Gordon Dakin, Matt Stamey and H. Jay Kerr are the winners in a five-way race for three seats on the San Ramon Valley Fire District board.

Dakin, an Alameda County fire captain, is the vote leader capturing m31.51 percent of the vote. His campaign had the backing of the San Ramon Valley Firefighters Association International Association of Firefighters Local 3546.

Business owner Stamey, who took 25.45 percent of the vote, was the lone incumbent running for re-election. Incumbents Tom Linari and Roxanne Lindsay opted not to run again.

Kerr, a veterinarian, is aligned with Stamey on their desire to seek concessions from the firefighters union in contract negotiations. He won 23.03 percent of the vote.

Challengers Stephen Mohun,a certified public accountant, and Chevron information technology professional Gerardo Peniche fell well short of third place vote-getter Kerr. Mohun took 8.85 percent of the vote, and Peniche captured 12 percent.

Mohun and Peniche also had the backing of the firefighters union. They and Dakin all have family ties to the district.

The district provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, the southern area of Morgan Territory and the Tassajara Valley. It maintains 10 fire stations -- one of them volunteer-staffed -- and employs 190 personnel.


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The district been running budget deficits for the past four years and is relying on its dwindling reserve fund to balance the budget. The firefighters union has been in contract negotiations with the district for the past 18 months.

Contact Jason Sweeney at 925-847-2123. Follow him at Twitter.com/Jason_Sweeney.