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March 2, 2004 Election

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County Results as of Mar 19 9:22am, 100% of Precincts Reporting (1029/1029)
41% Countywide Voter Turnout (321,778/783,890)

Statewide Results as of Mar 26 4:14pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (21830/21830)
43.6% Statewide Voter Turnout (6,585,111/15,091,160)

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    President

    President of the United States; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • John F. Kerry, Democratic
      1,975,043 votes 64.4%
    • John Edwards, Democratic
      606,224 votes 19.8%
    • Dennis J. Kucinich, Democratic
      143,162 votes 4.7%
    • Howard Dean, Democratic
      129,063 votes 4.3%
    • Al Sharpton, Democratic
      58,454 votes 2%
    • Joe Lieberman, Democratic (Withdrawn)
      52,078 votes 1.6%
    • Wesley Clark, Democratic (Withdrawn)
      50,455 votes 1.6%
    • Carol Moseley Braun, Democratic (Withdrawn)
      24,087 votes .7%
    • Dick Gephardt, Democratic (Withdrawn)
      21,613 votes .7%
    • Lyndon Larouche, Democratic
      7,846 votes .2%
    • Fern Penna, Democratic (Write-in)
    • Katarina Dunmar, Democratic (Write-in)
    • James Alexander-Pace, Democratic (Write-in)
    • John Nigro, Jr., Democratic (Write-in)
    • David Giacomuzzi, Democratic (Write-in)

    President of the United States; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • George W. Bush, Republican
      2,184,828 votes 100%
    • Richard Allen Holtz, Republican (Write-in)
    • Richard P. Bosa, Republican (Write-in)
    • Bradley J. Barton, Republican (Write-in)
    • Nancy Warrick, Republican (Write-in)
    • Blake Ashby, Republican (Write-in)
    • Bill Wyatt, Republican (Write-in)
    • Doc Castellano, Republican (Write-in)

    President of the United States; American Independent PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Michael A. Peroutka, American Independent
      25,950 votes 100%

    President of the United States; Green PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Peter Miguel Camejo, Green
      33,255 votes 75.9%
    • David Cobb, Green
      5,002 votes 11.5%
    • Lorna Salzman, Green
      4,680 votes 10.6%
    • Kent Mesplay, Green
      883 votes 2%

    President of the United States; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Gary Nolan, Libertarian
      11,677 votes 59.3%
    • Aaron Russo, Libertarian
      4,761 votes 24.2%
    • Michael Badnarik, Libertarian
      3,266 votes 16.5%

    President of the United States; Peace and Freedom PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Leonard Peltier, Peace and Freedom
      2,767 votes 59.2%
    • Walter F. "Walt" Brown, Peace and Freedom
      1,914 votes 40.8%
    • Israel Feuer, Peace and Freedom (Write-in)
    • Mumia Abu-Jamal, Peace and Freedom

    (Only American Independent, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Peace and Freedom, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for President of the United States)

    US Senate

    United States Senator; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Barbara Boxer, Democratic
      2,532,621 votes 100%

    United States Senator; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Bill Jones, Republican
      1,002,875 votes 44.9%
    • Rosario Marin, Republican
      448,756 votes 20.1%
    • Howard Kaloogian, Republican
      248,443 votes 11.2%
    • Toni Casey, Republican
      139,835 votes 6.3%
    • Tim Stoen, Republican
      123,182 votes 5.5%
    • James Stewart, Republican
      77,111 votes 3.4%
    • Barry L. Hatch, Republican
      70,307 votes 3.1%
    • John M. Van Zandt, Republican
      56,143 votes 2.5%
    • Danney Ball, Republican
      37,059 votes 1.6%
    • Bill Quraishi, Republican
      32,022 votes 1.4%
    • Louis E. Longoria, Republican (Write-in)

    United States Senator; American Independent PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Don J. Grundmann, American Independent
      31,277 votes 100%

    United States Senator; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Senator; Peace and Freedom PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only American Independent, Democratic, Libertarian, Peace and Freedom, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for United States Senator)

    US House

    United States Representative; District 11; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 11; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Richard Pombo, Republican
      64,469 votes 100%

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for United States Representative; District 11)

    United States Representative; District 14; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Anna G. Eshoo, Democratic
      81,551 votes 100%

    United States Representative; District 14; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 14; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for United States Representative; District 14)

    United States Representative; District 15; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mike Honda, Democratic
      58,076 votes 100%

    United States Representative; District 15; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for United States Representative; District 15)

    United States Representative; District 16; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Zoe Lofgren, Democratic
      49,716 votes 100%

    United States Representative; District 16; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Douglas Adams McNea, Republican
      20,178 votes 100%

    United States Representative; District 16; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Markus Welch, Libertarian
      340 votes 100%

    (Only Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for United States Representative; District 16)

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 11; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 11; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 11; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for State Senator; District 11)

