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November 3, 1998 General
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El Dorado County Ballot

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  • Gray Davis, Democratic
    4,858,817 votes 58.0%
  • Dan Lungren, Republican
    3,216,749 votes 38.4%
  • Dan Hamburg, Green
    104,117 votes 1.3%
  • Steve W. Kubby, Libertarian
    73,823 votes 0.9%
  • Gloria Estela La Riva, Peace and Freedom
    59,181 votes 0.7%
  • Philip Ashamallah, Democratic (Write-In)
    50,434 votes 0.7%
  • Nathan E. Johnson, American Independent
    37,955 votes 0.4%
  • Harold H. Bloomfield, Natural Law
    31,226 votes 0.3%
  • Gale Shangold (Write-In)
  • Lark D. Jursek (Write-In)
  • Holden Charles Hollom (Write-In)

Lieutenant Governor

  • Cruz M. Bustamante, Democratic
    4,288,899 votes 52.7%
  • Tim Leslie, Republican
    3,159,789 votes 38.9%
  • Sara Amir, Green
    247,702 votes 3.1%
  • Thomas M. Tryon, Libertarian
    167,457 votes 2.0%
  • Jaime Luis Gomez, Peace and Freedom
    109,826 votes 1.3%
  • George M. McCoy, American Independent
    92,293 votes 1.1%
  • James J. Mangia, Reform
    74,148 votes 0.9%
  • Eli Green (Write-In)
    63,688 votes 0.9%

Secretary of State

  • Bill Jones, Republican
    3,783,665 votes 47.1%
  • Michela Alioto, Democratic
    3,693,927 votes 45.9%
  • Gail K. Lightfoot, Libertarian
    216,751 votes 2.7%
  • Jane Ann Bialosky, Natural Law
    103,523 votes 1.3%
  • Carolyn Rae Short, American Independent
    100,225 votes 1.2%
  • Israel Feuer, Peace and Freedom
    78,788 votes 0.9%
  • Valli Sharpe-Geisler, Reform
    72,924 votes 0.9%

State Controller

  • Kathleen Connell, Democratic
    4,874,097 votes 61.0%
  • Ruben Barrales, Republican
    2,652,115 votes 33.2%
  • Pamela J. Pescosolido, Libertarian
    147,343 votes 1.9%
  • Alfred L. "Al" Burgess, American Independent
    108,795 votes 1.3%
  • Denise L. Jackson, Reform
    100,644 votes 1.2%
  • C. T. Weber, Peace and Freedom
    68,697 votes 0.8%
  • Iris Adam, Natural Law
    50,955 votes 0.6%

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Insurance Commissioner

  • Chuck Quackenbush, Republican
    4,005,343 votes 49.9%
  • Diane Martinez, Democratic
    3,518,178 votes 43.8%
  • Dale F. Ogden, Libertarian
    169,867 votes 2.2%
  • Barbara Bourdette, Natural Law
    130,755 votes 1.6%
  • Gary R. Ramos, Peace and Freedom
    116,036 votes 1.4%
  • Merton D. Short, American Independent
    92,950 votes 1.1%

Board of Equalization; District 2

  • Dean Andal, Republican
    1,040,705 votes 55.3%
  • Tom Y. Santos, Democratic
    844,090 votes 44.7%

US Legislative

United States Senator

  • Barbara Boxer, Democratic
    4,410,056 votes 53.1%
  • Matt Fong, Republican
    3,575,078 votes 43.1%
  • Ted Brown, Libertarian
    93,926 votes 1.2%
  • Timothy R. Erich, Reform
    82,918 votes 1.0%
  • H. Joseph Perrin, Sr., American Independent
    54,699 votes 0.6%
  • Ophie C. Beltran, Peace and Freedom
    48,685 votes 0.5%
  • Brian M. Rees, Natural Law
    46,543 votes 0.5%

United States Representative; District 4

CA Legislative

Member of the State Assembly; District 4


California Supreme Court

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 3


State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Board Member; Gold Trail Union School District

