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November 6, 2012 Election

County Results as of Nov 7 12:51am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (253/253)
51.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (82,271/158,524)
Statewide Results as of Dec 3 4:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24491/24491)
71.3% Statewide Voter Turnout (13,013,098/18,245,970)

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Precinct 10740
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  • President

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

    US Congress

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

    • Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
      7,748,994 votes 62.5%
    • Elizabeth Emken, Republican
      4,650,994 votes 37.5%

    United States Representative; District 20Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Sam Farr, Democratic
      148,697 votes 72.7%
    • Jeff Taylor, Republican
      55,777 votes 27.3%

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 17Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Bill Monning, Democratic
      208,097 votes 61.7%
    • Larry Beaman, Republican
      129,255 votes 38.3%

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 29Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mark Stone, Democratic
      114,923 votes 67.6%
    • Tom Walsh, Republican
      55,020 votes 32.4%


    Board Member; Santa Cruz City High School District; Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Sheila Coonerty
      29,345 votes 66.00%
    • George William Bettinger
      14,782 votes 33.25%
    • (336 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.76%)

    Board Member; Santa Cruz City High School District; Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Patty Threet
      21,801 votes 37.16%
    • Claudia Vestal
      20,388 votes 34.75%
    • Rafael Granados
      16,094 votes 27.43%
    • (391 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.67%)

    Special District

    Director; Branciforte Fire Protection DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Ryan Torchio
      722 votes 36.78%
    • Benjamin F. Cahill
      478 votes 24.35%
    • Robert Echols
      423 votes 21.55%
    • Neal Austin
      196 votes 9.98%
    • Antoinette Jardine
      138 votes 7.03%
    • (6 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.31%)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding
    Pass: 6,902,562 / 55.3% Yes votes ...... 5,584,785 / 44.7% No votes
    Should the California Constitution be amended to (a) temporarily increase sales and personal income tax rates; (b) guarantee certain revenue transfers to local governments; and (c) eliminate state funding of certain mandates to local governments?

    Proposition 31 State Budget. State and Local Government
    Fail: 4,579,061 / 39.5% Yes votes ...... 7,014,491 / 60.5% No votes
    Should the state constitution and law be amended to require government performance reviews and two-year budget cycles, to prohibit the Legislature from creating certain expenditures unless offsetting revenues or spending cuts are identified, and to make changes in certain responsibilities of local governament, the Legislature and the Governor?

    Proposition 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates
    Fail: 5,328,207 / 43.4% Yes votes ...... 6,940,282 / 56.6% No votes
    Should unions, corporations, government contractors and state and local government employers be prohibited from using payroll-deducted funds, or in some instances their own funds, for political expenditures?

    Proposition 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage
    Fail: 5,441,219 / 45.1% Yes votes ...... 6,633,713 / 54.9% No votes
    Should automobile insurance companies be permitted to offer a discount to drivers who have continuously maintained their insurance coverage, even if they change their insurance company?

    Proposition 34 Death Penalty
    Fail: 5,885,080 / 48.0% Yes votes ...... 6,372,996 / 52.0% No votes
    Should the death penalty be repealed and replaced with life imprisonment without possibility of parole when someone is convicted of murder with specified special circumstances?

    Proposition 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties
    Pass: 9,935,574 / 81.4% Yes votes ...... 2,277,560 / 18.6% No votes
    Should the definition of human trafficking be expanded, penalties for traffickers be increased, convicted sexual traffickers be required to register as sex offenders, and additional training for law enforcement officers be required?

    Proposition 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties
    Pass: 8,447,576 / 69.3% Yes votes ...... 3,750,222 / 30.7% No votes
    Should California law be amended to provide that a life sentence should not be imposed for a third felony conviction unless the third conviction is for a serious or violent felony?

    Proposition 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling
    Fail: 5,986,652 / 48.5% Yes votes ...... 6,365,236 / 51.5% No votes
    Should labeling be required on foods containing genetically modified ingredients when such foods (whether raw or processed, plant or animal) are offered for sale to consumers in California?

    Proposition 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs
    Fail: 3,485,443 / 28.7% Yes votes ...... 8,671,851 / 71.3% No votes
    Should California's personal income tax rates be increased during 2013-24 to provide funds for public schools, early childhood education programs, and state debt payments?

    Proposition 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding
    Pass: 7,273,367 / 61.0% Yes votes ...... 4,641,745 / 39.0% No votes
    Should the California tax code be changed to require multistate firms to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California, with roughly half of the resulting tax increase to be used to fund clean/efficient energy projects for five years?

    Proposition 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts
    Pass: 8,235,698 / 71.9% Yes votes ...... 3,215,335 / 28.1% No votes
    Should the current state Senate districts be retained?

    Local Measures

    Measure N Transient Occupancy Tax increase 1.5%... to 11% -- County of Santa Cruz (tax increase - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 80,990 / 72.77% Yes votes ...... 30,303 / 27.23% No votes
    Additional One and One-Half Percent Transient Occupancy Tax Rate. To protect the quality of life in Santa Cruz County by limiting further cuts to police, fire, emergency services, health services, parks and recreation, economic development, job creation, and other essential county services; shall Santa Cruz County be authorized to levy an additional tax of one and one-half of one percent in the Transient Occupancy Tax on people staying at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county?

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