The June 5th Statewide primary election is now behind us. According to the Placer County elections office here is how Placer County voted:
Of the 223,919 registered voters in Placer only 95,137 actually voted. That’s a 42.49% turnout.
In the Governor’s race John Cox (R) took 40.17% of the vote with Gavin Newsom (D) coming in second with 25.82%. There were twenty seven people vying for the opportunity to be on the November ballot.
Lieutenant Governor was a little closer with Cole Harris (R) taking 28.75 % and Eleni Kounalakis (D) garnering 24.36%. The field was a bit smaller with just eleven candidates.
Secretary of State had eight people with MARK P. MEUSER (R) getting 47.22% of the votes and Alex Padilla (D) at 39.82%
The office of Attorney General had four running and Steven Bailey (R) had 37.11% with runner up Xavier Becerra (D) coming in at 34.93%.
The US Senator race had thirty two candidates to choose from and Diane Feinstein (D) pulled in 34.96% of the votes while James Bradley (R) came in second with 14.85%.
In the race for 4th District US Representative incumbent Tom McClintock (R) lead the five candidate field with 50.8% while Jessica Morse (D) picked up 18.82%.
The 4th District State Senator race has James Nielsen (R) with 60.71% up against Phillip Kim (D) who had 21.87%.
The State Assembly 1st District race has Brian Dahle (R) with 59.41% of the vote running against Caleen Sisk (D) who got 26.94%
State Superintendent of Public Instruction will have Marshall Tuck and Tony K Thurmond trying to capture that job in the November election, while it appears Gayle Garbolino-Moji is unopposed for the Placer County Superintendent of Schools.
Proposition 68 – a Natural Resources bond issue to fund parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection took 55.41% of the vote. It passed at the state level with 56.7% overall. It passed at the state level with 80.9% overall.
Proposition 69 – the Transportation Revnue initiative which requires that certain new transportation revenues are used for transportation purposes had 83.42% of Placer voters behind it. At the state level it garnered 80.9% overall.
Proposition 70 – which would have required a legislative supermajority vote approving use of cap-and-trade reserve funds had 63.18% of Placer voters saying no failed on the statewide level with 64.5% opposing it overall.
Proposition 71 – which will set effective dates for ballot measures was passed at 77.5% of the statewide vote. 75.96% of Placer voters got behind it.
Proposition 72 which gives a property tax credit to new construction incorporating Rain Capture Systems had 84.6% of Placer voters for it which is also where it came in at the state level.
The one local bond issue on the Ballot – Measure E – the $350 million Sierra Joint Community District construction and maintenance bond passed with 55.49% approving it.
While this list is not all inclusive (it doesn’t include offices that don’t have an effect on Foresthill or non-contested seats) it covers much of what the majority of residents would have interest in.
For all of the numbers and results you can visit the Placer County Elections website (www.placerelections.com/election-night-results/) or the California Secretary of State website (https://vote.sos.ca.gov/).