    State Senator; District 13; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 13; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 13; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for State Senator; District 13)

    State Senator; District 15; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 15; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Abel Maldonado, Republican
      79,994 votes 100%

    State Senator; District 15; Green PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Brook Madsen, Green
      1,397 votes 100%

    (Only Democratic, Green, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for State Senator; District 15)

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 20; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 20; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Cliff Williams, Republican
      14,587 votes 100%

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 20)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 21; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 21; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 21)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 22; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Sally J. Lieber, Democratic
      33,342 votes 100%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 22; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Marie Dominguez-Gasson, Republican
      14,449 votes 100%

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 22)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 23; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 23; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mark Patrosso, Republican
      8,466 votes 100%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 23; Green PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic, Green, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 23)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 24; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rebecca Cohn, Democratic
      38,347 votes 100%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 24; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 24; Libertarian PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 24)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 27; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 27; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 27)

    Member of the State Assembly; District 28; Democratic PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Simon Salinas, Democratic
      25,890 votes 100%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 28; Republican PartyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    (Only Democratic and Republican party candidates are on the ballot for Member of the State Assembly; District 28)

    Party Committee

    Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 22Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (6 Elected)

    Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 24Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (6 Elected)

    Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (6 Elected)

    Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (5 Elected)

    Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (6 Elected)

    Judicial

    Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 18Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    County

    County Supervisor; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Blanca Alvarado
      27,592 votes 100.00%
    • (522 Writein Votes 1.91%)

    County Supervisor; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Pete "Primo" McHugh
      35,133 votes 100.00%
    • (419 Writein Votes 1.21%)

    County Supervisor; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Liz Kniss
      62,306 votes 100.00%
    • (516 Writein Votes 0.84%)

    City

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 8Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • David D. Cortese
      12,853 votes 100.00%
    • (117 Writein Votes 0.92%)

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 10Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Special District

    Director; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Division 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Joe Judge
      26,198 votes 100.00%
    • (360 Writein Votes 1.39%)

    Director; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Division 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Director; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Division 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Gregory A. Zlotnick
      58,190 votes 100.00%
    • (403 Writein Votes 0.70%)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 55 Kindergarten -University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004
    3,181,725 / 50.8% Yes votes ...... 3,076,099 / 49.2% No votes
    Should the state sell twelve billion three hundred million dollars ($12,300,000,000) in general obligation bonds for construction and renovation of K-12 school facilities and higher education facilities?

    Proposition 56 State Budget, Related Taxes, Reserve, Voting Requirements, Penalties
    2,151,359 / 34.3% Yes votes ...... 4,113,036 / 65.7% No votes
    Should the State Constitution and certain statutes be amended to allow the state legislature to pass the state budget and budget-related tax and appropriation bills with a 55 percent vote, and to make other changes to the budget process?

    Proposition 57 The Economic Recovery Bond Act
    3,991,044 / 63.3% Yes votes ...... 2,312,254 / 36.7% No votes
    Should the state of California borrow 15 billion dollars ($15,000,000,000) through the sale of bonds to provide financing for California's budget deficit?

    Proposition 58 The California Balanced Budget Act
    4,461,157 / 71.1% Yes votes ...... 1,813,507 / 28.9% No votes
    Should the state Constitution be amended to require that the state adopt a balanced budget and provide for mid-year adjustments if the budget falls out of balance? Should the Constitution also include state budget reserve requirements and limits on future borrowing to finance budget deficits?

    Local Measures

    Measure 2 Regional Traffic Relief Plan -- County of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano (Regional Measure - Majority Vote)
    631,304 / 58.5% Yes votes ...... 448,771 / 41.5% No votes
       178,464 (59.55%) Yes / 121,206 (40.45%) No in Santa Clara County
       164,497 (55.6%) Yes / 131,098 (44.4%) No in Alameda County
       121,167 (51.4%) Yes / 114,766 (48.6%) No in Contra Costa County
       51285 (64.29%) Yes / 28487 (35.71%) No in Marin County
       115,891 (68.53%) Yes / 53,214 (31.47%) No in San Francisco County
       Yes / No in Solano County
    Shall voters authorize a Regional Traffic Relief Plan that does the following:

    (1) Directs revenues generated through the collection of bridge tolls to provide the following projects:
    (A) Expand and extend BART.
    (B) New transbay commuter rail crossing south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
    (C) Comprehensive Regional Express bus network.
    (D) New expanded ferry service.
    (E) Better connections between BART, buses, ferries, and rail.