Board Member; Rescue Union School District

Board Member; Sierra Joint Community College District; Trustee Area 1

  • Barbara J. Vineyard
    1165 votes 63.9%
  • Carl E. Hass
    656 votes 36.0%

Board Member; Sierra Joint Community College District; Trustee Area 5

  • Dave Creek
    1011 votes 53.9%
  • Mary "Sandy" Hopkins
    862 votes 46.0%

Board Member; Sierra Joint Community College District; Trustee Area 6

  • Nancy Palmer
    966 votes 52.0%
  • Marianne Slade-Troutman
    404 votes 21.7%
  • James Hinman
    346 votes 18.6%
  • Jack Conner
    140 votes 7.5%

Board Member; El Dorado County Board of Education; Trustee Area 1

  • Harry Norris
    7531 votes 70.1%
  • John Sudman
    3202 votes 29.8%

Special Districts

Board Member; El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire Protection District

Board Member; Garden Valley Fire Protection District

  • Frank M. Clark
    926 votes 21.8%
  • Nancy E. Allen
    755 votes 17.8%
  • Mike Monroe
    709 votes 16.7%
  • Larry Pombo
    526 votes 12.4%
  • Charlie Rose
    515 votes 12.1%
  • Tammy Mitchell
    458 votes 10.7%
  • Charles R. Swearingen
    352 votes 8.2%

Board Member; Cameron Park Community Services District

  • John Mc Ginness
    3423 votes 29.0%
  • Shirley Damato
    3377 votes 28.6%
  • David Beardsley
    2720 votes 23.1%
  • Glyn W. Scharf
    2250 votes 19.1%

Board Member; El Dorado Hills Community Services District

  • Brett W. Mc Fadden
    3364 votes 23.7%
  • Tony Di Gaetano
    2772 votes 19.5%
  • Constance W. Hasting
    2485 votes 17.5%
  • George F. Mc Kinnon
    2471 votes 17.4%
  • Curt Scoville
    1602 votes 11.3%
  • Justin Masters
    1481 votes 10.4%

Board Member; Georgetown Divide Public Utility District; Seat 1

Board Member; Georgetown Divide Public Utility District; Seat 2

Board Member; Georgetown Divide Public Utility District; Seat 3

Board Member; Tahoe City Public Utility District; Seat 1

  • Ric Winter
    175 votes 66.5%
  • Ron Mc Intyre
    88 votes 33.4%

Board Member; Tahoe City Public Utility District; Seat 2

  • Lou Reinkens
    133 votes 53.8%
  • Roger Kahn
    114 votes 46.1%


City Council Member; City of Placerville

City Clerk; City of South Lake Tahoe

  • Angela Peterson
    2936 votes 100.0%

City Treasurer; City of South Lake Tahoe

  • Stephen Wysong
    2903 votes 100.0%

City Council; City of South Lake Tahoe

State Propositions

Proposition 1A Class Size Reduction Kindergarten- University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1998.
4,886,570 / 62.5% Yes votes ...... 2,934,131 / 37.5% No votes
This nine billion two hundred million dollar ($9,200,000,000) bond issue will provide funding for necessary education facilities for at least four years for class size reduction, to relieve overcrowding and accommodate student enrollment growth and to repair older schools and for wiring and cabling for education technology. Funds will also be used to upgrade and build new classrooms in community colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. These bonds may be used only for eligible construction projects. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $15.2 billion to pay off both the principal ($9.2 billion) and interest ($6 billion) on the bonds. The average payment for principal and interest over 25 years would be about $600 million per year. State cost of $160 million to offset all or part of school-related development fees borne by certain homebuyers and renters.

Proposition 1 Property Taxes: Contaminated Property.
5,366,159 / 71.1% Yes votes ...... 2,185,831 / 28.9% No votes
Amends article XIII A of the Constitution, added by Proposition 13, to allow repair or replacement of environmentally-contaminated property or structures without increasing the tax valuation of original or replacement property. Fiscal Impact: Property tax revenue losses probably less than $1 million annually in the near term to schools, counties, cities, and special districts. School revenue losses (about half of total) would be made up by the state.

Proposition 2 Transportation: Funding.
5,519,390 / 75.4% Yes votes ...... 1,801,685 / 24.6% No votes
Imposes repayment conditions on loans of transportation revenues to the General Fund and local entities. Designates local transportation funds as trust funds and requires a transportation purpose for their use. Fiscal Impact: Not likely to have any fiscal impact on state and local governments.

