East Bay Posts Preliminary Election Results
Election results in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties are solidifying as clerks finish counting ballots from the high turn-out primary held on March 3, 2020. In Alameda County, the top-two finishers in the race to succeed Supervisor Scott Haggerty appear to be Fremont Councilman Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert. Contra Costa voters, meanwhile, rejected the Measure J transportation sales tax and Supervisor Federal Glover appears headed to a run-off in November with Gus Kramer, the county assessor who hopes to replace him. Click HERE for a full list of results. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here are a few East Bay election highlights, keeping in mind that the final numbers could change pending the completion the counts:
- Alameda County Supervisor, District 1: Fremont Councilman Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert appear to be the top two finishers with 26.77 percent and 26.25 percent, respectively. Melissa Hernandez trailed by 565 votes while Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, was in fourth place. If the numbers hold, Bacon and Haubert will compete in a run-off during the general election on Nov. 3, 2020.
- Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 5: Incumbent Federal Glover appears headed to a run-off with Assessor Gus Kramer after receiving 49.71 percent of the vote. Glover would have won re-election outright if he had garnered 50 percent plus one vote. But the presence of a third person on the ballot, Sean Trambley, made the task more difficult. Kramer received 9,940 votes or 25.8 percent, only slightly more than Trambley with 9,424 votes or 24.4 percent.
- Dublin Unified School District’s Measure J school bond was winning with 56.6 percent of the vote. But overall, it was a mixed day at the polls for tax measures. Of the 25 tax or bond measures on the ballot in the East Bay — many of them school related — 10 appear to have failed
- Measure J, Contra Costa County’s transportation sales tax measure, not only failed to attain two-thirds, it barely received a majority support. As of this morning, 50.4 percent voted yes while 49.6 percent voted no. It is hard to say with certainty why this measure performed so poorly but given the overall sour voter mood about tax measures, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone.
- Danville’s Magee Ranch appears to be victorious with 54.2 percent yes and 48.5 percent no. The measure affirms the town’s approval of a development plan that features a large area permanently dedicated as open space in exchange for 69 single-family homes.
- Solano County’s three contested supervisor races appear settled with three candidates earning the required 50 percent plus one vote necessary to secure the seats outright and avoid run-offs in November. Incumbents Erin Hannigan and Monica Brown received 60.37 percent and 50,97 percent, respectively. In the open District 5, Vacaville Councilman Mitch Mashburn appears to have won the seat with 50.56 percent of the vote.