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Los Angeles County 2022 Midterm results updated

The race to become the next mayor of LA remained too close to call Wednesday & it may be several days before there’s a declared winner

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LOS ANGELES – The following results are as of November 9 after noon. The race to become the next mayor of Los Angeles remained too close to call Wednesday, and it may be several days before one of the candidates is declared the winner.

With about 44% of votes counted, developer Rick Caruso had a 51% to 49% lead over U.S. Rep. Karen Bass.

County Measures

COUNTY MEASURE A

CHARTER AMENDMENT – PROVIDING AUTHORITY TO REMOVE AN ELECTED SHERIFF FOR CAUSE. Shall the measure amending the County of Los Angeles Charter to grant the Board of Supervisors authority to remove an elected Sheriff from office for cause, including a violation of law related to a Sheriff’s duties, flagrant or repeated neglect of duties, misappropriation of funds, willful falsification of documents, or obstructing an investigation, by a four-fifths vote of the Board of Supervisors, after written notice and an opportunity to be heard, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES838,98068.46%
NO386,51431.54%

Majority of votes cast

COUNTY MEASURE C

Los Angeles County Cannabis Business Tax Measure. Shall the measure enacting a tax in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County on cannabis businesses at annual rates not to exceed $10 per square foot for cultivation (adjusted for inflation) and a percentage of gross receipts for various cannabis businesses, including retail (6 percent), testing laboratory (2 percent), distribution (3 percent), manufacturing and for all other cannabis businesses (4 percent), generating approximately $10,360,000 to $15,170,000 annually, until ended by voters, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES698,67458.88%
NO487,99141.12%

Majority of votes cast

Governor

GOVERNOR

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GAVIN NEWSOM (D)816,44963.45%
BRIAN DAHLE (R)470,31936.55%

Voter Nominated

Lieutenant Governor

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ELENI KOUNALAKIS (D)789,17962.86%
ANGELA E. UNDERWOOD JACOBS (R)466,32637.14%

Voter Nominated

Secretary of State

SECRETARY OF STATE

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHIRLEY N. WEBER (D)799,60963.70%
ROB BERNOSKY (R)455,72936.30%

Voter Nominated

Controller

CONTROLLER

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MALIA M. COHEN (D)727,00058.05%
LANHEE J. CHEN (R)525,43241.95%

Voter Nominated

Treasurer

TREASURER

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FIONA MA (D)781,11662.56%
JACK M. GUERRERO (R)467,42337.44%

Voter Nominated

Attorney General

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROB BONTA (D)787,98262.72%
NATHAN HOCHMAN (R)468,30837.28%

Voter Nominated

Insurance Commissioner

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RICARDO LARA (D)787,02263.77%
ROBERT HOWELL (R)447,08036.23%

Voter Nominated

Board of Equalization

MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TONY VAZQUEZ (D)759,55866.65%
Y. MARIE MANVEL (N)379,97933.35%

Voter Nominated

United States Senator

UNITED STATES SENATOR – Full Term

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ALEX PADILLA (D)836,48165.25%
MARK P. MEUSER (R)445,57534.75%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES SENATOR – Short Term (Unexpired term ending January 3, 2023)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ALEX PADILLA (D)824,50964.99%
MARK P. MEUSER (R)444,20435.01%

