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Wednesday Election Results Live Blog: Sacramento City Council, Pan/Dickenson, Stockton's Measures And More


11:00 a.m.

Capital Public Radio's Ky Plaskon reports on election results from Nevada.

Republicans in Nevada control the state house, senate and governor's office for the first time since 1929. 

Two sons of former governors were running for office. Democrat and favorite Ross Miller was defeated by Adam Laxalt by just 5,000 votes.

The new Reno Mayor, Hillary Schieve, is stirring up excitement in the Reno arts community. Schieve has been a big supporter of arts and says she will bring back neighborhood advisory councils and challenge staff to look for new revenue in the city. 

In other news, 10,000 absentee ballots in Washoe County couldn't be counted until after 2 a.m. because of a software glitch.



10:00 a.m.

Yolo County Election Results:

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is reelected with 83.8 percent of the vote, beating opponent Narinder Pal Singh Hundal.

Mark Johannessen and Christopher Ledesma were elected to West Sacramento City Council with 42.1 percent and 36.6 percent of the vote respectively. 

West Sacramento voters approved a $49.8 million bond Washington Unified School District bond with 55 percent of the vote.

In Woodland voters approved a measure that would divide the city into six districts and change the way City Council members are elected, with 67.8 percent voting yes.



9:00 a.m.

Marshall Tuck Concedes The State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Race

Statement from candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Marshall Tuck following last night's close election:

Sixteen months ago we set out on this journey to do one thing: put children first and ensure that every child has equal access to a quality education. And despite yesterday’s loss, I couldn’t be prouder of the unique coalition of parents, community leaders, teachers, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents we built along the way. Together we proved that in California there is a growing call for change and that parents, kids and families can have a voice in education.

I am very thankful for the countless hours of hard work and dedication from the thousands of supporters who came together and supported our campaign. I am proud to stand with such an amazing group of people who - despite our differences - have stood together with one goal: Bring a kids first agenda to Sacramento and major change for California’s schools.  

8:30 a.m.

Republicans appear to have broken Democrats’ two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature.

Final seat totals aren’t clear yet, but the GOP picked up Assembly seats in Palmdale, Orange County and the East Bay Area. It also picked up a Senate seat in Orange County while holding a key district in the Central Valley.

Democrats rarely had functioning supermajorities in both chambers at the same time over the last two years, due to vacancies and suspensions.

California voters also approved Proposition 2, to strengthen the state's rainy day fund and Prop 47, which changes some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors. Voters rejected two health care related measures and one about tribal gaming.

Prop. 45 would have granted the Insurance Commissioner say on health insurance rate increases.

Prop. 46 would have required doctor drug testing and increased damages in medical malpractice suits.

and Prop. 48 would have allowed tribal casinos to be built on off-reservation land.


8:00 a.m.

 We checked in with Capital Public Radio's Jenny O'Mara on the too close to call, Bera/Ose house race and results from Sacramento and San Joaquin County elections.




7:38 a.m.

Election result recap by Ben Adler


Republicans had high hopes of breaking Democrats’ stranglehold on all eight California statewide offices.

But it looks like Democrats will continue to hold all the posts for another four years.

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala (KAH-mah-lah) Harris and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones all won re-election.

Alex Padilla is leading the race for Secretary of State, while Betty Yee is ahead in the Controller results.

The current controller, John Chiang, will move to the treasurer’s office.

As for the most competitive statewide race, Superintendent of Public Instruction; incumbent Tom Torlakson has declared victory, but challenger Marshall Tuck has yet to concede. Both Torlakson and Tuck are Democrats.


Rounding up some of the local races, SMUD Board member Larry Carr has won the District 8 Sacramento city council seat, representing South Sacramento. Carr will take over from long time councilwoman Bonnie Pannell who stepped down due to health concerns.

Jeff Harris has won the District three city council seat, beating opponent Cyril Shah. Voters have approved Measure H in Rancho Cordova to raise the sales tax a half-cent to increase neighborhood police services and improve youth programs.

The Sacramento-area 7th Congressional District contest is still very close. Republican Doug Ose is ahead, with 51 percent of the vote to Democrat and incumbent Congressman Ami Bera's 48 percent.

Sacramento's "strong mayor" initiative, Measure L, appears to have failed - 57 percent to 43 percent.

Voters in Stockton have approved Measure E, nearly 66 percent of voters said yes to the measure for a $114-million bond to improve school technology. Voters also approved Measure G to improve Manteca schools, nearly 57 percent of voters approved that.

Democrat Richard Pan beat out fellow Democrat Roger Dickinson for the Sacramento-area sixth district state Senate seat, 53 percent to nearly 47 percent.


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