U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
In District 1, it will be Republican Doug LaMalfa on the November ballot, against Fall River Mills tax attorney Jim Reed (Democrat). LaMalfa received almost 38% of the vote yesterday. Reed received 25%. Republican Sam Aanestad from Penn Valley came in third with 14%, and is out of the hotly contested race.
In District 2 Jared Huffman, a Democrat, and Daniel Roberts, a Republican will face off in November. And in District 3, it will be Democrat John Garamendi from Walnut Grove and Arbuckle Republican Kim Vann.
Democrat Diane Feinstein, a long time U.S. Senator, received over 49% of the vote last night. She will face Republican Elezabeth Emken in the fall. Emken received 12.5% of the vote. There was a long list of candidates for this Senate seat, but no one else made it into the double digits.
Redistricting opened up this state senate race in Northern California. Senator Ted Gains, a Republican from Rocklin, picked up almost 49% of the vote. He will face Nevada City land use planner Julie Griffith-Flatter on the ballot. She’s a Democrat.
Lassen County farmer and supervisor Brian Dahle, a Republican, was in the lead last night so is one of the “top two” choices for the fall ballot for Assembly District 1. But we’re not sure if Dahle will be running against another Republican, Rick Bosetti of Redding, or Democrat Robert Meacher of Taylorsville – another county supervisor. They are within about 1.5 points of each other. It’s really too close to call.
In the District 2 Assembly race, we’ll see two Democrats run against each other in the fall. Incumbent Wesley Chesbro from Arcata carried 64% of the vote. Tom Lynch of Guerneville carried 23%.
In District 3, incumbent Dan Logue, a Republican from Marysville rallied with 42% of the vote last night. Oliver farmer Charles Rouse, a Democrat from Corning, received 32%, so the two of them will face off in November.
COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES
Measure A, concerning medicinal marijuana, was defeated last night 54% to 46%. Also, the three school bonds measures in Butte County — B, C & D –failed. Measure B had 59% “no” votes, and 40% “yes’s.” Measures C and D got got a majority of” yes’s,” but not the 55% needed for passage.
There won’t be a shopping center built at Churn Creek Bottom . There was a 65% no vote on Measure A… and a 70% no vote on Measure B. Citizens of Shasta County weighed in saying through their vote that they did not want to restrict building in the agricultural area of churn Creek Bottom until 2036.
Chickens WILL be allowed in some less urban areas of Yreka – but no roosters. Measure M passed 52.5% to 47.5%. A $25 library parcel tax failed in Dunsmuir last night. Though 58% of the voters in those precincts support Measure N, it would have needed 2/3rds to pass.
Incumbent Jim Cook is out as Supervisor of District 1. Brandon Criss, a farmer and volunteer firefighter received 62% of the vote last night, beating out Cook. District 2 Supervisor Ed Valenzuela retains his seat with over 70% of the vote.
Major upset in Modoc County as two sitting supervisors lose their seats. Shorty Crabtree of Alturas, the incumbent in District 4, only received 27 votes – and so Pamela Owens of Canby, who received 116 votes, wins the seat. In the District 2 race, incumbent Jeffrey Bullock pulled in only 32%, with the seat going to John Pederson, who received 68% of the vote.
An upset in Tehama County District 5 Supervisor race – as incumbent Ron Warner received 43% of the vote. The seat goes to Burt Bundy, former superviso,r who sat on the dais for 12 years. He received 56%. Incumbent Steve Chamblin of District 1 retains his seat with 63% of the vote.
Leonard Moty, the incumbent in Supervisorial District 2, may not have to be in a run-off in November, but it’s too early to tell. He received 50.76% of the vote. He needs over 50% to win. There are a lot of provisional ballots to count. Those are absentee ballots turned into polling precincts by voters on Tuesday, June 5th. If it’s a run-off, he’ll face Scott Swendiman, who received 34.5% of the vote. Glenn Hawes’ old seat in District 3 MAY go to Pam Giacomini. She received 49% of the vote. Again, too close to call. She might win it outright or will be in a run-off in November with current city council member Patrick Henry Jones, who received 37% of the vote. And in Supervisoral District 4, it will definitely be a run off between Cheri Beck, who received over 37% of the vote — and Bill Schappell, who received more than 21%. This was Linda Hartman’s district, and she decided not to run again.