Voter Nominated

U.S. Representative

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 23rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JAY OBERNOLTE (R)1,00357.09%
DEREK MARSHALL (D)75442.91%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 26th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JULIA BROWNLEY (D)7,09955.85%
MATT JACOBS (R)5,61144.15%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 27th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MIKE GARCIA (R)65,54557.58%
CHRISTY SMITH (D)48,28542.42%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 28th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JUDY CHU (D)69,34665.75%
WES HALLMAN (R)36,12134.25%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 29th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TONY CARDENAS (D)38,03462.03%
ANGÉLICA MARÍA DUEÑAS (D)23,28137.97%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 30th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ADAM B. SCHIFF (D)78,81272.05%
G “MAEBE A. GIRL” PUDLO (D)30,56927.95%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 31st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GRACE F. NAPOLITANO (D)47,07155.00%
DANIEL BOCIC MARTINEZ (R)38,50845.00%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 32nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRAD SHERMAN (D)86,99764.82%
LUCIE LAPOINTE VOLOTZKY (R)47,20635.18%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 34th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JIMMY GOMEZ (D)33,26353.06%
DAVID KIM (D)29,42946.94%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 35th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NORMA J. TORRES (D)7,23062.98%
MIKE CARGILE (R)4,24937.02%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 36th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TED W. LIEU (D)98,15664.84%
JOE E. COLLINS III (R)53,21535.16%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 37th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SYDNEY KAMLAGER (D)41,54061.38%
JAN C. PERRY (D)26,14038.62%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 38th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LINDA T. SÁNCHEZ (D)46,09954.01%
ERIC J. CHING (R)39,25045.99%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 42nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERT GARCIA (D)48,41063.80%
JOHN BRISCOE (R)27,46736.20%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 43rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MAXINE WATERS (D)49,10173.88%
OMAR NAVARRO (R)17,36326.12%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 44th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGAN (D)51,44167.99%
PAUL JONES (R)24,22132.01%

Voter Nominated

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 45th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JAY F. CHEN (D)6,85253.94%
MICHELLE STEEL (R)5,85246.06%

Voter Nominated

State Senator

STATE SENATOR, 20th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CAROLINE MENJIVAR (D)42,65654.26%
DANIEL HERTZBERG (D)35,95845.74%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 22nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SUSAN RUBIO (D)40,40056.27%
VINCENT TSAI (R)31,40143.73%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 24th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BEN ALLEN (D)128,01362.35%
KRISTINA IRWIN (R)77,31637.65%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 26th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARIA ELENA DURAZO (D)75,39878.48%
CLAUDIA AGRAZ (R)20,68021.52%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 28th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LOLA SMALLWOOD-CUEVAS (D)55,76055.66%
CHERYL C. TURNER (D)44,41444.34%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 30th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BOB ARCHULETA (D)61,26657.83%
MITCH CLEMMONS (R)44,67342.17%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 34th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TOM UMBERG (D)3,57250.59%
RHONDA SHADER (R)3,48949.41%

Voter Nominated

STATE SENATOR, 36th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KIM CARR (D)6,40553.07%
JANET NGUYEN (R)5,66446.93%

Voter Nominated

Member of the Assembly

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 34th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TOM LACKEY (R)15,45270.17%
THURSTON “SMITTY” SMITH (R)6,56829.83%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 39th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JUAN CARRILLO (D)12,64556.30%
PAUL ANDRE MARSH (R)9,81643.70%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 40th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SUZETTE MARTINEZ VALLADARES (R)49,11754.31%
PILAR SCHIAVO (D)41,31945.69%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 41st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRIS HOLDEN (D)44,27162.66%
MICHAEL MCMAHON (R)26,38337.34%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 42nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JACQUI IRWIN (D)24,05759.47%
LORI MILLS (R)16,39440.53%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 43rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LUZ MARIA RIVAS (D)27,69270.23%
SIAKA MASSAQUOI (R)11,74129.77%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 44th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LAURA FRIEDMAN (D)55,39166.30%
BARRY CURTIS JACOBSEN (R)28,15433.70%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 46th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JESSE GABRIEL (D)39,56560.40%
DANA CARUSO (R)25,94039.60%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 48th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BLANCA RUBIO (D)31,03855.94%
RYAN MAYE (R)24,44444.06%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 49th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MIKE FONG (D)33,53962.23%
BURTON BRINK (R)20,35537.77%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 51st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RICK CHAVEZ ZBUR (D)39,09254.86%
LOUIS ABRAMSON (D)32,16245.14%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 52nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
WENDY CARRILLO (D)33,80960.35%
MIA LIVAS PORTER (D)22,21539.65%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 53rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FREDDIE RODRIGUEZ (D)7,65064.43%
TONI HOLLE (R)4,22335.57%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 54th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MIGUEL SANTIAGO (D)27,73174.26%
ELAINE ALANIZ (R)9,61325.74%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 55th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ISAAC G. BRYAN (D)55,42780.05%
KEITH GIROLAMO CASCIO (R)13,81119.95%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 56th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LISA CALDERON (D)31,55354.08%
JESSICA MARTINEZ (R)26,78945.92%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 57th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
REGGIE JONES-SAWYER (D)21,620100.00%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 61st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TINA SIMONE MCKINNOR (D)29,79960.88%
ROBERT PULLEN-MILES (D)19,14639.12%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 62nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANTHONY RENDON (D)20,45763.22%
MARIA ESTRADA (D)11,90236.78%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 64th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BLANCA PACHECO (D)24,69057.55%
RAUL ORTIZ, JR. (R)18,21042.45%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 65th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MIKE ANTHONY GIPSON (D)24,37764.41%
FATIMA IQBAL-ZUBAIR (D)13,46935.59%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 66th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
AL MURATSUCHI (D)52,82255.52%
GEORGE BARKS (R)42,31044.48%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 67th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHARON QUIRK-SILVA (D)6,32351.67%
SOO YOO (R)5,91448.33%

