There's a new supervisor-elect in the Second District.
The Humboldt County Elections Office released final results today for the Nov. 3 election and they have challenger Michelle Bushnell besting two-term incumbent and current Board of Supervisors Chair Estelle Fennell, having taken 52 percent of the vote to Fennell's 48 percent and winning the race by 416 votes. Bushnell, a rancher and small business owner, will be seated in January.
Down in Ferndale, former Mayor Don Hindley will get his gavel back, having fended off Robin Smith to reclaim the seat he previously held from 2014 through 2018, taking 53 percent of the vote to Smith's 47 percent.
With all the ballots counted, 69,932 Humboldt County residents voted in this election, 82 percent of those registered and 68 percent of those eligible.
See the full results copied below.
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