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Wildomar's Bridgette Moore Victorious In Reelection Bid And Parks' Win

Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore claims a reelection win and a parks' triumph.

NOTE FROM REGISTRAR'S OFFICE AS OF 8 a.m. Wednesday: Election Night vote counting is complete, but results are not final. Information regarding provisional, vote-by-mail, and damaged ballots that require duplication and remain to be counted will be posted shortly.

UPDATED 8:28 a.m.: After a devastating parks’ loss last year, Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore has a lot to celebrate this time around.

In addition to winning her reelection bid Tuesday, the councilwoman's passion for keeping city parks open has also succeeded at the ballot box.

Wildomar parks' supporters sqeaked out a narrow victory by passing Measure Z with the required a two-thirds majority. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the final tally was 66.77 percent.

Wildomar resident John Lloyd has spearheaded the Measure Z campaign efforts and said by phone Wednesday that it was indeed a very good day.

"It passed by about 25 votes," he said, adding that he believes the two-thirds majority would hold if the results were challenged.

During her stop at an Election Night party at The Diamond Tuesday with a host of political VIPs, Moore was all smiles as election results trickled in.

From onset, she maintained a comfortable lead in the race for city council, and the results for Measure Z continued to show increases in the number of Yes votes as the night went on.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS]

Incumbent Wildomar Councilman Bob Cashman, who was also up for reelection and supported the parks' measure, was victorious in his bid.

Moore's and Cashman's seats were the only two up for grabs on the Wildomar City Council this year.

Tuesday night Moore told Patch she was grateful to her supporters and the volunteers who worked on the Measure Z campaign.

“There were a lot of people who worked very hard,” she said.

Moore herself dedicated much of her time as well to the effort.

“I actually campaigned more for parks than I did for myself,” she said.

Click here for the latest results on the Wildomar City Council race and updates on Measure Z.

92595 November 09, 2012 at 02:59 AM
What does it need to pass, exactly/officially? 2/3rds = ~ 66.67. Is this correct, or was it rounded to 66.7%?
Cris Grandmaison November 09, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I say great job to Bridgette Moore for her tireless efforts to keep the parks open and for all the volunteers that have given so freely of their time to ensure there was someplace in our city for children to play. I have lived here for 24 years and my 4 children are now all adults. I am so tired of this "park battle" and am ashamed to see so many citizens unwilling to open their wallets for the children for less than what many spend on Starbucks, fast food or pedicures in one month. When I purchased my home 20 years ago which was 3 yrs old at the time, there was a beautiful park in the neighborhood which was one of the selling points. Needless to say, it closed a year later along with all the other parks and I was forced to drive to Murrieta every time my children wanted to play at the park. Additionally we had to pay "non residence" fees to play sports in other cities as there were no local parks open on which to play team sports. I am all for the City being held accountable for their spending but don't we all have larger battles to fight?
Gil Rasmussen November 09, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Lauren; congratulations on your astute observation. "Heritage Regency Park" was never intended to be a park. It is actually a "detention basin," designed to receive and capture waterflow from nearby neighborhoods. "Working on the drainage," as you suggest, would alter its original purpose to protect nearby homes from rainwater.
The Teller of Truth November 09, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Sour grapes Gil? I once said that everyone should pick their battles carefully & do their homework. Doesn't seem like you bothered with either. Hey... right there on the side of your face...you missed it...theres still a litlle egg left...LOL.
The Teller of Truth November 09, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Boy you're like a pit bull about letting things go...huh!

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