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November 2, 2004 Election

County Results as of Nov 2 9:35pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (139/139)
70.2% Countywide Voter Turnout (59611/84924)

Statewide Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (24035/24035)
75.9% Statewide Voter Turnout (12,572,735/16,557,273)

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  • President

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

    • John F. Kerry/John Edwards, Democratic
      6,737,355 votes 54.4%
    • George W. Bush/Dick Cheney, Republican
      5,501,496 votes 44.4%
    • Michael Badnarik/Richard Campagna, Libertarian
      50,101 votes .5%
    • David Cobb/Pat LaMarche, Green
      40,598 votes .3%
    • Leonard Peltier/Janice Jordan, Peace and Freedom
      27,548 votes .2%
    • Michael Anthony Peroutka/Chuck Baldwin, American Independent
      26,580 votes .2%
    • Anthony Jabin (Write-in)
    • John Joseph Kennedy (Write-in)
    • James Alexander-Pace (Write-in)
    • John Parker (Write-in)
    • Ralph Nader (Write-in)

    US Senate

    United States SenatorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    US House

    United States Representative; District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mike Thompson, Democratic
      185,214 votes 67%
    • Lawrence R. Wiesner, Republican
      77,975 votes 28.2%
    • Pamela Elizondo, Green
      13,394 votes 4.8%

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites


    Member, City Council; City of ArcataClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Member, City Council; City of Blue LakeClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Adelene L. Jones
      331 votes 33.98%
    • Marvin Samuels
      303 votes 31.11%
    • Jennifer L. Doyle
      259 votes 26.59%
    • (81 Writein Votes 8.32%)

    Member, City Council; City of Eureka; Ward 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Virginia Bass-Jackson
      8086 votes 97.41%
    • (215 Writein Votes 2.59%)

    City Council; City of Eureka; Ward 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

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

    • Jeff Farley
      348 votes 49.79%
    • Elizabeth K. Anderson
      348 votes 49.79%
    • (3 Writein Votes 0.43%)

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

    • Stuart Titus
      481 votes 43.18%
    • Ken Mierzwa
      445 votes 39.95%
    • Rachel J. Harrison
      180 votes 16.16%
    • (8 Writein Votes 0.72%)

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

    • Richard L. "Bud" Leonard
      414 votes 21.29%
    • Jack Thompson
      402 votes 20.67%
    • Marc Barsanti
      396 votes 20.36%
    • Ernie Cannady
      273 votes 14.04%
    • Jack M. Hill
      190 votes 9.77%
    • Kane F. Otis
      135 votes 6.94%
    • Sharon L. Wolff
      74 votes 3.80%
    • Steven L. Wolff
      57 votes 2.93%
    • (4 Writein Votes 0.21%)

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

    Special Districts

    Board Member; Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District; Division 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Board Member; Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District; Division 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Randy Turner
      4235 votes 48.56%
    • Harold C. Hunt
      2744 votes 31.46%
    • Javan Reid
      1722 votes 19.74%
    • (21 Writein Votes 0.24%)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1A Protection of Local Government Revenues
    9,398,045 / 83.6% Yes votes ...... 1,837,430 / 16.4% No votes
    Should local property tax and sales tax revenues remain with local government thereby safeguarding funding for public safety, health, libraries, parks, and other local services? Provisions can only be suspended if the Governor declares a fiscal necessity and two-thirds of the Legislature concur.

    Proposition 59 Public Records, Open Meetings
    9,322,156 / 83.3% Yes votes ...... 1,867,161 / 16.7% No votes
    Shall the Constitution be amended to include public's right of access to meetings of government bodies and writings of government officials while preserving specified constitutional rights and retaining existing exclusions for certain meetings and records?

    Proposition 60 Election Rights of Political Parties
    7,217,315 / 67.5% Yes votes ...... 3,473,838 / 32.5% No votes
    Shall the general election ballot be required to include candidate receiving most votes among candidates of same party for partisan office in primary election?

    Proposition 60A Surplus Property
    7,765,107 / 73.2% Yes votes ...... 2,839,572 / 26.8% No votes
    Shall the sale proceeds of most surplus state property pay off specified bonds?

    Proposition 61 Children's Hospital Projects. Grant Program
    6,620,176 / 58.3% Yes votes ...... 4,743,459 / 41.7% No votes
    Shall $750 million general obligation bonds be authorized for grants to eligible children's hospitals for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping children's hospitals?

    Proposition 62 Elections. Primaries
    5,111,627 / 46.2% Yes votes ...... 5,960,889 / 53.8% No votes
    Should primary elections be structured so that voters may vote for any state or federal candidate regardless of party registration of voter or candidate? The two primary-election candidates receiving most votes for an office, whether they are candidates with "no party" or members of same or different party, would be listed on general election ballot. Exempts presidential nominations.

    Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Expansion, Funding. Tax on Personal Incomes above $1 Million
    6,183,119 / 53.7% Yes votes ...... 5,330,052 / 46.3% No votes
    Should a 1% tax on taxable personal income above $1 million to fund expanded health services for mentally ill children, adults, seniors be established?

    Proposition 64 Limit on Private Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws
    6,562,861 / 58.9% Yes votes ...... 4,572,383 / 41.1% No votes
    Should individual or class action "unfair business" lawsuits be allowed only if actual loss suffered? Only government officials may enforce these laws on public's behalf.

    Proposition 65 Local Government Funds, Revenues. State Mandates
    3,895,621 / 37.6% Yes votes ...... 6,461,927 / 62.4% No votes
    Should reduction of local fee/tax revenues require voter approval? Permits suspension of state mandate if no state reimbursement to local government within 180 days after obligation determined.

