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The Post-Election Edition

Post Date:11/08/2018 9:17 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette – The Post-Election Edition



Candell, Gerringer elected to Lafayette City Council -Lafayette is also dealing with several contentious issues, including the fate of the Deer Hill. (East Bay Times)



Orinda Mayor Worth, Fay, Kosla elected to City Council-Mayor Amy Worth, Orinda Citizens Infrastructure Oversight Commission member Dennis Fay and  former Orinda Planning Commission member Nick Kosla were elected to the Orinda City Council with 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night. (East Bay Times)

Incumbent Silva, planning commissioner Francois take lead in early Walnut Creek council results -City Council incumbent Cindy Silva and Planning Commissioner Matt Francois took the early lead for two council seats. (The Mercury News)

Pleasant Hill: Council incumbents lead challenger in early election results -Pleasant Hill's city council incumbents were leading. (The Mercury News)

San Ramon mayor re-elected; incumbent Hudson, Zafar elected to council -Zafar, a technology executive at General Electric Digital, has served on the San Ramon Valley Transportation Advisory Council. (East Bay Times)

San Ramon Valley incumbents control Election Night  -San Ramon Valley residents have cast their votes in favor of continuity, as incumbents in Danville and San Ramon dominated Election Night (

Measure R: Pot Tax Passes In Contra Costa Co. Midterm  -More than 72 percent of voters said yes to new regulations on cannabis businesses in unincorporated area. (Patch)

Longtime Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks loses in upset -Voters in neighborhoods around Lake Merritt and Chinatown also rode an anti-incumbent wave, dashing Abel Guillen’s hope of a second term. It was the first time in more than two decades a pair of Oakland council incumbents lost. (East Bay Times)

Embattled Alameda Councilman Oddie voted out; mayor also loses - Early returns are in for the mayoral and city council races in Alameda. (BANG)

Pope, Higgins headed toward victory in Oakley City Council race -Top priorities for the candidates include public safety, funding the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, managing growth. (East Bay Times)

Craft tops Pittsburg council race, school bond gets nod of approval -The Measure P Pittsburg school bond would fund school repairs and other upgrades. (BANG)

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt wins reelection  -As of Wednesday morning, all 744 precincts in Contra Costa County had reported their results, according to the Contra Costa Elections Office. (Richmond Standard)

Bryant and Rodriguez top vote-getters in Brentwood council race -With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Brentwood Vice Mayor Joel R. Bryant and school trustee Johnny Rodriguez were front-runners for City Council Tuesday night. (BANG)

Antioch voters pass one-cent sales tax, elect Motts, Ogorchock to city council-Antioch residents overwhelmingly approved a one-cent sales tax, re-elected one of two pro-tax City Council members and elected a newcomer in the six-way race for two council seats, according to Tuesday’s unofficial election results. (BANG)

Clayton: Shuey, Wolfe lead in tight race for 2 council seats -Incumbent councilman David Shuey and planning commissioner Carl “CW” Wolfe had a slight lead in the close race for two open City Council seats, election results posted early Wednesday showed. Candidate Jeff Wan was in third place and Brian Buddell in fourth. (East Bay Times)

Married couple to serve together on Fremont City Council - “I share a lot of his views and his positions on things, but you know, I think for myself,” Jenny Kassan said about serving on City Council with her husband Vinnie Bacon. (Fremont Argus)

What Bay Area voters are saying after they cast ballots in dramatic midterm election  -Lynne Underwood, 80, of Walnut Creek, said she had never missed voting in an election since she was first old enough to cast a ballot. (The Mercury News)

Why Bay Area counties still have so many votes to count - As more voters turn to mail-in ballots in California, election results are taking longer to count than in previous years, elections staff and experts say. (Oakland Tribune)

Election results, Contra Costa County –Here are results from the Contra Costa County registrar of voters, for state, county and local races in the Nov. 6, 2018, general election. (BANG) 



California House races that are still too close to call -As Democrats hoped for a blue wave in the House of Representatives, they looked to California for help. In the San Joaquin and San Fernando valleys, and in Orange County, vulnerable Republicans were defending several seats (SF Gate)

