San Juan County certifies election results

In the Nov. 6 general election, the county prosecuting attorney and sheriff were re-elected, Carolyn Jewett became the next district court judge and a new tax was approved to fund local affordable housing projects. About 84 percent of county voters turned out for this election, which was certified on Nov. 27.

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord secured his sixth consecutive re-election. Sheriff Ronald Krebs also won his first re-election.

Jewett was elected as San Juan County District Court Judge, which is a nonpartisan position and holds a four-year term. Jewett will replace current San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart R. Andrew when he retires at the end of 2018.

Thirty days after Nov. 27, the county will tax 0.5 percent on real estate sales and purchases through a Real Estate Excise Tax, or REET. The revenue will fund the development and preservation of housing for very low-, low- and moderate-income residents and those with special needs.