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San Joaquin Cannabis Measure Failing, Stockton Affordable Housing Plan Passing

Rich Ibarra / CapRadio

San Joaquin County poll workers count votes.

Rich Ibarra / CapRadio

San Joaquin County voters weighed in on a number of races for local measures, mayor, city council,  and school boards in Tuesday's elections.

See up-to-date results for all San Joaquin County races on our election results page.

Incumbent Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman held a comfortable lead over challenger Nancy Young. In Manteca, incumbent Mayor Steve DeBrum narrowly trails challenger Benjamin Cantu.

Stockton incumbent councilmember Christina Fugazi lead by a wide margin over former councilmember Dyane Burgos Medina in District 5, and Paul Canepa was outdistancing incumbent councilmember Susan Lofthus. Both had 54 percent of the vote as of Thursday afternoon.

Measure L, a local sales tax hike in Lodi, was passing easily with 57 percent of the vote.

But Measure B in San Joaquin County, a special tax on cannabis businesses with much of that revenue going towards youth programs, was coming up short on the two-thirds vote required to pass. As of Thursday afternoon it had 62 percent support.

San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti says there still may be a way to pass a similar tax in the future.

“We’ll just have a development agreement where they’ll pay a percentage tax, similar to what the ballot initiative would have been and they’ll operate under that with an annual renewal,” Patti  said.

And Measure K by the city of Stockton to support affordable housing was passing overwhelmingly with 74 percent in favor.

 Election 2018

Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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