Here's How California's 11 Ballot Measures Fared On Election Night -Proposition 1 was at 54 percent for yes and 46 percent for no with 92 percent reporting as of Wednesday morning. (Capital Public Radio)

Winners and losers from Tuesday's key California measures  -It will fund home loans for veterans, construction of low-income housing, grants for transit-oriented development, mortgage assistance and housing. (San Francisco Business Times)

$20.6 Billion of Bond Sales Backed by Voters in Midterm Election -The bulk of bond proposals were in California, where nearly $16.4 billion of state borrowing was proposed to upgrade water infrastructure, support housing programs and renovate children’s hospitals. (Fortune)



Californians Vote Down Rent Control Expansion -Over 61% of California voters Tuesday rejected Proposition 10, which ... Rents have increased by nearly 50% in major Bay Area metros since 2010. (Bisnow)

Voters Said No in California, but Other States Have Rent Control Battles Looming -Proposition 10 was rejected but rent control is on the agenda in other places across the country. Why? It’s not the affordable housing fix-all people think. (CityLab)

How Transportation Fared in the U.S. Midterm Elections-High voter turnout meant lots of wins for transit and transportation-related ballot measures on Tuesday. (CityLab)



 -- Jeff Denham vs. Josh Harder (CA-10): DENHAM (R) leads by 1.2

-- Steve Knight vs. Katie Hill (CA-25) HILL (D) leads by 2.6

-- Young Kim vs. Gil Cisneros (CA-39) KIM (R) leads by 2.8

-- Katie Porter vs. Mimi Walters (CA-45) WALTERS (R) leads by 3.4

-- Harley Rouda vs. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) ROUDA (D) leads by 1.4

-- Diane Harkey vs. Mike Levin (CA-49) LEVIN (D) leads by 4.8

-- Duncan Hunter vs. Ammar Campa-Najjar (CD-50): HUNTER leads by 8.4

-- Jessica Morse vs. Tom McClintock (CA-04): McCLINTOCK

-- David Valadao vs. TJ Cox (CA-21): VALADAO

-- Andrew Janz vs. Devin Nunes (CA-22): NUNES

-- Prop. 6: DEFEATED.

-- Prop. 8: DEFEATED.

-- Prop. 10: DEFEATED.

-- Prop. C: PASSES.

-- SD-12: (Anna Caballero v Robert Poythress) Caballero (D) leads narrowly

-- SD-14: (Andy Vidak v Melissa Hurtado): Hurtado (D) leads

-- SD-34 (Janet Nguyen v Dem Tom Umberg): Nguyen (R) leads

-- AD-16 (Catharine Baker v Rebecca Bauer-Kahan): Baker (R) leads

-- AD-32 (Rudy Salas v Justin Mendes): Salas (D) leads

-- AD-38 (Christy Smith v Dante Acosta) Acosta (R) leads narrowly

-- AD-40 (Henry Nickel v James Ramos) Ramos (D) leads big

-- AD-60 (Sabrina Cervantes v Bill Essayli) Essayli (R) leads narrowly

-- AD-72 (Tyler Diep v Josh Lowenthal) Diep (R) leads big

-- AD-77 (Brian Maienschein v Sunday Gover) Maienschein (R) leads big

-- Buffy Wicks leads over Jovanka Beckles in the East Bay, and Susan Rubio is up on Mike Eng in L.A.



Lafayette Parish race results  -In Carencro, there will be run-off for the mayor's race between Glenn ... Both tax propositions in Lafayette have failed, both only getting 26% of the vote.



Joe Biden's Bizarre Voting Booth Photo Becomes A Midterms Meme - Former Vice President Joe Biden sent Redditors into a frenzy after he was snapped stepping out of a voting booth on Tuesday.



Council Candidates 2018

The five candidates for the Lafayette City Council pose at a candidates forum on Sept. 20 at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. From left, are: Teresa Gerringer, Dave Smith, Ivor Samson, Susan Candell and Karen Maggio. Candell and Gerringer prevailed in the vote. See Top Story, above. (Photo: City of Lafayette)


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