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November 8, 2022 Election

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County Results as of Nov 22 3:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (296/296)
44.8% Countywide Voter Turnout (55850/124665)
Statewide Results as of Jan 18 3:44pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25554/25554)
50.8% Statewide Voter Turnout (11,146,620/21,940,274)

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    This is a preview of the election. Candidates will be added and may change until the final certified list of names is available. Some contests or ballot questions might be added.

    State Executive

    GovernorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Gavin Newsom, Democratic
      6,470,104 votes 59.2%
    • Brian Dahle, Republican
      4,462,914 votes 40.8%

    Lieutenant GovernorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic
      6,418,119 votes 59.7%
    • Angela E. Underwood Jacobs, Republican
      4,332,602 votes 40.3%

    Secretary of StateClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Shirley N. Weber, Democratic
      6,462,164 votes 60.1%
    • Rob Bernosky, Republican
      4,298,530 votes 39.9%

    ControllerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Malia M. Cohen, Democratic
      5,936,856 votes 55.3%
    • Lanhee J. Chen, Republican
      4,789,345 votes 44.7%

    TreasurerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Fiona Ma, Democratic
      6,287,076 votes 58.8%
    • Jack M. Guerrero, Republican
      4,405,781 votes 41.2%

    Attorney GeneralClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rob Bonta, Democratic
      6,339,441 votes 59.1%
    • Nathan Hochman, Republican
      4,390,428 votes 40.9%

    Insurance CommissionerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ricardo Lara, Democratic
      6,355,915 votes 59.9%
    • Robert Howell, Republican
      4,249,391 votes 40.1%

    State Superintendent of Public InstructionClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tony K. Thurmond
      5,681,318 votes 63.7%
    • Lance Ray Christensen
      3,237,785 votes 36.3%

    State Board of Equalization; District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ted Gaines, Republican
      1,390,533 votes 55.5%
    • Jose S. Altamirano, Democratic
      1,114,423 votes 44.5%

    US Legislature

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

    • Alex Padilla, Democratic
      6,621,621 votes 61.1%
    • Mark P. Meuser, Republican
      4,222,029 votes 38.9%

    United States Senator; Unexpired Short TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alex Padilla, Democratic
      6,559,308 votes 60.9%
    • Mark P. Meuser, Republican
      4,212,450 votes 39.1%

    United States Representative; District 13Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • John Duarte, Republican
      67,060 votes 50.2%
    • Adam Gray, Democratic
      66,496 votes 49.8%

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Marie Alvarado-Gil, Democratic
      137,157 votes 52.7%
    • Tim Robertson, Democratic
      123,210 votes 47.3%

    State Senator; District 14Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Anna Caballero, Democratic
      90,016 votes 56.3%
    • Amnon Shor, Republican
      69,970 votes 43.7%

    State Assembly

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

    • Juan Alanis, Republican
      60,338 votes 58.1%
    • Jessica Self, Democratic
      43,526 votes 41.9%

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

    • Esmeralda Soria, Democratic
      45,721 votes 51.3%
    • Mark Nicholas Pazin, Republican
      43,335 votes 48.7%

    Judicial

    California Supreme CourtClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (Yes/No)

    • Patricia Guerrero
      70.9% Yes (6,194,671) 29.1% No (2,537,627)
    • Goodwin Liu
      69.3% Yes (5,908,904) 30.7% No (2,623,045)
    • Martin J. Jenkins
      69.3% Yes (5,825,582) 30.7% No (2,576,601)
    • Joshua P. Groban
      68.0% Yes (5,664,354) 32.0% No (2,661,668)

    Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (Yes/No)

    • Brad R. Hill
      69.2% Yes (451,857) 30.8% No (200,838)
    • Jennifer Detjen
      69.3% Yes (451,087) 30.7% No (200,108)
    • Bert Levy
      68.2% Yes (443,243) 31.8% No (206,483)

    School

    Governing Board Member; Merced County Board of Education; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Hellen Tang
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Tim Razzari
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Mayleth Quintero Madrid
      0 votes 0.00%

    Governing Board Member; Stanislaus County Board of Education; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alice J. Pollard
      15,795 votes 54.6%
    • Debbie Barrera Martinez
      8,248 votes 28.5%
    • (31 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.2%, 4,902 Under Votes 16.9%, 4 Over Votes 0.0%)

    Governing Board Member; Delhi Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (4 Elected)

    • Mary Worthington
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Brenda L. Saavedra
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Desiree Rodriguez
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Vidal Preciado
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Maggie Reyes
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Francisca Briones
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Oscar Morales
      0 votes 0.00%