Proposition 3 Partisan Presidential Primary Elections.
3,424,127 / 46.1% Yes votes ...... 3,994,091 / 53.9% No votes
Changes existing open primary law to require closed, partisan primary for purposes of selecting delegates to national political party presidential nominating conventions. Limits voting for such delegates to voters registered by political party. Provides partisan ballots to be voted only by members of the particular party. Fiscal Impact: Minor costs to state and county governments statewide.

Proposition 4 Trapping Practices. Bans Use of Specified Traps and Animal Poisons.
4,485,030 / 57.5% Yes votes ...... 3,324,133 / 42.5% No votes
Prohibits trapping fur-bearing or nongame mammals with specified traps. Prohibits commerce in fur of animals so trapped. Generally prohibits steel-jawed leghold traps on mammals. Prohibits use of specified poisons on animals. Fiscal Impact: Unknown state and local costs of several hundred thousand to in the range of a couple of million dollars annually, depending on workload and effectiveness of alternative trapping methods.

Proposition 5 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. Tribal Casinos.
5,090,452 / 62.4% Yes votes ...... 3,070,358 / 37.6% No votes
Specifies terms and conditions of mandatory compact between state and Indian tribes for gambling on tribal land. Allows slot machines and banked card games at tribal casinos. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain impact on state and local revenues, depending on the growth in gambling on Indian lands in California. Effect could range from little impact to significant annual revenue increases.

Proposition 6 Criminal Law. Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption.
4,670,524 / 59.4% Yes votes ...... 3,194,570 / 40.6% No votes
Makes possession, transfer, or receipt of horses for slaughter for human consumption a felony. Makes sale of horsemeat for human consumption a misdemeanor. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor, if any, law enforcement and incarceration costs.

Proposition 7 Air Quality Improvement. Tax Credits.
3,313,816 / 43.6% Yes votes ...... 4,282,557 / 56.4% No votes
Authorizes $218 million in state tax credits annually, until January 2011, to encourage air-emissions reductions through the acquisition, conversion, and retrofitting of vehicles and equipment. Fiscal Impact: Annual state revenue loss averaging tens of millions to over a hundred million dollars, to beyond 2010. Annually, through 2010-11: state cost of about $4.7 million; additional local revenues, potentially in the millions of dollars. Potential unknown long-term savings.

Proposition 8 Public Schools. Permanent Class Size Reduction. Parent-Teacher Councils. Teacher Credentialing. Pupil Suspension for Drug Possession. Chief Inspector's Office.
2,913,430 / 36.8% Yes votes ...... 4,989,466 / 63.2% No votes
Permanent class size reduction funding for districts establishing parent-teacher councils. Requires testing for teacher credentialing; pupil suspension for drug possession. Fiscal Impact: Creates up to $60 million in new state programs, offset in part by existing funds and fees. Local school districts' costs potentially in the high tens of millions of dollars annually.

Proposition 9 Electric Utilities. Assessments. Bonds.
2,064,623 / 26.5% Yes votes ...... 5,710,140 / 73.5% No votes
Prohibits assessment of taxes, bonds, surcharges to pay costs of nuclear power plants. Limits recovery by electric companies for costs of non-nuclear power plants. Prohibits issuance of rate reduction bonds. Fiscal Impact: State government net revenue reductions potentially in the high tens of millions of dollars annually through 2001-02. Local government net revenue reductions potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually through 2001-02.

Proposition 10 State and County Early Childhood Development Programs. Additional Tobacco Surtax.
4,042,466 / 50.5% Yes votes ...... 3,962,738 / 49.5% No votes
Creates state and county commissions to establish early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Imposes additional taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: New revenues and expenditures of $400 million in 1998-99 and $750 million annually. Reduced revenues for Proposition 99 programs of $18 million in 1998-99 and $7 million annually. Other minor revenue increases and potential unknown savings.

Proposition 11 Local Sales and Use Taxes-- Revenue Sharing
3,896,675 / 53.4% Yes votes ...... 3,408,640 / 46.6% No votes
This measure would authorize local governments to voluntarily enter into sales tax revenue sharing agreements by a two-thirds vote of the local city council or board of supervisors of each participating jurisdiction. Fiscal Impact: No net change in total sales tax revenues going to cities and counties. Potential shift of sales tax revenues among cities and counties.

