Election results for West County residents


Results from the June 5 election are in.

We’ve listed the results that matter most to local residents. In California, the top two candidates receiving the most votes move on to the November general election.

GOVERNOR: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom secured the top spot with over 1.3 million votes, or 33-percent, and will face off in the November general election against President Trump-endorsed Republican John Cox, who received just over 1 million votes, or 26.2-percent.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Richmond Progressive Alliance member and former Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin lost her bid for higher office, finishing 7th in a field of 11 candidates with 3.6-percent of total votes cast. Democrat Eleni Kounalakis, who emerged with the most votes at 23.5-percent, will face off with Democrat Ed Hernandez, who received the second-most votes at 20.8-percent, in the November general election.

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Local Assemblymember Tony Thurmond‘s campaign survived the primary, as Thurmond received the second most votes, 1.9 million, accounting for 34.3-percent of the total votes cast. In November, he will face Marshall Tuck, a fellow Democrat who received 37.1-percent of the vote with 1.29 million votes.

U.S. SENATE: Sen. Dianne Feinstein secured the most votes with over 1.6 million, with Kevin De Leon receiving the second-most votes at over 432,000.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 11: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier received by far the most county votes with 54,786, or 66.9-percent. He will move onto the general election to face second-place finisher Rudy L. Peters Jr., who received 20,354 votes, or 24.8-percent.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15: Democrat Buffy Wicks, who served in the Obama administration, was the top vote-getter with 31.1-percent, or 18,049 votes. In the November general election, she will face Dan Kalb, who received 14.9 percent, or 8,650. Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles finished third out of the 12 candidates with 14.6-percent of the vote, or 8,468 votes.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 (representing Richmond): Longtime Supervisor John Gioia ran unopposed.

MEASURES E AND K (City of Richmond): The measures to designate up to 3 percent of the the City of Richmond’s budget for programs serving the city’s young people, with a phased-in approach, both passed convincingly, with Measure E receiving 75.83-percent approval, or 6,368 of the 8,398 votes cast, and Measure K receiving 5,338 votes out of 8,134 cast.

REGIONAL MEASURE 3: This measure appears to have passed by 55-percent of voters across the nine Bay Area counties, although not all the votes had been counted as of this reporting. The measure that would gradually raise tolls all seven state-owned bridges by $3 over six years, raising an estimated $4.45 billion over the next decade for capital projects and about $60 million annually for transit operations.

For full statewide results, click here.

For results on how Contra Costa County voted, click here.


  1. I’m shocked that Beckles received so many votes. It’s a very sad state of affairs when a Trump or Beckles can get so many votes.


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