    Governing Board Member; Los Banos Unified School District; Trustee Area 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Dayna Valadao
      849 votes 71.34%
    • Raymond R. Martinez
      328 votes 27.56%
    • (13 Total Other Write-In Votes 1.09%)

    Governing Board Member; Turlock Unified School District; Trustee Area 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mary Jackson
      2,314 votes 50.5%
    • Jeff C. Nichols
      2,266 votes 49.5%
    • (1 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.0%, 443 Under Votes 8.8%, 1 Over Votes 0.0%)

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

    • Aide Marchini
      612 votes 37.25%
    • Richard Jacobsen
      530 votes 32.26%
    • Moses Mix
      494 votes 30.07%
    • (7 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.43%)

    Governing Board Member; Merced Union High School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tiffany Cresci Pickle
      3930 votes 51.92%
    • Tim Norton
      3590 votes 47.43%
    • (49 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.65%)

    Governing Board Member; Atwater Elementary School District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Barbara A. Dutra
      503 votes 51.86%
    • Mary Ellen Arana
      460 votes 47.42%
    • (7 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.72%)

    Governing Board Member; Atwater Elementary School District; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jessica Reed
      1312 votes 66.33%
    • Dale Wilson
      635 votes 32.10%
    • (31 Total Other Write-In Votes 1.57%)

    Governing Board Member; Ballico-Cressey Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Alvaro Arias
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Linda Seebeck Gamble
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Kalli Page Spycher
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Eric James Harcksen
      0 votes 0.00%

    Governing Board Member; Livingston Union Elementary School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Kanwaldeep Kaur Bains
      290 votes 53.41%
    • Alma Cuevas
      251 votes 46.22%
    • (2 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.37%)

    Governing Board Member; McSwain Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Scott Roduner
      1270 votes 25.17%
    • Cindy Bell
      1200 votes 23.79%
    • Bill Halpin
      809 votes 16.04%
    • Joe Hoffar
      651 votes 12.90%
    • Jerry Lee Sanchez, Jr.
      550 votes 10.90%
    • Doug Williams
      541 votes 10.72%
    • (24 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.48%)

    Governing Board Member; Merced City School District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Allen Brooks
      1319 votes 47.96%
    • Claudia Lucia Johnson
      980 votes 35.64%
    • Domingo Flores
      426 votes 15.49%
    • (25 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.91%)

    Governing Board Member; Merced City School District; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Beatrice McCutchen
      1092 votes 64.01%
    • Abigail De Leon-Bacilio
      591 votes 34.64%
    • (23 Total Other Write-In Votes 1.35%)

    Governing Board Member; Weaver Union School District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jose A. Munoz
      345 votes 54.76%
    • Rodrigo R. Flores
      274 votes 43.49%
    • (11 Total Other Write-In Votes 1.75%)

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

    • Jose Manuel Naranjo, Jr.
      617 votes 37.08%
    • Corine Ann Dusin
      604 votes 36.30%
    • Joella Zappia-Williamson
      429 votes 25.78%
    • (14 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.84%)

    City

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

    • Mike Nelson
      0 votes 0.00%
    • John Galen Cale
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of Atwater; Council District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • James E. Murphy, III
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Danny Ambriz
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Brian Raymond
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of Dos PalosClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Deborah Ann Orlando
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Thomas Lee Pigg
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Dennis John Brazil
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Patrick Nagy
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of GustineClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Rich Ford
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Sherri Marsigli
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Derek Alexander
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Maria Soto
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jose A. Moran
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of LivingstonClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Alma Alvarez
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Ruben Prusso
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Gurpal S. Samra
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Linda E. Placencia
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jason Roth
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Paul Llanez
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of Los Banos; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Douglas Scott Begonia, Jr.
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Refugio Llamas
      0 votes 0.00%

    Councilmember; City of Los Banos; Council District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Brett Jones
      0 votes 0.00%

    City Clerk; City of Los BanosClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Lucille Mallonee
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Fernando Echevarria
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Ronnie A. De Anda
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Javier Fuentes
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Shane Smith
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Casey L. Steed
      0 votes 0.00%

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

    • Fue Xiong
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Delray Charles Shelton
      0 votes 0.00%

    District

    Director; Ballico Community Services DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Fabian Arias
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Manuel G. Jimenez
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jim Whitworth
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Siria Jimenez
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Derek Spycher
      0 votes 0.00%

