

The Princeton Voting Precinct voted on Measure ‘S’.

Measure ‘S’ is to renovate and modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms, science labs and school facilities, upgrade out-of-date plumbing, sewer, electrical, heating and air-conditioning systems, update classroom learning technology and improve school safety and accessibility. This measure would be funded by the Princeton Joint Unified School District issuing $2,750,000 in bonds at legal rates, to acquire, repair and equip classrooms, sites, facilities, with mandatory independent financial audits, and citizen’s oversight.

Measure ‘S’ received 75 votes YES and 29 votes NO, with four undecided.

Editor’s Note: results contained within this article were provided to the Williams Pioneer Review by the Colusa County Elections Department. All data within these results is assumed accurate at the time of publishing. For current election results, please visit our website at:

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Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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