Voter Nominated

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 69th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOSH LOWENTHAL (D)33,04159.85%
AL AUSTIN II (D)22,16340.15%

Voter Nominated

Supreme Court Justices

For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court – GOODWIN LIU

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES711,47771.36%
NO285,59828.64%

For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court – JOSHUA P. GROBAN

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES689,66771.10%
NO280,35828.90%

For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court – MARTIN J. JENKINS

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES708,62072.40%
NO270,09227.60%

For Chief Justice of California – PATRICIA GUERRERO

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES741,68673.00%
NO274,28127.00%

Appellate Court Justices

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Eight – ELIZABETH ANNETTE GRIMES

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES715,72377.20%
NO211,36522.80%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Eight – JOHN SHEPARD WILEY JR.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES651,54370.70%
NO270,02429.30%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Five – LAMAR W. BAKER

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES667,41472.03%
NO259,17727.97%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Four – AUDREY B. COLLINS

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES682,23773.17%
NO250,15626.83%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Four – BRIAN S. CURREY

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES655,23470.79%
NO270,37029.21%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Seven – JOHN L. SEGAL

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES659,31671.35%
NO264,72728.65%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Six – HERNALDO J. BALTODANO

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES655,62070.80%
NO270,38629.20%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Three – LUIS A. LAVIN

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES668,15671.79%
NO262,52628.21%

For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Two – JUDITH M. ASHMANN

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES707,32775.62%
NO228,01424.38%

For Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Eight – MARIA E. STRATTON

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES684,94572.86%
NO255,11227.14%

For Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Five – LAURENCE D. RUBIN

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES679,42672.19%
NO261,77227.81%

For Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division One – FRANCES ROTHSCHILD

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES673,67670.39%
NO283,32329.61%

Superintendent Public Inst

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TONY K. THURMOND (N)690,51866.09%
LANCE RAY CHRISTENSEN (N)354,34433.91%

State Measures

STATE MEASURE 1

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES863,33168.72%
NO393,03031.28%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 26

ALLOWS IN-PERSON ROULETTE, DICE GAMES, SPORTS WAGERING ON TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES412,69533.05%
NO836,06866.95%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 27

ALLOWS ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS WAGERING OUTSIDE TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES248,57119.73%
NO1,011,15480.27%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 28

PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES827,15365.60%
NO433,82434.40%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 29

REQUIRES ON-SITE LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AT KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS AND ESTABLISHES OTHER STATE REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES430,24834.38%
NO821,16865.62%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 30

PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION AND PREVENT WILDFIRES BY INCREASING TAX ON PERSONAL INCOME OVER $2 MILLION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES493,64939.12%
NO768,24360.88%

Majority of votes cast

STATE MEASURE 31

REFERENDUM ON 2020 LAW THAT WOULD PROHIBIT THE RETAIL SALE OF CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS. 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.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES797,77063.48%
NO459,05336.52%

