While electioneers have not counted all the ballots for the June 7 primary in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, there were some clear results in contested races.
Below are the latest results from the first vote count. Please note that only half of all ballots have been officially counted, but most of these races have been called.
Santa Clara County
San Jose Mayor’s Race – Chavez vs. Mahan
Supervisor Cindy Chavez came first in the primary, garnering some 40 percent of the vote in the first count. In November, she will face City Councilmember Matt Mahan, who came in second with roughly 33 percent of the vote.
San Jose Council District 1 – Rosemary Kamei the Victor
Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Rosemary Kamei will not likely have to face any challenger in the November election. She garnered 64 percent of the vote in the first vote count, well past her nearest challenger Ramona Arellano Snyder, who got 26 percent. Anyone who gets past 50 percent in the primary is considered the overall race’s winner and won’t have to run again in November.
San Jose Council District 3 – Torres vs. Smith
In November, Omar Torres, a Trustee for the San José-Evergreen Community College District Board of Education, will likely face Irene Smith, a multi-careered lawyer, business owner, and mental health care professional. Torres received roughly 40 percent of the vote at first count, while Smith had 20 percent.
San Jose Council District 5 – Campos vs. ?
Former Councilwoman Nora Campos will most certainly be advancing to November, having received roughly 32 percent of the vote. However, her opponent isn’t yet clear. Santa Clara County Board of Education Member Peter Ortiz leads District 4 Senior Council Assistant HG Nguyen by less than 200 votes at the last count.
Sheriff’s Race – Jonsen vs. Jensen
Former Palo Alto Police Chief Rober “Bob” Jonsen will face retired Sherrif’s Captain Kevin Jensen. Jonsen received roughly 35 percent of the first vote count, while Jensen received approximately 30 percent.
County Supervisor District 1 – Arenas vs. Khamis
Santa Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas leads the race to represent the newly redrawn District 1. Arenas, who gained roughly 28 percent of the vote count, will face former San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis, who received 26 percent.
28th Assembly District – Pellerin vs. Lawler
In the newly redrawn 28th Assembly District, which covers parts of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, retired Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin received the most votes, receiving roughly 34 percent of the first count. Her nearest opponent, Mote Soreno Councilmember and Former Mayor Liz Lawler received approximately 31 percent. They will face each other in November.
Measure A – Santa Clara Valley Water District – Passed – 53 Percent Yes So Far
Authorizing an amendment to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Ordinance, limiting district Board members to no more than 4 consecutive terms and establishing 4-year term limits.
Measure B – San Jose – Passed – 56 Percent Yes So Far
A ballot measure proposal to amend the San Jose City Charter to (1) move the mayoral election from the gubernatorial election cycle to the presidential election cycle beginning in 2024 and (2) to limit the person elected to the Office of Mayor in 2022 to a two-year term with the option to run for the Office of Mayor and serve as such for two additional successive four-year terms.
Measure D – City of Santa Clara -Passed – 78 Percent Yes So Far
Shall the City Charter be amended to elect city council members by district, excepting the mayor, to establish six districts for the election of one council member to represent each district; and to establish a 30-day residency requirement for all elected officials?
Measure E – Milpitas Unified School District Parcel Tax – Passed – 75 Percent Yes So Far
To continue providing high quality education for local students by repairing and upgrading classrooms and science labs, updating learning technology, replacing leaky roofs, providing classrooms for growing student enrollment, upgrading fire/earthquake safety, maximizing energy efficiency, improving disabled access, and repairing, constructing, acquiring or equipping classrooms, sites, and facilities, shall Milpitas Unified School District issue $95,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries and all funds staying in local schools?
Measure G – Fremont Union High School District – Still Undecided – Needs 1 Percent More to Pass
Authorizing the Fremont Union High School District to issue up to $275 million in bonds, requiring an estimated property tax levy of $0.015 per $100 in assessed value.
Measure H – Mount Pleasant Elementary School District – Still to be Determined – Ahead by 1.5 Percent
Renewing for 7 years an existing annual parcel tax of $95 per parcel, thereby generating an estimated $480,000 per year for Mount Pleasant Elementary School District funding.
Measure I – Alum Rock Unified School District – Passed – 71 Percent Yes
Renewing for 7 years an existing annual parcel tax of $214.10 per parcel, thereby generating an estimated $4.5 million per year for Alum Rock Union Elementary School District funding.
For updates on the latest election results, check https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CA/Santa_Clara/113941/web.285569/#/summary. Updates are usually posted at 5 p.m. each day.
San Mateo County
U.S. Representative District 15 – Mullin vs. Canepa
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin received roughly 41 percent of the vote of the first count, while San Mateo County Supervisor DJ Canepa came in second with approximately 23 percent. The two will face each other in November.
Assembly District 21 – Papan vs. Gilham
San Mateo City Councilmember Diane Papan will face Small Business Owner Mark Gilham. Papan received nearly 45 percent of the first vote count, while Gilham gained roughly 21 percent. The closest runner-up was far behind.
Board of Supervisors District 2 – Stone vs. Corzo
Belmont City Councilmember Charles Stone and San Mateo-Foster City School District Trustee Noelia Corzo will run against each other in November. The two finished a fraction apart in the first count, with Stone receiving 44 percent and Corzo receiving 43 percent of the vote.
Board of Supervisors District 3 – Mueller vs. Parmer-Lohan
Menlo Park City Councilmember Ray Mueller and San Carlos City Councilmember Laura Parmer-Lohan are headed to the fall together. Mueller was the top vote-getter in the primary, receiving roughly 36 percent of the first vote count, while Parmer-Lohan received about 31 percent.
Sheriff’s Race – Corpus Victory?
Former Millbrae Chief of Police Christina Corpus appears to have defeated incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos. Corpus received nearly 55 percent of the first vote count, compared to Bolanos’ 45 percent. If a candidate exceeds the 50 percent vote threshold, they do not have to run again in November and are declared the official winner of the race.
Measure C – Belmont Redwood Shores School District – Passed – 72 Percent Yes So Far
Renewing for 10 years an existing annual parcel tax of $292 per parcel, thereby generating an estimated $3.5 million per year for local elementary school funding.
Measure G – Brisbane School District – Passed – 70 Percent Yes So Far
Renewing for 6 years an existing annual parcel tax of $131 per parcel, with the exemption of seniors, thereby generating an estimated $450,000 per year for local elementary school funding.
Measure H – Hillsborough School District – Passed – 59 Percent Yes So Far
Authorizing the Hillsborough City School District to issue up to $140 million in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $30 per $100,000 in assessed value.
Measure J – Jefferson Elementary School District – Passed – 61 Percent Yes So Far
Authorizing the Jefferson Elementary School District to issue up to $45 million in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $15.70 per $100,000 in assessed value.
Measure E – Millbrae Elementary School District – Failed – Needed 55 Percent Approval, Received Roughly 51 Percent
Authorizing the Millbrae Elementary School District to issue up to $90 million in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $30 per $100,000 in assessed value.
Measure I – Ravenswood City School District – Passed – 68 Percent Yes So Far
Authorizing the Ravenswood City School District to issue up to $110 million in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $30 per $100,000 in assessed value.
The next election update will be on June 9 at 4:30 p.m. Find the latest results at https://www.livevoterturnout.com/ENR/sanmateocaenr/10/en/Index_10.html