Members of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots have released results of the group's first-ever straw poll, five days before the June 5 primary election.
The straw poll was conducted Thursday May 31 in Diamond Jim's Banquet Hall, , Mentone. About 100 Redlands Tea Party members cast ballots, said party official Annie Rumary, who helped count the ballots Thursday night.
Conservative candidates swept the informal, non-binding poll, as expected. Winners are Republican unless otherwise noted.
In State Asembly races, the straw poll results listed winners as:
District 33 Crestline, Big Bear and Hesperia - Tim Donnelly
District 40 Redlands, Loma Linda and Highland - Mike Morrell
District 42 Yucaipa and Calimesa - Brian Nestande
District 47 Colton and Grand Terrace - Jeane Ensley
District 61 Riverside and Moreno Valley - Bill Batey and Joe Ludwig finished in a tie
In State Assembly races:
District 23 Redlands, Highland and Yucaipa - Bill Emmerson
District 31 Riverside, Moreno Valley - Jeff Miller
U.S. House of Representatives:
District 8 Highland, Yucaipa, Hesperia - Gregg Imus
District 31 Redlands, Loma Linda - Gary Miller
District 35 Rialto, Bloomington - Anthony Vieyra, Green Party
District 36 Beaumont, Banning - Mary Bono Mack
District 41 - Riverside, Moreno Valley - John Tavaglione
Dennis Jackson defeated Don Hughes by four votes
San Bernardino County Supervisor:
1st District - Robert Lovingood
3rd District - Neil Derry
5th District - John Taack
Redlands Tea Party members also voted in the straw poll for San Bernardino County Republican Party Central Committee.
"We want to get in there and make that stronger, truly conservative," Rumary said. "Not just establishment."
The county Republican central committee winners are listed on the attached pdf "Straw Poll May 31 2012."
Several candidates in locally relevant races spoke during the event, including:
Dennis Jackson, candidate for U.S. Senate
Gregg Imus, candidate for U.S. Congress, 8th District
Bill Jensen, candidate for U.S. Congress, 8th District
Jeane Ensley, candidate for State Assembly, 47th District
Lane Schneider, candidate for Central Committee, 3rd District
David Rempel, candidate for Central Committee, 3rd District
Mike Rossiter – candidate for Central Committee, 5th District
For more information about the Redlands Tea Party, visit www.redlandsteaparty.com.