Majority of votes cast

Sheriff

SHERIFF

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERT LUNA (N)687,12756.78%
ALEX VILLANUEVA (N)522,92643.22%

Board of Supervisors

SUPERVISOR 3RD DISTRICT

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BOB HERTZBERG (N)133,94250.78%
LINDSEY HORVATH (N)129,83849.22%

Judge Superior Court

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 60

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ABBY BARON (N)586,32658.59%
ANNA SLOTKY REITANO (N)414,47941.41%

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 67

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FERNANDA MARIA BARRETO (N)556,52554.77%
ELIZABETH LASHLEY-HAYNES (N)459,59545.23%

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 70

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HOLLY L. HANCOCK (N)569,16855.41%
RENEE YOLANDE CHANG (N)458,05544.59%

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 90

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MELISSA LYONS (N)572,80857.77%
LESLIE GUTIERREZ (N)418,79342.23%

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 118

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MELISSA HAMMOND (N)655,69765.09%
CAROLYN “JIYOUNG” PARK (N)351,62434.91%

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT Office No. 151

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
PATRICK HARE (N)558,15155.81%
KAREN A. BRAKO (N)441,95044.19%

Cities

AGOURA HILLS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DEBORAH KLEIN LOPEZ (N)3,10128.65%
JEREMY WOLF (N)2,98327.56%
CHRIS ANSTEAD (N)2,37821.97%
DAVID BRAMANTE (N)1,36412.60%
JAN GERSTEL (N)9969.20%

Vote for no more than three

ALHAMBRA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, Fifth District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ADELE ANDRADE-STADLER (N)1,41168.53%
JEFFREY GOMEZ (N)64831.47%

ALHAMBRA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, First District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KATHERINE LEE (N)87144.26%
STEPHEN SHAM (N)58829.88%
ARI GUTIÉRREZ ARÁMBULA (N)50925.86%

ALHAMBRA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, Second District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROSS J. MAZA (N)1,300100.00%

ALHAMBRA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member, Board of Education, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERT L. GIN (N)2,48970.89%
WEN “TONY” FAN (N)1,02229.11%

ALHAMBRA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member, Board of Education, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FRED L. CHANG (N)95958.69%
BRYAN Y. KIM (N)67541.31%

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CA

Shall the City Charter be amended to provide for election of City Councilmembers by-district, to set the general municipal election for the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years to align with the Statewide General Election date, to amend the procedure to fill vacant elective offices, to change the City Clerk from elected to appointed, to establish a City Prosecutor, to modify City procurement procedures, and to make other modernizing amendments?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,96164.61%
NO2,71735.39%

Majority of votes cast

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE HT

Shall a measure be adopted to increase the maximum rate of the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (also known as Hotel Tax) charged to guests of hotels and any other overnight lodging facilities from a maximum of 10% to 12% as of January 1, 2023, providing an additional estimated $730,000 annually until ended by voters for City services including public safety response, street repair and maintenance, park construction and maintenance, and for general government use?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,18052.16%
NO3,83447.84%

Majority of votes cast

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE SW

Shall the measure to establish a Sports Wagering Tax at a rate of up to 5% of sports wagering gross revenues, providing approximately $1,000,000 annually until ended by voters for general government use such as City parks, streets and public safety, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,88261.19%
NO3,09638.81%

Majority of votes cast

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHARON KWAN (N)89942.51%
BOB HARBICHT (N)68932.58%
TRACY JENSEN HAN (N)52724.92%

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
EILEEN WANG (N)65360.74%
SHENG CHANG (N)42239.26%

ARCADIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MICHAEL CAO (N)84941.88%
JASON J. LEE (N)71435.22%
MICHAEL DANIELSON (N)43521.46%
DANIEL MALKI (N)291.43%

ARTESIA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MELISSA RAMOSO (N)1,23931.48%
ALI TAJ (N)1,15329.29%
RENE J. TREVINO (N)1,05526.80%
ALMA L. GRIFFIN (N)48912.42%

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AZUSA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JEFFREY LAWRENCE CORNEJO, JR. (N)3,533100.00%

