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Contra Costa County Ballot

1000 AMEND ST, 94564

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November 4, 2008 Election

County Results as of Nov 25 11:09am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (854/854)
84.2% Countywide Voter Turnout (443,691/527,145)
Statewide Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25423/25423)
77.5% Statewide Voter Turnout (13,412,761/17,304,091)

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  • President

    President/Vice President of the United StatesClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    US Legislative

    United States Representative; District 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • George Miller, Democratic
      165,849 votes 72.8%
    • Roger Petersen, Republican
      50,164 votes 22.0%
    • William Callison, Peace and Freedom
      6,342 votes 2.7%
    • Camden McConnell, Libertarian
      5,747 votes 2.5%

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mark DeSaulnier, Democratic
      249,399 votes 66.5%
    • Christian Amsberry, Republican
      126,030 votes 33.5%

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 11Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tom Torlakson, Democratic
      114,088 votes 73.6%
    • Elizabeth Hansen, Republican
      41,018 votes 26.4%


    Board Member; West Contra Costa Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)


    Council Member; City of PinoleClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Treasurer; City of PinoleClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Judy Lee
      4593 votes 63.44%
    • Ivette Ricco
      2618 votes 36.16%
    • (29 Total Write-In Votes 0.40%)

    Special District

    Director; East Bay Municipal Utility District; Ward 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Lesa R. McIntosh
      26810 votes 53.20%
    • Charles T. Smith
      23278 votes 46.19%
    • (305 Total Write-In Votes 0.61%)

    Director; West County Wastewater DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Alfred Morris Granzella
      13765 votes 40.83%
    • Michael Caine
      13443 votes 39.88%
    • Jim Cowen
      6301 votes 18.69%
    • (203 Total Write-In Votes 0.60%)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1A Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train
    Pass: 6,512,189 / 52.5% Yes votes ...... 5,887,181 / 47.5% No votes
    To provide Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices; to provide good-paying jobs and improve California's economy while reducing air pollution, global warming greenhouse gases, and our dependence on foreign oil, shall $9.95 billion in bonds be issued to establish a clean, efficient high-speed train service linking Southern California, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with at least 90 percent of bond funds spent for specific projects, with federal and private matching funds required, all bond funds subject to an independent audit?

    Proposition 2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals
    Pass: 8,009,556 / 63.4% Yes votes ...... 4,622,352 / 36.6% No votes
    Shall certain farm animals be allowed, for the majority of every day, to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around?

    Proposition 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program
    Pass: 6,805,649 / 55.1% Yes votes ...... 5,536,987 / 44.9% No votes
    Shall $980,000,000 in general obligation bonds be authorized for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of eligible children's hospitals?

    Proposition 4 Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy
    Fail: 6,071,863 / 48.0% Yes votes ...... 6,570,777 / 52.0% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to prohibit abortion for an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent, legal guardian, or, in limited cases, substitute adult relative?

    Proposition 5 Nonviolent Drug Offenses, Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation
    Fail: 5,015,080 / 40.4% Yes votes ...... 7,407,454 / 59.6% No votes
    Shall $460,000,000 be allocated annually to improve and expand treatment programs?

    Proposition 6 Police and Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties and Laws
    Fail: 3,728,495 / 30.8% Yes votes ...... 8,365,052 / 69.2% No votes
    Shall of minimum of $965,000,000 of state funding be required each year for police and local law enforcement?

    Proposition 7 Renewable Energy Generation
    Fail: 4,376,814 / 35.4% Yes votes ...... 7,984,617 / 64.6% No votes
    Shall government-owned utilities be required to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable to private electrical corporations? Shall all utilities be required to generate 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025?

    Proposition 8 Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
    Pass: 6,838,107 / 52.3% Yes votes ...... 6,246,463 / 47.7% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?

    Proposition 9 Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole
    Pass: 6,518,511 / 53.8% Yes votes ...... 5,602,596 / 46.2% No votes
    Shall notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole be required? Shall victim safety be a consideration for bail or parole?

    Proposition 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds
    Fail: 4,966,867 / 40.5% Yes votes ...... 7,303,418 / 59.5% No votes
    Shall $5 billion in bonds paid from state's General Fund be authorized to help consumers and others purchase certain vehicles, and to help research in renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles?

    Proposition 11 Redistricting
    Pass: 5,957,057 / 50.8% Yes votes ...... 5,759,932 / 49.2% No votes
    Shall the authority for establishing state office boundaries be changed from elected representatives to a commission comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither party selected from the registered voter pool in a multilevel process?

    Proposition 12 Veteran's Bond Act of 2008
    Pass: 7,618,136 / 63.5% Yes votes ...... 4,385,715 / 36.5% No votes
    Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be issued to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?

    Local Measures

    Measure D Parcel Tax Measure -- West Contra Costa Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 63951 / 79.64% Yes votes ...... 16349 / 20.36% No votes
    To improve education, including reading, writing, math and science, retain quality teachers and counselors, support libraries, computer training and athletic programs, prepare students for college and the workforce, maintain reduced class sizes, maintain school cleanliness and protect against state budget cuts, shall the West County Unified School District renew it existing parcel tax for 5 years, keeping the current rate, with revenue staying at local schools, no funds to administrator salaries, an exemption for seniors and independent citizen oversight?

    Measure N Term Limits Measure -- City of Pinole (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 5585 / 72.83% Yes votes ...... 2084 / 27.17% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted to enact term limits upon members of the Pinole City Council, preventing any person who serves three (3) successive terms from serving again until an intervening period of two (2) years has elapsed?

    Measure WW Bond Measure -- East Bay Regional Park District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 671,485 / 71.9% Yes votes ...... 262,212 / 28.1% No votes
       294018 (71.66%) Yes / 116289 (28.34%) No in Contra Costa County
       377467 (72.12%) Yes / 145923 (27.88%) No in Alameda County

    To continue restoring urban creeks, protect wildlife, purchase/save open space, wetlands/shoreline, acquire/develop/improve local and regional parks, trails and recreational facilities, shall East Bay Regional Park District be authorized to issue up to $500 million in general obligation bonds, provided repayment projections, verified by independent auditors, demonstrate that property tax rates will not increase beyond present rates of $10 per year, per $100,000 of assessed valuation?

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