Final election results: Measure R passes, Measure J fails

Contra Costa County election results
Contra Costa County elections. (Photo credit: Mike Kinney)

Measure R has passed and Measure J has failed, according to the Contra Costa County Elections Office’s final official results for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.

Measure R, a $575 million school construction bond measure to repair and upgrade schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, passed after receiving 58.3 percent of the votes cast. The measure needed 55 percent of the vote to pass.

Measure J, a 35-year annual half-cent sales tax that had aimed to fund transportation improvements throughout the gridlocked county, failed after receiving 51.69 percent of vote, short of the needed two-thirds approval.

A total of 330,514 out of 657,273 registered voters cast ballots in the election, just over 50 percent.

To view how Contra Costa County voted on local, state and federal candidates and races, click here.