Voters send incumbents back to work

By on November 8, 2018

Results from Tuesday’s election probably weren’t that surprising to many people. Voters decided the status quo was good enough for races that impact the city of Yucaipa.

In the 8th Congressional District, Marine Colonel (retired) Congressman Paul Cook secured a victory last night by a margin of 20%. The voters decided to send Cook back to D.C. with 60% of the vote compared to Donnelly’s 39%.  Opinion earlier this year among several campaign consultants was that this would be an easy win for Cook.

Voters also sent another republican incumbent back to the California State Assembly in District 42. Mayes garnered 65% of the vote in what is a conservative leaning district defeating Democrat Deniantionette Mazingo.  Mazingo pulled in 34% of the vote.

In State Assembly District 40, Democrat James Ramos edged out Republican Henry Nickel 57% to 42%. While, the district doesn’t serve Yucaipa, it does affect residents because this means as of December 3 there will be a vacancy on the County Board of Supervisors. The Board will have to appoint someone to finish out Ramos’ term.

Two of Yucaipa’s five council districts were up, but incumbent Councilman Greg Bogh faced no challenger this term. The Council appointed Bogh to his third term at a special session of the Council on August 23. In the first district incumbent Councilman David Avila won reelection with 52% of the vote against challenger Wyatt Patrick Padgett who had 47%.

Other races include:
Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District, Area 5
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Division 5
Yucaipa Valley Water District, Division 2, 3 & 5
State Propositions 1-12

Local measure CC passed with 60% for and 39% against.

For results from all of Tuesday’s races visit