The incumbent was returned to office in the town’s first municipal election in 16 years.
Voters in the town of Oakland made their choice Tuesday, March 8, and incumbent Rick Polland will serve another four years as an Oakland town commissioner for Seat 1.
When the polls were closed and the votes were tallied, Orange County Supervisor of Elections reported the following: Polland had 120 election-day votes, three early votes and 138 vote-by-mail, or 71.31%. His challenger, newcomer Matt Bunevich, had 71 election-day votes, 1 early vote and 33 vote-by-mail, or 28.69%.
“I feel very good that I got so much support from the Oakland voters, and I’m so happy that I’ll serve them for another four years,” Polland said.
“Thank you very much,” he said to his supporters.
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