County Election Results: A Look
The results are in! Here are the outcomes in some of the local races we were following on Tuesday:
Los Angeles County
As expected, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was handily re-elected in District 3. Her District 1 colleague Hilda Solis, who ran unopposed, is also headed back to the Board.
For Sheriff Jim McDonnell, it was a slightly different story. L.A. County’s top cop garnered 47.45% of the vote. That means he’s headed for a runoff this November with Alex Villanueva, who came in second place.
Read more about the race for county sheriff here.
San Diego County
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore was re-elected Tuesday. Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan, who had been the target of a nationwide campaign to elect reform-minded prosecutors, will also keep her seat.
In the race for the County Board of Supervisors District 4, the top two vote-getters were Nathan Fletcher and Bonnie Dumanis. The two are headed for a runoff in November. In District 5, the top two were Jim Desmond and Michelle Gomez (45.54% to 22.33%). Desmond’s showing was impressive, but not enough to avoid a runoff.
See full results here.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer will challenge District Attorney Tony Rackauckus for his seat this November. Expect sparks to fly.
District 2 Supervisor Michelle Steel won re-election. Tim Shaw and Doug Chaffee will advance to runoff.
See full results here.
District 4 Supervisor Manuel “Manny” Perez won re-election with 56.91% of the vote. In District 2, the top finishers were Eric Linder (26.31%) and Karen Spiegel (24.62%). In District 5, the winners were Russ Bough (28.45%) and Jeff Hewitt (24.94%).
Sheriff Stan Sniff finished behind Chad Bianco, though neither of them captured 50%. District Attorney Mike Hestrin was re-elected with 67.10% of the vote.
See full results here.
San Bernardino County
With the Colonies corruption trial weighing heavily on voters’ minds, District Attorney Mike Ramos was shown the door. Read more about the man who will replace him at the San Bernardino Sun.
Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County voters recalled a sitting member of the judiciary for the second time in California’s history. Read our article on the recall of Judge Aaron Persky here.
Meanwhile, in Board of Supervisors District 4, the latest numbers looked like this:
Susan Ellenberg 33.52%
Don Rocha 20.35%
Pierluigi Oliverio 19.63%
Jason Baker 11.62%
Dominic Caserta 6.46%
Mike Alvarado 5.20%
Maria Hernandez 3.22%
As of Sunday evening, the race for San Francisco mayor was still too close to call. Board of Supervisors President London Breed was leading former state senator Mark Leno by 1,580 votes.
The outcome of San Francisco’s ballot measures was as follows:
• Proposition A to authorize the public utilities commission to issue bonds for power facilities with two-thirds approval from supervisors: PASS
• Proposition B to require members of boards and commissions outlined in the City Charter to resign when running for local or state office: PASS
• Proposition C to place an additional tax on the lease of commercial property for landlords to fund early child care and education programs: TOO CLOSE TO CALL
• Proposition D to authorize an additional tax on commercial properties for landlords to fund affordable housing and homeless services: FAIL
• Proposition E to prohibit local retailers from selling flavored tobacco products in San Francisco: PASS
• Proposition F to provide legal representation for tenants facing eviction: PASS
• Proposition G to authorize the San Francisco Unified School District to levy a new annual parcel tax on real property: PASS
• Proposition H to reaffirm a plan to equip the city’s police officers with tasers and outline new policies governing their use: FAIL
• Proposition I to establish a new policy discouraging professional sports teams from relocating to San Francisco when they have been established and running profitably in another location for more than 20 years: FAIL
• Regional Measure 3 to raise bridge tolls in the Bay Area (Golden Gate Bridge excluded) to fund the Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan: PASS
San Joaquin County
Embattled San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore was defeated by Pat Withrow Tuesday. It was an emotional outcome for Brittany Gonzales and others who say their loved ones’ autopsies were mishandled under Moore’s leadership.
“I just broke down and cried, like hyperventilating, just shaky. It brought back all those memories and it was hard,” Gonzales told a local station.
The county’s incoming sheriff says he will do everything he can to right the wrongs of the former administration. He is supporting an independent investigation into possible interference with death investigations by the sheriff’s department under Steve Moore. He also said he is open to welcoming back Drs. Bennet Omalu and Susan Parson, who famously resigned in protest from the coroner’s department last year. Parson has said she will consider it now that a new sheriff is in town. Unfortunately, Dr. Omalu has already applied for another job.