Election Overview: A Shocker in Humboldt County’s Fifth District Keeps Voters on the Edge of Their Seats and More
With late-arriving vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots still to be counted, last night’s election is not finalized in all cases especially not in the hotly contested Humboldt County Fifth District where Steven Madrone pushed ahead at the last minute to end the night a mere 33 votes ahead of incumbent Ryan Sundberg.
Here are the results for statewide candidate races,
For Governor: it’s Democrat Gavin Newsom in the lead and Republican John Cox will be his challenger this fall.
For Lt. Governor: It’s too close to call with Democrat Eleni Kounalakis in the lead and Ed Democrat Ed Hernandez close behind but Republican Cole Harris is hanging in as a distant possibility.
For US Senate: It’s Democrat Dianne Feinstein in the lead but Republican James P. Bradley and Democrat Kevin de León are too close to call for who will be the challenger this fall.
For US House of Representatives, Second District: It’s Democrat Jared Huffman with a commanding lead and Southern Humboldt’s own Republican Candidate Dale Mensing as the challenger.
For Attorney General: It’s Democrat Xavier Becerra in the lead with Republican Steven Bailey as the challenger.
For Secretary of State: It’s Alex Padilla in the lead with Republican Mark Meuser as his challenger in the fall.
For Treasurer: It’s Democrat Fiona Ma in the lead but the race for challenger hasn’t been settled yet between Republican Greg Conlon Republican Jack Guerrero.
For Insurance Commissioner: It’s Steve Poizner (who won in 2006 as a Republican but changed to Independent) in the lead followed by Democrat Ricardo Lara.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction: It’s Marshall Tuck (supported by charter schools) followed closely by Tony Thurmond (supported by the teachers’ unions) who will be in the race this fall.
For State Controller: Democrat Betty Yee is in the lead with Republican Konstantinos Roditis as the challenger this fall.
State Senator: Incumbent Democrat Mike McGuire in the lead with Democrat Veronica Jacobi as the challenger.
State Assemblymember: Incumbent Democrat Jim Wood in the lead with Matt Heath Republican as the challenger this fall.
Here are the results for the Propositions:
Prop. 68– Parks and Water Bond passed
Prop. 69–Gas Tax Used for Transportation passed
Prop. 70–Requiring a supermajority to spend money failed
Prop. 71–Effective Date of Ballot Measures–passed
Prop. 72–No Rain Recycling Tax passed
Here are the results for the local candidate races:
For Fourth District Supervisor: Virginia Bass has a commanding lead over Dani Burkhart. Mary Ann Lyons though is only one vote behind Burkhart.
For Fifth District Supervisor: Too close to call Steve Madrone is a mere 33 votes ahead against incumbent Ryan Sundberg.
Superintendent of Schools: Christopher Hartley won handily with no candidate standing against him.
Judge of the Superior Court. Lawrence Killoran beat Lathe Gill.
Assessor: Mari Wilson won handily with no candidate standing against her.
Auditor-controller: Karen Paz Dominguez is ahead of Mike Lorig.
Clerk, Recorder: Kelly E. Sanders won handily with no candidate standing against her.
District Attorney: Maggie Fleming won handily with no candidate standing against her.
Sheriff: Billy Honsal won handily with no candidate standing against him.
Treasurer/tax collector: John Bartholomew won handily with no candidate standing against him.
Here are the results of the local measures:
Measure C Freshwater School Bond: 66.29% for and 33.71 against
Measure D Rio Dell School Bond: 65.88% for 34.12 against
Measure E Pacific Union School Bond: 65.95% for and 34.05% against
Measure F Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District: 73.72% for and 26.28$ against
Measure G Fortuna Elementary Bond: 55.49% for 44.51% against