Tuesday Nov 06 2012
Starsky, Sheldon poised for re-election to Folsom City Council
Challenger Roger Gaylord garners more than 20 percent of vote
FOLSOM, CA - With more than half the precincts reporting, the two incumbents are poised to retain their seats on the Folsom City Council.
With Jeff Starsky and Ernie Sheldon only 400 votes apart by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, each claiming nearly 40 percent of the vote, first-time challenger Roger Gaylord's bid garnered 21 percent of the vote.
There were two seats, currently held by Starsky and Sheldon, who appear to be on their way to another term.
Sheldon said Gaylord put up an impressive showing.
"My supporters say they give him credit for trying," Sheldon said from an election party at his home Tuesday night. "I got along fine with Gaylord. We've seen a lot of people run once and never come back. Hopefully, that won't happen with him."
Sheldon said Gaylord's youth shouldn't be held against him.
"I think Roger did good considering he has no experience," Sheldon said. "I'd like to see him get that experience (by staying involved with the city)."
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.