    Director; Winton Water & Sanitary DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Carol May Bonin
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jose Antonio Martinez
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Fernando Hurtado
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jami Weathers
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Jason Wilson
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Michelle W. Allison
      0 votes 0.00%

    Director; Merquin County Water DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Mitchell Domingos
      0 votes 0.00%
    • James L. Huckaby
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Freddy Oliveira
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Rick Jones
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Pedro Anzar Lizama
      0 votes 0.00%
    • Phil Dores
      0 votes 0.00%

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1 Reproductive Freedom
    Pass: 7,176,888 / 66.9% Yes votes ...... 3,553,564 / 33.1% No votes
    Amends California Constitution to expressly include an individual's fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which includes the fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This amendment does not narrow or limit the existing rights to privacy and equal protection under the California Constitution. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect because reproductive rights already are protected by state law.

    Proposition 26 Sports Betting in Casinos
    Fail: 3,514,597 / 33.0% Yes votes ...... 7,129,127 / 67.0% No votes
    Also allows: sports wagering at certain horseracing tracks; private lawsuits to enforce certain gambling laws. Directs revenues to General Fund, problem-gambling programs, enforcement. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 27 Online Sports Betting
    Fail: 1,906,342 / 17.7% Yes votes ...... 8,849,206 / 82.3% No votes
    Allows Indian tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online/ mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. Directs revenues to regulatory costs, homelessness programs, nonparticipating tribes. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly in the hundreds of millions of dollars but not likely to exceed $500 million annually. Some revenues would support state regulatory costs, possibly reaching the mid-tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 28 Funding Arts and Music Education
    Pass: 6,924,618 / 64.4% Yes votes ...... 3,827,971 / 35.6% No votes
    Provides additional funding from state General Fund for arts and music education in all K+12 public schools (including charter schools). Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs of about $1 billion annually, beginning next year, for arts education in public schools.

    Proposition 29 Kidney Dialysis Clinics
    Fail: 3,364,407 / 31.6% Yes votes ...... 7,281,201 / 68.4% No votes
    Requires physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on site during treatment. Requires clinics to: disclose physicians' ownership interests; report infection data. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local government costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 30 Income Tax on Millionaires for Electric Cars
    Fail: 4,560,488 / 42.4% Yes votes ...... 6,203,810 / 57.6% No votes
    Allocates tax revenues to zero-emission vehicle purchase incentives, vehicle charging stations, and wildfire prevention. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenue ranging from $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually, with the new funding used to support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention activities.

    Proposition 31 Yes or No to Banning Flavored Tobacco Products
    Pass: 6,803,431 / 63.4% Yes votes ...... 3,923,385 / 36.6% No votes
    A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: Decreased state tobacco tax revenues ranging from tens of millions of dollars annually to around $100 million annually.

    Local Measures

    Measure A School Bond -- Planada Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 401 / 67.28% Yes votes ...... 195 / 32.72% No votes
    To construct and modernize classrooms, improve student and staff safety and security at all sites, increase teacher and student access to modern classroom technology, and provide support facilities for student and community use, shall Planada Elementary School District's measure to issue $3,100,000 in bonds at legal interest rates be adopted, raising approximately $205,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 3 per $100 of assessed value, with citizens' oversight, annual audits and all funds improving local schools?

    Measure B Sales Tax -- City of Atwater (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 4721 / 73.72% Yes votes ...... 1683 / 26.28% No votes
    To prevent drastic cuts to Atwater's public safety services, including elimination of Atwater's Police Department; maintain emergency heart attack/stroke response times, medical services, fire protection, neighborhood police patrols, police officer training; investigate violent crimes; shall the City of Atwater adopt a measure renewing its existing, voter-approved sales tax at the 1 rate, providing $4,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, requiring audits, oversight/all funds only for Atwater?

    Measure D Special Tax -- Westside Community Healthcare District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Fail: 2,239 / 46.8% Yes votes ...... 2,543 / 53.2% No votes
       1,166 (48.52%) Yes / 1,237 (51.48%) No in Stanislaus County
       1073 (45.10%) Yes / 1306 (54.90%) No in Merced County
    To preserve public safety and ensure essential ambulance services within our community, shall the Westside Community Health Care District be authorized to levy a special tax in the initial amount of $69 per parcel, increasing by up to 3% each year thereafter, raising approximately $600,000, annually until repealed, to fund life saving services with accountability measures and all money staying local?

    The order of the contests and candidates on this ballot representation is NOT necessarily the same as your county's official ballot.
    If you print and mark your choices on this page and take it to the polls instead of an official sample ballot, be very careful.


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