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November 4, 2008 Election

County Results as of Nov 25 11:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1,142/1,142)
86.0% Countywide Voter Turnout (678,033/788,821)
Statewide Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25423/25423)
77.5% Statewide Voter Turnout (13,412,761/17,304,091)

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Most Holy Trinity Church - Lobby
Nassau @ Cunnigham
2040 Nassau Dr
San Jose, CA 95122

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

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

    State Assembly

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

    • Joe Coto, Democratic
      81,139 votes 76.6%
    • Mark Patrosso, Republican
      24,789 votes 23.4%


    Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 8Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites


    Board Member; East Side Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)


    County Supervisor; Santa Clara County; Supervisorial District 2Click 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

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1A Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train
    Pass: 6,512,189 / 52.5% Yes votes ...... 5,887,181 / 47.5% No votes
    To provide Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices; to provide good-paying jobs and improve California's economy while reducing air pollution, global warming greenhouse gases, and our dependence on foreign oil, shall $9.95 billion in bonds be issued to establish a clean, efficient high-speed train service linking Southern California, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with at least 90 percent of bond funds spent for specific projects, with federal and private matching funds required, all bond funds subject to an independent audit?

    Proposition 2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals
    Pass: 8,009,556 / 63.4% Yes votes ...... 4,622,352 / 36.6% No votes
    Shall certain farm animals be allowed, for the majority of every day, to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around?

    Proposition 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program
    Pass: 6,805,649 / 55.1% Yes votes ...... 5,536,987 / 44.9% No votes
    Shall $980,000,000 in general obligation bonds be authorized for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of eligible children's hospitals?

    Proposition 4 Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy
    Fail: 6,071,863 / 48.0% Yes votes ...... 6,570,777 / 52.0% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to prohibit abortion for an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent, legal guardian, or, in limited cases, substitute adult relative?

    Proposition 5 Nonviolent Drug Offenses, Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation
    Fail: 5,015,080 / 40.4% Yes votes ...... 7,407,454 / 59.6% No votes
    Shall $460,000,000 be allocated annually to improve and expand treatment programs?

    Proposition 6 Police and Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties and Laws
    Fail: 3,728,495 / 30.8% Yes votes ...... 8,365,052 / 69.2% No votes
    Shall of minimum of $965,000,000 of state funding be required each year for police and local law enforcement?

    Proposition 7 Renewable Energy Generation
    Fail: 4,376,814 / 35.4% Yes votes ...... 7,984,617 / 64.6% No votes
    Shall government-owned utilities be required to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable to private electrical corporations? Shall all utilities be required to generate 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025?

    Proposition 8 Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
    Pass: 6,838,107 / 52.3% Yes votes ...... 6,246,463 / 47.7% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?

    Proposition 9 Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole
    Pass: 6,518,511 / 53.8% Yes votes ...... 5,602,596 / 46.2% No votes
    Shall notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole be required? Shall victim safety be a consideration for bail or parole?

    Proposition 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds
    Fail: 4,966,867 / 40.5% Yes votes ...... 7,303,418 / 59.5% No votes
    Shall $5 billion in bonds paid from state's General Fund be authorized to help consumers and others purchase certain vehicles, and to help research in renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles?

    Proposition 11 Redistricting
    Pass: 5,957,057 / 50.8% Yes votes ...... 5,759,932 / 49.2% No votes
    Shall the authority for establishing state office boundaries be changed from elected representatives to a commission comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither party selected from the registered voter pool in a multilevel process?

    Proposition 12 Veteran's Bond Act of 2008
    Pass: 7,618,136 / 63.5% Yes votes ...... 4,385,715 / 36.5% No votes
    Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be issued to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?

    Local Measures

    Measure A Hospital Seismic Safety and Medical Facilities -- County of Santa Clara (Bond Measure - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 475,882 / 78.12% Yes votes ...... 133,272 / 21.88% No votes
    Hospital Seismic Safety and Medical Facilities
    To prevent state mandated shutdown of one-half of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's beds; closure of SCVMC's trauma, burn center; and, loss of disaster response, by rebuilding, and improving earthquake safety of the hospital, meeting state seismic laws, and help replace closed medical facilities in downtown San Jose, shall the County of Santa Clara issue $840 million in general obligation bonds with independent citizens' oversight committee, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries?

    Measure B BART Extension - VTA -- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Sales Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 414,328 / 66.78% Yes votes ...... 206,103 / 33.22% No votes
    To reduce dependence on foreign oil, help relieve soaring gas prices and combat climate change, shall the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority enact a 1/8 cent sales tax limited to thirty years for BART to operate/ maintain/ improve the 16.1 mile Santa Clara County BART extension, with stations in Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara, connecting with Caltrain from Gilroy to San Francisco and an Airport People Mover, to be collected only if sufficient state/federal funds are secured to match local construction dollars?

    Measure C Valley Transportation Plan 2035 -- County of Santa Clara (Advisory Vote)
    376,993 / 69.73% Yes votes ...... 163,649 / 30.27% No votes
    Shall the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority continue to plan, design, construct and provide transit services as described in the draft Valley Transportation Plan 2035 (VTP 2035) to be adopted by December 2008? VOTING FOR THIS MEASURE DOES NOT INCREASE TAXES.

    Measure D Valley Transportation Authority Ordinance -- County of Santa Clara (Ordinance Amendment - Majority Vote Required)
    Pass: 337,182 / 63.94% Yes votes ...... 190,181 / 36.06% No votes
    Shall the following ordinance be enacted? The ordinance adopted by the people of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on March 2, 1976 (Measure B) and amended by the voters at the November 6, 1990 election, shall be further amended to read as follows: "It shall be the policy of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to submit to the 2000 Measure A Citizen's Watchdog Committee every 6 years a comprehensive transit program for review and comment."

    Measure J 9-1-1 System Access Fee Change -- City of San Jose (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 217,976 / 77.69% Yes votes ...... 62,598 / 22.31% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted to eliminate the 911 fee of $1.75 per telephone line and replace it with a 10% reduced tax of $1.57 with a corresponding reduction for commercial-type trunk lines, to support essential City services such as police, fire, emergency response, parks, and libraries; to continue exemptions for low-income senior citizens or low-income disabled households, subject to existing audits?

    Measure K Telecommunications Users Tax Change -- City of San Jose (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 220,146 / 79.55% Yes votes ...... 56,592 / 20.45% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the telecommunications users tax rate from 5% to 4.5%; to update the ordinance and apply the tax equally regardless of technology used; in order to support essential City services, such as police, fire, emergency response, street maintenance, parks and libraries; while maintaining current exemptions; subject to existing audits?

    Measure L Fire Station Construction -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 177,607 / 64.53% Yes votes ...... 97,634 / 35.47% No votes
    To improve fire suppression, emergency medical services and increase essential emergency facilities available for disaster response within the Willow Glen area, shall the City be authorized to construct a single-company fire station on up to of an acre on a portion of the Lincoln Glen Park parking lot?

    Measure M City Park Use Agreements -- City of San Jose (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 198,999 / 72.60% Yes votes ...... 75,093 / 27.40% No votes
    To improve parks and enhance recreational opportunities through agreements that support long term financial investments, shall the City Charter be amended to allow the City Council to approve park use agreements with non-City entities for up to 25 years in parks larger than five acres, requiring that the agreements enhance the recreational purposes of the park?

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