Early election results from the Contra Costa County Elections Divisions show mixed results. Notable reports include:
- CoCo District 2 Supervisor shows Candace Anderson with a substantial early lead v her opponent Tomi Van de Brooke;indicating a possible majority win and no need for runoff or an appointment by the Governor for the empty seat left by the death of incumbent Gayle Uilkema.
- In the battle for the new State Assembly District race, Oakley Mayor Democrat Jim Frazier leads Republican Mike Hudson by 700 votes with 22 of 131 precincts reporting. In Solano County Hudson leads Frazier by 1300. Look for a runoff in the November Presidential election.
- Republican Ricky Gill trails incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney in the newly drawn 9th Congressional District. It is closer in San Joaquin, where Gill may do well enough, but barely, to force a Fall runoff.
- In East County, Measure S, the proposed $197 tax purported for fire services trails by 10 percentage points in early results with just 17 of 71 precincts reporting.
- In San Jose, Mayor Reed’s Pension Reform proposal is winning big early. And in San Diego, the pension reform Measure B is leading 69%. together with the failed recall of Governor Walker in Wisconsin, many are noting a possible tipping point where taxpayers and elected leaders are willing and increasingly able to wrest control of state budgets back from the sweetheart deals and golden retirements enjoyed by public sector unions.
The faux reforms represented by Prop 28 (faux voting reform) and Prop 29 (faux cancer research) are both winning early.