    Proposition 66 Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment
    5,596,077 / 47.3% Yes votes ...... 6,230,122 / 52.7% No votes
    Should the "Three Strikes" law be limited to violent and/or serious felonies? Permits limited re-sentencing under new definitions. Increases punishment for specified sex crimes against children.

    Proposition 67 Emergency Medical Services. Funding. Telephone Surcharge
    3,238,537 / 28.4% Yes votes ...... 8,154,515 / 71.6% No votes
    Should the telephone surcharge be increased and other funds for emergency room physicians, hospital emergency rooms, community clinics, emergency personnel training/equipment, and 911 telephone system be allocated?

    Proposition 68 Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion. Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments. Revenues, Tax Exemptions
    1,894,183 / 16.2% Yes votes ...... 9,788,161 / 83.8% No votes
    Should tribal compact amendments be authorized? Unless tribes accept, should casino gaming be authorized for sixteen non-tribal establishments? Percentage of gaming revenues fund government services.

    Proposition 69 DNA Samples. Collection. Database. Funding
    7,183,917 / 62.0% Yes votes ...... 4,395,343 / 38.0% No votes
    Should collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from others arrested for or charged with specified crimes be required with submission to state DNA database? Provides for funding.

    Proposition 70 Tribal Gaming Compacts. Exclusive Gaming Rights. Contributions to State
    2,759,558 / 23.7% Yes votes ...... 8,868,324 / 76.3% No votes
    Upon tribe's request, should the Governor be required to execute a 99-year compact? Tribes contribute percentage of net gaming income to state funds, in exchange for expanded, exclusive tribal casino gaming.

    Proposition 71 Stem Cell Research. Funding. Bonds
    7,009,814 / 59.1% Yes votes ...... 4,859,401 / 40.9% No votes
    Should the "California Institute for Regenerative Medicine" be established to regulate and fund stem cell research with the constitutional right to conduct such research and with an oversight committee? Prohibits funding of human reproductive cloning research.

    Proposition 72 Health Care Coverage Requirements
    5,681,863 / 49.1% Yes votes ...... 5,881,886 / 50.9% No votes
    Should legislation requiring health care coverage for employees, as specified, working for large and medium employers be approved?

    Local Measures

    Measure K School District School Bond -- Loleta Union School District (Measure K requires 55 percent (55%) YES votes to pass)
    368 / 67.65% Yes votes ...... 176 / 32.35% No votes
    Shall Loleta Union Elementary School District modernize classrooms, including improvements to lighting and heating & air conditioning systems; improvements to classrooms including replacement of windows and cabinetry, abatement of asbestos, new whiteboards; replacement of floor and wall coverings; make health and safety improvements including new restrooms for upper grade wings; upgrade kitchen facilities and improve computer network environment and student access to technology by issuing $456,000 of bonds at interest rates below the legal limit?

    Measure L County of Humboldt Transaction and Use Tax -- Humboldt County (Simple Majority)
    16696 / 29.88% Yes votes ...... 39180 / 70.12% No votes
    Shall the Board of Supervisors enact a temporary one percent sales tax, pursuant to County Ordinance No. 2323 and Resolution No.04-51, a general tax, with these restrictions:

    >The sales tax can only be used to pay for local services; >The tax will terminate on June 30, 2009; and >This Board of Supervisors will immediately repeal the tax if the State attempts to redirect or take the sales tax revenue away from Humboldt County.

    Measure M County of Humboldt Anti-GMO Initiative Ordinance -- Humboldt County (Simple Majority)
    19137 / 35.10% Yes votes ...... 35384 / 64.90% No votes
    Shall the Humboldt County ordinance titled "Ordinance Prohibiting Growing of Genetically Modified Organisms" be approved?

    Measure N Business License -- City of Blue Lake (Simple Majority)
    252 / 49.51% Yes votes ...... 257 / 50.49% No votes
    Shall the City Council of the City of Blue Lake adopt Ordinance No. 474 updating rates for business licenses within the City of Blue Lake to supplement general tax revenues?

    Measure O Election of Mayor -- City of Ferndale (Simple Majority)
    148 / 21.17% Yes votes ...... 551 / 78.83% No votes
    Shall the electors eliminate the elective office of mayor and thereby reestablish the procedure of selection of mayor by the City Council?

    Measure P Business License -- City of Ferndale (Simple Majority)
    398 / 57.18% Yes votes ...... 298 / 42.82% No votes
    Shall the City of Ferndale increase the business license fees?

    • The proposed fees are as shown below:

    Category --- Proposed

    Yearly-Retail --- $ 60.00

    Quarterly-Retail --- $ 15.00

    Yearly-no sales tax --- $ 80.00

    Quarterly-no sales tax --- $ 20.00

    Duplicate --- $ 5.00

    Location Change --- $ 2.00

    Carnival (daily) --- $100.00


    Service/Product not offered locally --- $ 10.00
    Service/Product offered locally --- $150.00

    Chamber Sponsored Sales --- $100.00

    Measure Q College of the Redwoods School Bond -- Humboldt County, except for the Dinsmore area (2MR) (Measure Q requires 55 percent (55%) YES votes to pass)
    35641 / 63.95% Yes votes ...... 20093 / 36.05% No votes
    To strengthen local job and vocational training programs, and increase academic classes for students with 2-year and 4-year college goals by:
    • Adding classrooms and tech labs;
    • Renovating unsafe and deteriorating campus buildings;
    • Repairing, acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping college facilities;

    Shall the Redwoods Community College District issue $40,320,000 of bonds, at legal rates, with tough accountability safeguards, including an independent Citizens Oversight Committee and annual audits -- with no money used for administrator salaries?

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