Voters appear to have approved Measure B, the $82 million bond proposed to modernize Tracy schools, after early ballot counting Tuesday.
Counting at the San Joaquin Registrar of Voters ended about midnight, and the bond measure was leading, with 64.29 percent of those who voted casting a ballot for it. The registrar has not yet finalized the vote count, so all returns reported so far are unofficial.
A news release Wednesday quoted Tracy Unified School District Superintendent Dr. James Franco saying the district was pleased with the results.
“Measure B is truly a victory for our students, our teachers and our staff. Tracy is a community that values education and Measure B bond funds will enhance and improve that experience here at Tracy Unified School District. Thank you to everyone who supported the bond and voted yes at the polls.”
In other local races, Sheriff Steve Moore is leading in his attempt to serve a third term with 58 percent of the vote so far. Challenger Sgt. Pat Withrow so far garnered 41.73 percent of the vote.
Moore will likely not have to face a runoff in the November 4 General Election because there were only two candidates for the Sheriff’s office and, if the results are official, he won this election with more than 50 percent of the vote.
The race to follow James P. Willett as district attorney for San Joaquin County is being led right now by Tori Verber Salazar with 77.45 percent of the vote. Attorney Gary Hickey so far has 22.24 percent of the vote.
Salazar will also not have to face a runoff election in November.
According to voting return numbers from the California Secretary of State, Rep. Jeff Denham is leading so far in his race for reelection with 57.3 percent of the vote in the 10th Congressional District. His closest challenger, Michael Eggman, has about half that vote total at 26.7 percent.
In the 9th Congressional District, which includes Mountain House, incumbent Jerry McNerney was ahead with 50.4 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Antonio Amador was the next highest vote-getter with 25.2 percent.
Susan Talamantes Eggman is ahead in her reelection campaign for the 13th Assembly District with 50.2 percent. Challenger Sol Jobrack has so far received 31.4 percent of the vote.
Those offices will have a runoff of the top two vote-getters in the November 4 General Election.
Voter turnout for San Joaquin County was 17.2 percent of 293,837 registered voters.
San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Austin Erdman said counting the provisional and mail in ballots will not be finished until at least next week.
Get county election returns from the San Joaquin County website and election returns for state candidates and issues at the Secretary of State's website.
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