AZUSA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ARTHUR M. VASQUEZ, JR. (N)3,493100.00%

AZUSA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERT GONZALES (N)2,75863.40%
JONNY M. LIU (N)1,59236.60%

AZUSA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDREW N. MENDEZ (N)2,52141.16%
EDWARD J. ALVAREZ (N)2,21836.21%
KIMBERLY HUFF (N)1,38622.63%

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AZUSA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council (Unexpired term ending November 12, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DENNIS BECKWITH (N)3,436100.00%

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE BP

To fund Baldwin Park services, including keeping public parks and facilities safe and clean; street maintenance and traffic management; prioritize police response for schools, enhance gang and crime prevention; improve senior, youth, and job programs; shall an ordinance establishing a ¾ cent sales tax be adopted, providing approximately 6 million dollars annually for general government use in Baldwin Park until ended by voters, with annual audits, stakeholders oversight committee, no funds to LA, all funds for Baldwin Park?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,24158.83%
NO2,26841.17%

Majority of votes cast

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CB

Shall the measure authorizing cannabis retailers to sell and deliver medical cannabis and cannabis products to adults, and adult-use cannabis and cannabis products to persons 21 years and older, with retailers paying a 0.5% tax and 4% tax on gross receipts from sales, respectively, providing $300,000 to $3 million annually for general government use, and authorizing City Council to modify rates up to 5%, until repealed by voters, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,64048.22%
NO2,83551.78%

Majority of votes cast

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CN

Shall City of Baldwin Park City Council Ordinance No. 1468, establishing campaign contribution limits and penalties lowering the maximum contribution from an individual or political action committee to $750 per candidate/PAC per election cycle be adopted by voters?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,85472.84%
NO1,43727.16%

Majority of votes cast

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE RM

Shall the voters elect five Councilmembers to a four-year term with an annually sequential rotating Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore of the City Council of the City of Baldwin Park commencing in the year 2024?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,88754.61%
NO2,40045.39%

Majority of votes cast

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE TL

Shall the measure, establishing term limits so that no member of the City Council may serve more than three terms in office in their lifetime (12 years) and no directly-elected Mayor may serve more than six terms in office in their lifetime (12 years) and no member of the City Council or directly-elected Mayor may serve more than a combined 12 years in office, regardless of the office be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,23478.68%
NO1,14721.32%

Majority of votes cast

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRISTOPHER SAENZ (N)2,57151.74%
MARIA DAVALOS (N)2,39848.26%

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOANNA VALENZUELA (N)3,86376.46%
CHRISTOPHER F. GARRIDO (N)1,18923.54%

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
EMMANUEL J. ESTRADA (N)3,47663.72%
MANUEL LOZANO (N)1,57728.91%
ALBERT MURO (N)4027.37%

BALDWIN PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ALEJANDRA AVILA (N)2,00123.92%
RICARDO VAZQUES (N)1,71720.52%
JEAN M. AYALA (N)1,71020.44%
PAUL C. HERNANDEZ (N)1,65719.80%
RALPH GALVAN (N)1,28215.32%

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BELL GARDENS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE AA

Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing term limits for Bell Gardens councilmembers where no person may serve more than 3 four-year terms of office cumulatively over the person’s lifetime and where service for the unexpired balance of a vacated City Council seat (whether by appointment or election) will also count as service for a full four-year term of office even if such service is for a period that is less than four years in duration?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,66583.63%
NO32616.37%

Majority of votes cast

BELL GARDENS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ALEJANDRA CORTEZ (N)82917.27%
MARCO BARCENA (N)69014.38%
MIGUEL DE LA ROSA (N)63913.32%
FRANCIS DE LEON SANCHEZ (N)63813.29%
JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ (N)53311.11%
LISSETH FLORES-FRANCO (N)4699.77%
CHRISTIAN MENDEZ (N)3737.77%
STEVE MARTIN FIGUEROA (N)2835.90%
JOSE ANGEL CRUZ (N)2635.48%
ANDREW LEON (N)821.71%

