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Breaking News: Fetchenhier Elected Commissioner
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Posted on November 06 2012, 8:42pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
San Juan County voters favor Obama; pass 1 percent sales tax for emergency services.

Scott Fetchenhier defeated incumbent San Juan County Commissioner Terry Rhoades in Tuesday’s General Election by a vote of 274-239, a margin of 53-47 percent.

And San Juan County voters overwhelmingly approved a 1 percent county sales tax to help fund emergency services. The vote was 302-196, and 60 to 40 percent margin.

County Commissioner Pete McKay was unopposed for the District 1 seat, getting 324 votes.


San Juan County voters favored President Barack Obama for re-election, giving him 266 votes compared to 212 votes to Romney.

San Juan County voters also favored Democrat Sal Pace over Republican Scott Tipton in the Third Congressional District race.

Pace got 237 votes here, compared to Tipton’s 205.

And in the race for State Representative District 3, San Juan County voters favored Democrat Mike McLachlan over Republican J. Paul Brown by a vote of 269-209.


San Juan County voters overwhelmingly favored state constitutional amendment to make possession of marijuana legal. They favored the measure by a vote of 328-174.


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