Bill Connelly retains his District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors by receiving over 68% of the vote. He’s the incumbent. There will be a run-off in Kim Yamaguchi’s old seat in District 5. Joe Diduca received the most votes at 41%, with Doug Teeter in the run-off by receiving just under 25%.
District 2 Supervisor Judy Morris retains her seat, receiving about 54% of the vote. Herk Shriner got 46%. Karl Fisher takes the seat in District 3 by receiving 55.5% of the vote. And in District 5, John Fenley carries the seat by receiving 56%.
The people supported the three incumbents up for supervisor yesterday. Tom Indrieri keeps his District 2 seat with 60% of the vote. For District 3, Mark Marshall stays in the seat with 57%, and in District 4, Gary Evens carried the night with 53%. Provisional ballots could create an upset in that race. We’ll have to keep a close eye on those results when they become official.
The incumbent in District 2, Jim Chapman, stays on the Board of Supervisors after receiving 57% of the vote. In District 1, it’s too close to call. Incumbent Robert Pyle carried 51% of the vote to Jean Hodge’s 49%. The results could change in this race when provisional ballots are counted. And Brian Dahle left his seat in District 4 to run for the Assembly. 4th generation Lassen County cattle rancher Aaron Albaugh handily picked up that seat on the Board of Supervisors after receiving 58% of the vote.
The Plumas County Supervisorial incumbents fared well. Terry Swofford will retain the District 1 seat after receiving over 55% of the vote. Lori Simpson stays in her seat after picking up 63% support.
The incumbent in Glenn County’s District 5 Supervisor race stays in his seat. Leigh W. McDaniel picked up 72% of the vote. Jesus V. Campos, a retired teacher, received 28%.
There will be a run-off in District 2 with incumbent John Nicoletti only getting 48% of the voters’ support. Christina Billeci picked up 42%. Incumbent Mary Jane Griego retains her District 3 seat after picking up over 55% of the vote over Veronica Ramos. And in District 4, Roger Abe, the incumbent, received 64% of voter support to keep his seat on the Board of Supervisors in Yuba County.
There will be a run off for Supervisor of District 1. Jeffery Boone was just .6% points ahead of Ron Sullenger. Both are farmers. In District 4, incumbent Jim Whitaker keeps the seat by taking 56% of the vote. Preet Didbal, a manager in the Department of Corrections in Sutter county, received 43%.
There will be a run off for Superior Court Judge in Trinity County. Elizabeth W. Johnson received over 45% of the vote and will face Eric Heryford in November, who received over 20% of the vote.
Yuba County voters supported Benjamin Wirtschafter for Superior Court Judge with 57% support. And there will be a run-off for a superior court judgeship in Sutter County, but we’re not sure yet who will be on the ballot. Sarah Heckman will definitely be on the ballot. But for the #2 position – there’s just about 35 votes separating Jud Waggoman and Michael J. Sullinger. So we’lll have to have those absentee ballots counted before we know exactly what will be happening in this race in November.
PROPOSITIONS 28 & 29
California voters have approved a tweak to term limits that supporters say will promote consistency and reduce the influence of lobbyists. Proposition 28 will limit lawmakers to 12 years, but allow them to spend that time in one house or a combination in both houses of the state Legislature. The measure had about two-thirds support with more than 2 million votes cast Tuesday night. Currently, lawmakers can serve up to three two-year terms in the Assembly and two four-year terms in the Senate, for a total of 14 years. Good government organizations argued that California’s strict term limits assure that the statehouse is filled with inexperienced politicians who are overly reliant on lobbyists and bureaucrats to help them write legislation. Critics warned the change would lead to entrenchment in the state Capitol. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press)
It’s still too close to call the California initiative to raise the tax on tobacco products. As of Wednesday morning, opposition to the increase leads by just over one percent, or about 64,000 votes, out of more than 3.8 million votes counted. But there’s an unknown number of ballots left to be tallied. In California, even with all precincts reporting, there typically are many late-arriving early voting and absentee ballots not counted until after election day. These ballots typically comprise up to 20 percent of all votes, meaning potentially hundreds of thousands of votes are still to be counted statewide. The tobacco industry spent tens of millions of dollars on an ad campaign against imposing an additional $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research. Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong led the effort to pass the tax hike. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press)
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