    (2) Approves a one dollar ($1) toll increase effective July 1, 2004, on all toll bridges in the bay area, except the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Measure A Juvenile Hall and Probation Department Charter Amendments -- County of Santa Clara (County Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
    177,227 / 60.44% Yes votes ...... 116,008 / 39.56% No votes
    To improve safety and conditions for children at Juvenile Hall, based on independent audit recommendations, shall Supervisors establish an Advisory Board of Juvenile Hall to include: a Juvenile Court judge, the District Attorney, Public Defender, Sheriff, health professionals, Probation employee organization members, previous Hall residents, and parents of persons incarcerated at Juvenile Hall AND shall the County Charter be amended to allow the County Executive to appoint, supervise, and remove the Chief Probation Officer?
    YES
    NO

    Measure B Special Tax -- Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority (Special Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    51,742 / 61.17% Yes votes ...... 32,852 / 38.83% No votes
    To maintain community library open hours and provide updated books, materials, and computer technology, shall the Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority levy an annual special tax on lands within Community Facilities District No. 1, with an annual appropriations limit of $7,274,850? This tax, exclusively for local libraries, automatically expires after seven years. The amount for single-family residences shall be $42 annually, with a corresponding amount for other property classifications, it shall be audited annually, and it cannot be increased.
    YES
    NO

    Measure C Residential Growth Control -- City of Morgan Hill (Amendment to General Plan and Municipal Code - Majority Approval Required)
    5,281 / 76.12% Yes votes ...... 1,657 / 23.88% No votes
    Shall a measure be adopted to amend the Morgan Hill General Plan and Municipal Code to update Measure P, the City's Residential Development Control System (RDCS) to extend the RDCS to 2020, establish a population ceiling of 48,000 for the year 2020 consistent with the current growth rate allowed under Measure P, and refine RDCS policies to encourage more efficient land use, sustainable transit-oriented development, and address difficulties in implementing the RDCS allotment system?
    YES
    NO

    Measure D Design-Build Procurement Process -- City of San Jose (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
    72,215 / 54.91% Yes votes ...... 59,294 / 45.09% No votes
    DESIGN-BUILD PROCUREMENT PROCESS To create taxpayer savings, prevent cost overruns and improve efficiency, may the Charter be amended to allow the design-build procurement process as an exemption to public bidding, wherein the design and construction of a public works project is provided by the same entity, be utilized for public works contracts that cost over $5,000,000, when the City Council finds doing so would save money or result in faster project completion?
    YES
    NO

    Measure E Gavilan College Job Training, Overcrowding, Repair/Safety Measure -- Gavilan Joint Community College District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
    11,217 / 56.75% Yes votes ...... 8,550 / 43.25% No votes
    Gavilan College Job Training, Overcrowding, Repair/Safety Measure: To prepare students for jobs/four-year colleges, accommodate increasing enrollment and upgrade Gavilan College campuses in Gilroy, San Benito and the Morgan Hill area by: Improving fire safety and security; Upgrading plumbing/sewer systems; Upgrading wiring for computer technology; Repairing, acquiring, constructing, equipping classrooms, buildings, libraries and sites shall Gavilan Joint Community College District issue $108,000,000 in bonds at legal rates with citizen oversight, guaranteed annual audits, no money for administrators' salaries?"
    BONDS YES
    BONDS NO

    Measure G Parcel Tax -- Union School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    8,333 / 64.38% Yes votes ...... 4,610 / 35.62% No votes
    "To avoid closing two neighborhood elementary schools and to minimize further reduction in staff, programs and supplies, shall the Union Elementary School District collect an education tax of $195/year per taxable parcel for four years, with exemptions for parcels owned/occupied by seniors (65+), with citizen oversight, and shall the District's annual appropriations limit be raised by such amount?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure H Parcel Tax Extension -- Cambrian School District (Majority Approval Required)
    5,075 / 74.06% Yes votes ...... 1,778 / 25.94% No votes
    "In order to maintain improved instructional quality for children by providing training for teachers, retention of quality teachers, continuation of art, science, music, technology, physical education programs, and reduced class sizes shall the Gann Appropriation Limit increase approved by 69 percent of the voters in 2001 be continued (commencing June 30, 2005), thus allowing the Cambrian School District to continue to expend the funds generated by Measure A with no increase in property taxes?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure I Parcel Tax Extension -- Loma Prieta Joint Union School District (Majority Approval Required)
    244 / 64.38% Yes votes ...... 135 / 35.62% No votes
    "Shall the Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District continue for four years (July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2008) the Gann appropriations Limit increase approved by the voters in 2000, thus allowing the district to continue to use the revenue generated by the existing special tax of $150 per parcel?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure J Parcel Tax -- Mountain View-Whisman School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    9,493 / 69.91% Yes votes ...... 4,085 / 30.09% No votes
    "To reduce the impact of budget cuts on Mountain View-Whisman School District schools and protect quality education by providing resources for small schools/small classes, retaining teachers/staff, restoring music/art education, keeping school libraries open, and preserving essential educational programs, shall Mountain View-Whisman School District levy a temporary tax based on square footage of parcels of property, as described in the voter pamphlet, for 5 years with independent citizen oversight, an exemption for seniors and all funds benefiting Mountain View- Whisman School District children?"
    YES
    NO


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