Waiting for canvass for official results
Councilmen Bruce Roundy and Jim Paschall expressed satisfaction Wednesday at their victories in Tuesday's election.
"You always feel really good after an election (is done)," Roundy said. "It (the win) re-affirmed what you have been doing."
He said his re-election also is humbling and he is "grateful to the people that voted for me."
Roundy garnered 1,205 votes for 27.67 percent as of Thursday - making him the leader in the five-candidate race.
The election count is complete, but the results are not official until the canvass is completed and the Board of Supervisors certifies the election.
Roundy said he will continue to do his due diligence for the city and try to vote for the greater good of Orland in his next term.
"When I am on that dais, I keep that in mind," he said.
Roundy also is looking forward to working with City Manager Peter Carr, whom he said has "done an excellent job" in trying to move the city ahead.
He described Carr as a "get it done guy," and said it is exciting to get things done.
"I am looking forward to working with the other council persons," Roundy added. "I see better days ahead for Orland."
Paschall said it is gratifying to see the voters think he has done a good job.
"A good enough job they put you back in there. I must have done something right," he said.
His platform was to use common sense, and he plans to continue to support the new city manager.
Businesses coming into Orland will help increase sales taxes, and that could allow it to make improvements in the future, Paschall said.
He also said he is pleased Roundy got back in because of his experience, but he did not have a preference with the other candidates.
"I would like to see some younger people in there, but they are not running," Paschall said. "So we older people will have to do the best we can."
Paschall's count was 918 votes and 21.04 percent.
As to be expected, Edwards said she feels good about her win.
"It will be four years of work and dedication," Edwards said, "which is quite a bite for anybody to chew."
She said the year-round job forces council members to work around the council's schedule, and she will have to learn to work with some strong personalities.
But Edwards said she sees more positives about the experience than negatives.
She added issues she wants to see addressed include more street lights and road repairs.
"The lighting in some neighborhoods is truly abysmal," Edwards said, and lack of street lights is conducive to higher crime rates.
Edwards' semi-official count was 854 votes and 19.57 percent.
Veteran Councilman Mike Yalow came in last in the race as of Thursday with 637 votes for 14.60 percent.
Former council member Marjorie Palmer was fourth with 750 votes and 17.19 percent.