Folsom incumbents appear headed for re-election

Folsom Mayor Kerri M. Howell.
Folsom Mayor Kerri M. Howell. Sacramento Bee file

Folsom Mayor Kerri M. Howell and council incumbents Steve Miklos and Andy Morin appeared to fend off spirited challenges to hold their city council seats with a portion of all precincts counted.

Howell, 56, led the pack with about 18 percent of the vote, followed closely by councilmembers Morin, 53, at 17 percent and Miklos, 57, with 16 percent.

But both Roger Gaylord, a local security solutions consultant and member of the city’s utilities commission; and city planning commissioner Jennifer Lane picked up more than 4,400 votes, good enough for 14 percent each and a near dead heat for fourth place.

Gaylord, 31, ran on a campaign to chase out “career incumbent council members elected with Chamber money,” and mind the city’s growth. Lane, 62, ran on quality-of-life issues, positioning herself as a steward of sustainable growth and water conservation.

But Folsom residents appeared to turn again to experienced council hands with Howell, Miklos and Morin in the lead.

Call The Bee’s Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.