Local Measures

Measure G Public Administrator Office -- County of El Dorado (Charter Amendment)
25218 / 49.6% Yes votes ...... 25581 / 50.3% No votes
Shall Measure G be adopted, which would amend Section 403c of the El Dorado County Charter to remove the office of Public Administrator from the currently combined elected office of Sheriff / Coroner / Public Administrator, and to make the office of Public Administrator a separate appointed office of the County?

Measure J Police 1/4 percent Sales Tax -- City of Placerville
2365 / 71.4% Yes votes ...... 943 / 28.5% No votes
Shall the City of Placerville adopt an ordinance imposing a Sales and Use Tax of .25 % (1/4 of 1%) to be used for police services?

Measure I Fire Department Organization -- El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire Protection District
4577 / 64.4% Yes votes ...... 2520 / 35.5% No votes
Advisory - Do you support the El Dorado Hills Fire Department's intention to remain as a single-purpose, special district, independent of the proposed incorporated City of El Dorado Hills, and its opposition to the current incorporation proposal which requires the dissolution of the fire district?

Measure S Formation / Reaffirm Existing Special Tax -- Georgetown Cemetery District
676 / 56.0% Yes votes ...... 529 / 43.9% No votes
Should a public cemetery district, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 8890 et. seq., be created for the Georgetown Divide area of El Dorado County, using the same boundaries as those of the Georgetown Fire Protection District, as well as reaffirming the existing special tax for cemetery services on all parcels within the proposed public cemetery district in order to fund the purposes of the proposed District?

Measure T Refuse Collection -- Cameron Park Community Services District
2937 / 54.4% Yes votes ...... 2453 / 45.5% No votes
Advisory - Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors include the Cameron Park Community Services District area within the mandatory residential refuse collection provisions of the El Dorado County Ordinance code, which would require, subject to limited exceptions, that improved residential property have and pay for unlimited refuse collection service without regard to the number of cans actually placed out for collection?

Measure U Refuse Collection -- Tahoe West Shore Refuse Franchise Area 4
119 / 42.9% Yes votes ...... 158 / 57.0% No votes
Advisory - Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors include the Tahoe West Shore Area (Franchise Area No. 4) within the mandatory residential refuse collection provisions of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code, which would require, subject to limited exceptions, that improved residential property have and pay for at least "one can" of refuse collection service?

Measure V Population Cap -- County of El Dorado
18472 / 35.4% Yes votes ...... 33642 / 64.5% No votes
Shall Measure V be adopted, which would amend the El Dorado County General Plan to add an objective of limiting the total county-wide population to 260,000 people?

Measure W River and Streams Preservation Act -- County of El Dorado
20364 / 37.4% Yes votes ...... 34080 / 62.5% No votes
Shall Measure W ("El Dorado County Streams and Rivers Preservation Act") be adopted, which would add Section 5.48.095 to the El Dorado County Ordinance Code to: (1) reduce current levels of commercial rafting operations on the South Fork of the American River by imposing an annual limit of 45,820 user days; and, (2) include all institutional and not-for-profit groups within the definition of commercial rafting operations?

Measure Y Control Traffic Congestion Initiative -- County of El Dorado (General Plan Amendment)
32847 / 61.0% Yes votes ...... 20968 / 38.9% No votes
Shall Measure Y ("The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative") be adopted, which would add five policies to the El Dorado County General Plan related to: (i) maintenance of specified levels of service on roads in unincorporated areas of the County; (ii) a requirement that new development fully fund roadway capacity improvements needed to offset the traffic impacts of new development projects; and, (iii) establishment of a requirement of voter approval prior to the expenditure of County tax revenues to pay for road capacity improvements to mitigate impacts of new development?

Measure Z Implementing the Control Traffic Congestion Initiative -- County of El Dorado
20248 / 38.3% Yes votes ...... 32516 / 61.6% No votes
Shall Measure Z ("A Measure Implementing The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative") be adopted, which would; (i) add language to the El Dorado County General Plan providing for the manner in which the policies added by Measure Y ("The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative") are to be interpreted and applied if adopted by the voters; and, (ii) amend the language of existing Policy relating to traffic mitigation requirements?

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