Tracy and San Joaquin County voters also helped choose the top two candidates in two congressional districts and a state Assembly district on Tuesday. Below are the unofficial results released Wednesday, June 6, by the San Joaquin County Registrar’s Office and the California Secretary of State’s office.
The top two candidates in each race have a runoff in the Nov. 6 election.
San Joaquin County Supervisors 5th District
In the race for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors 5th District, Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott was the top candidate with 5,152 votes (45.5 percent) over Tracy Planning Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom and farmer Tom Benigno, who recorded 3,786 votes (33.4 percent) and 2,321 votes (20.7 percent).
Elliott and Ransom now face off in the Nov. 6 election. Supervisor candidates do not run with a party affiliation.
State Senate 5th District
Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani (D) topped Republican Assemblyman Bill Berryhill in the State Senate 5th District race, which includes parts of Stanislaus and Sacramento counties. Galgiani received 38,547 votes (41.3 percent) to Berryhill’s 33,504 (35.9 percent). Tracy resident and San Joaquin County Supervisor Leroy Ornellas (R) finished last, with 21,190 votes (22.7 percent).
Among San Joaquin County voters, Galgiani received 28,211 votes (41.3 percent) to Berryhill’s 21,653 (31.7 percent). Ornellas finished last with 18,197 votes (26.6 percent).
State Assembly 13th District
Democrat and Stockton City Councilwoman Susan Eggman was the No. 1 candidate in the race for the 13th Assembly District, with 15,485 votes (39.6 percent). K. “Jeffrey” Jafri (R) was second, with 8,401 votes (21.4 percent). They now advance to the November election.
Republican Dolores M. Cooper finished with 5,831 votes (14.9 percent), Democrat C. Jennett Stebbins with 5,109 votes (13.2 percent) and Democrat Xochitl Paderes with 4,179 votes (10.6 percent).
Paderes withdrew from the race before Election Day, though her name remained on the ballot.
U.S. Congress 10th District
Republican Congressman Jeff Denham was first in the 10th Congressional District race with 31,726 votes (48.3 percent). Democrat Jose Hernandez finished second in the district, which includes all of Tracy south of Interstate 205, with 18,886 votes (28.7 percent) and will face Denham in November.
Democrat Michael Barkley tallied 3,708 votes (5.6 percent), Chad Condit (independent) with 9,871 votes (15 percent) and Troy McComak (independent) with 1,543 votes (2.3 percent).
In San Joaquin County, Denham was first with 9,524 votes (49.6 percent). Hernandez finished second with 5,795 votes (35 percent) while Barkley received 1,373 votes (7.1 percent), Condit (independent) had 1,046 (5.4 percent) and McComak (independent) finished with 580 (3 percent).
U.S. Congress 9th District
Democratic Congressman Jerry McNerney will face Republican Ricky Gill in the November election for the 9th Congressional District seat, which covers Mountain House and portions of Tracy north of Interstate 205.
McNerney received 35,088 votes (48.9 percent), while Gill was second with 28,652 (39.5 percent). John McDonald, a Republican from Mountain House, finished last with 8,792 (12.1 percent).
Among San Joaquin County voters, McNerney had 23,038 votes (46.6) to Gill’s 21,321 (43.2 percent). McDonald received 4,895 votes (9.9 percent).
State voters approved Proposition 28, which changes term limits for state legislators, with 2,319,918 votes (63.6 percent) cast in favor to 1,456,749 votes (36.4 percent) against it.
Voters in San Joaquin County cast 42,505 yes votes (61.7 percent) to 26,361 no votes (36.3 percent).
Its passage means newly elected lawmakers may serve a maximum of 12 years in the Legislature, in the Senate or Assembly, or split between the two. The previous limit was eight years in the Senate and six years in the Assembly.
Proposition 29 — a $1 tax-per-packet on cigarettes for cancer research — was narrowly defeated by state voters, 1,958,047 votes (50.8 percent) to 1,894,871 (49.2 percent).
In San Joaquin County, 30,212 votes (43.5 percent) were in favor and 39,239 votes (56.5 percent) were against.