By Mark Barnes
Residents woke up to fog on Wednesday morning but it was clear who the new Kuna City Council members were that they voted for the day before.
The two new city council members will be returning incumbent Richard Cardoza and Pat Jones. Both garnered more than 30 percent of the vote with Warren Christensen a close third with 26.8 percent. KC Maly was a distant fourth with approximately 10 percent of the vote.
Voter turnout was very low as expected in a non-presidential, non-mayoral race. Precinct averages for the largest areas ranged from 4.63 percent of registered voters in precinct 2208 to 7.47 percent in precinct 2211. Precinct 2212 had a voter turnout of 12 percent but only accounted for 56 total votes. For comparison, on another non-regular election in Kuna last year, the school district supplemental levy election on Tuesday, August 29, 2012, the turnout was 35.15 percent in precinct 2207.
In the north of Kuna, precinct 2207 (northwest of Deer Flat Road and Ten Mile Road) showed the most support for Warren Christensen and Richard Cardoza. Precinct 2208 (north of Deer Flat Road between Ten Mile Road and Meridian Road) supported both Cardoza and Pat Jones but had the lowest voter turnout with only 4.63 percent of eligible voters. Precinct 2209 (West of School Avenue between Deer Flat Road and Kuna/Avalon Road), precinct 2210 (East of School Avenue with north and south borders like 2209), and precinct 2211 (west of Swan Falls Road south of Avalon) all supported Cardoza and Jones.