It is going to take more than an election to trash the mudslinging at the Midway City Sanitary District.
With all 93 precincts reporting, incumbents Jane Kirkpatrick and J.R. (Bob) Siefen were reelected Tuesday to what promises to be 4 more years of fireworks as directors of the sanitary district, which covers Midway City, 90% of Westminster and the west side of Garden Grove.
Kirkpatrick, 60, a 9-year board veteran whose family calls her the “garbage queen,” won 35.9% of the vote; Siefen, 59, won with 24%, beating Kirkpatrick’s running mate, Marvin Rofsky, by only 899 votes. Helen Rutkowski, Siefen’s ally, came in last with 17.7% of the vote.
Kirkpatrick and Siefen, currently the president of the five-member board, have made their animosity toward each other widely known, and each had hoped for a decisive governing edge from the balloting..
Because neither Rofsky nor Rutkowski was elected, however, the 3-2 margin of the Siefen faction remains in place.