The March 8 Municipal Election for the City of Bishop was decided a scant 45 minutes after the poll closed with Jim Ellis and incumbent Jeff Griffiths decided by voters as Bishop City Council members for the next four years. This will be Griffths' second term and Ellis' first at a publicly elected post.
In an area where, "every vote counts" said Inyo County Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote at City Hall Tuesday, the decision was down to the wire with all but the Second District counted by 8:30 p.m, incumbent Bruce Dishion and Ellis were a mere six votes apart, with Ellis at 45 and Dishion at 39. At the end, with absentee and provisional ballots counted the unofficial results netted Griffiths with a total of 430 votes, Ellis with 350 and Dishion at 315.
Full standings of results and reactions from candidates will be in the Thursday, March 10 issue of The Inyo Register.