Tuesday's June primary for California not only set the stage for the state governor's race in November. It also created several close local elections which determines who takes the incredibly close county auditor-controller seat, the fifth district supervisor position and others. Here's a look at last night's final, but unofficial, election night report.
Humboldt County Fourth District Supervisor:
Virginia Bass took an early lead in the first preliminary election results with 64.63 percent of the vote. In the final unofficial report she had 57.27 percent. Candidates Dani Burkhart ended with 21.21 percent and Mary Ann Lyons had 21.18 percent.
Humboldt County Fifth District Supervisor:
Steve Madrone took a slim lead in the unofficial final election report with 50.25 percent. Ryan Sundberg ended with 49.56 percent. According to the results from the county, the candidates ran an incredibly close race with Madrone taking merely 33 more votes than Sundberg.
Humboldt County Auditor-Controller:
In the race for the county auditor-controller position, the numbers are also close. Karen Paz Dominguez took the lead with 54.34 percent of the votes and Mike Lorig had 42.28 percent. Earlier preliminary results also showed Paz Dominguez in the lead but by a much smaller margin.
Humboldt County Superior Court Judge:
Lawrence Killoran had a large majority of the votes with a 65.97 percent lead against Lathe Gill who held 33.64 percent.
California Governor's Race (top two candidates):
The top two candidates that will advance to November's California Governor's Race are John Cox with 22.32 percent of the vote and Gavin Newsom with 37.81 percent of the vote. John Cox is a Republican business man, backed by President Donald Trump. Gavin Newsom, who quoted Kendrick Lamar in his speech last night on advancing to the governor's race, is currently the lieutenant governor and was former mayor of San Francisco.
Caifornia Attorney General (top two candidates):
Incumbent Xavier Baccera took an impressive lead with 50.40 percent of the vote in the unofficial final results. Steve C. Bailey ended with 23.76 percent.
Dianne Feinstein is set to move on to the general election with 42.71 percent, while state Senator Kevin De Leon will also move ahead with 11.27 percent of the votes. This will mean two Democracts will face off against each other in the general election this November. Republican candidate James Bradley ended the pramary race with just under 9 percent of the votes.
U.S. House of Representatives:
Incumbent Jared Huffman took a sizeable lead in the preliminary results as well as the final results. Huffman ended the race with 62.08 percent of the votes. Candidates Andy Caffrey had 7.44 percent and Dale K. Mensing has 30.23 percent.
Mike McGuire took the majority of the votes with 73.24 percent of votes. His apponent, Veronica "Roni" Jacobi ended with 24.12 percent.
In the California State Assembly race, Jim Wood maintained a lead in the race with 65.33 percent of votes. Candidate Matt Heath ended with 34.06 percent.
State Propositions and Local Measures
Prop. 68: Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection.
Prop. 69: Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes.
Prop. 70: Beginning in 2024, this requires cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues.
Prop. 71: Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election.
Prop. 72: Permits Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment.
Measure F, Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District
Measure C, Freshwater School District
Bond Yes-66.29 percent
Bond No-33.71 percent
Measure D, Rio Dell School District
Bond Yes-65.88 percent
Bond No-34.12 percent
Measure E, Pacific Union School District
Bond Yes-66.95 percent
Bond No-34.05 percent
Measure G, Fortuna Elementary School
Bond Yes-55.49 percent
Bond No-44.51 percent
*Official Eleciton Results will be released by the Humboldt County Elections Office when all ballots are counted. KHSU will post an updated version of the results when the information becomes available.