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BELLFLOWER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RAYMOND Y. HAMADA (N)1,18374.54%
RICARDO FOSADO (N)40425.46%

BELLFLOWER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RAY DUNTON (N)91253.96%
JUAN GARZA (N)77846.04%

BURBANK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KIMBERLEY CLARK (N)7,67854.01%
VIVIANA GARZON (N)4,82033.91%
JAMAL EL-AMIN (N)1,71712.08%

BURBANK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KRYSTLE PALMER (N)12,772100.00%

BURBANK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NIKKI PEREZ (N)8,45723.71%
ZIZETTE MULLINS (N)7,81421.91%
SHARON SPRINGER (N)7,52721.11%
TAMALA TAKAHASHI (N)7,24120.31%
CARMENITA HELLIGAR (N)4,62212.96%

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CALABASAS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JAMES R. BOZAJIAN (N)3,41929.88%
DAVID J. SHAPIRO (N)3,25028.40%
EDWARD ALBRECHT (N)1,78715.62%
BRIAN CAMERON (N)1,55213.56%
JASJEET (MONICA) KAUR PARMAR (N)1,43612.55%

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CARSON CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE R

CARSON ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE. To maintain services such as 911 emergency response/public safety; natural disaster/public health emergency preparedness; protect local drinking water; repair streets/potholes and other general City services, shall the measure, continuing the existing 2% Utility Users Tax (no tax increase) limited to electric/gas utilities, exempting senior and low-income households, providing approximately $8,000,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring public spending disclosure, all funds for Carson, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,46377.41%
NO2,76122.59%

Majority of votes cast

CARSON CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KHALEAH BRADSHAW (N)6,10453.26%
VERA ROBLES DEWITT (N)2,72023.73%
SHARMA HENDERSON (N)1,44012.57%
YOLANDA CHAVEZ (N)1,19610.44%

CARSON CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MONICA COOPER (N)8,88076.77%
ISAIAS “ISA” JESUS PULIDO (N)2,68723.23%

CARSON CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JIM DEAR (N)1,85671.52%
OSCAR B. RAMOS (N)47618.34%
RICARDO CONTRERAS (N)26310.13%

CARSON CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ARLEEN BOCATIJA ROJAS (N)1,72865.18%
FREDERICK DOCDOCIL (N)92334.82%

CITY OF COMMERCE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE SL

Commerce City Council Term Limits. Shall the City of Commerce modify existing term limits on the office of City Councilperson so that term limits allow for the extension of Council terms due to the change of election dates mandated by state law?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES55851.62%
NO52348.38%

Majority of votes cast

CLAREMONT CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ED REECE (N)72954.61%
PETER S. YAO (N)60645.39%

CLAREMONT CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JENNIFER STARK (N)87774.45%
MAURA CARTER (N)30125.55%

CLAREMONT CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JED LEANO (N)95656.24%
AUNDRÉ JOHNSON (N)74443.76%

CLAREMONT CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CT

To fund City services, shall a measure establishing a tax on cannabis and hemp businesses of the following rates: 4%-7% of gross receipts for retail businesses; and the higher of 1%-4% of gross receipts or $1-$10 per square foot for other businesses, with certain rates increasing annually, generating an estimated $500,000 annually if cannabis and hemp businesses were to be authorized in the future, until ended by voters, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,62760.95%
NO2,96439.05%

Majority of votes cast

COMPTON CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE AM

Shall the measure amending the Compton City Charter to reduce the number of required monthly regular City Council meetings from four to two be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,48141.01%
NO3,56958.99%

Majority of votes cast

COMPTON CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE ED

Shall the measure amending the Compton City Charter to change the City’s general municipal election date to coincide with the statewide primary election, change the date of the City’s primary nominating election to an established election date, and make other related and technical changes to the City’s election procedures and terms of office, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,80863.30%
NO2,20836.70%

Majority of votes cast

CUDAHY CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE BA

Cannabis Businesses Accountability Measure To increase funding for parks, recreational programs, roads and sidewalks and other general governmental purposes, shall an ordinance authorizing and regulating storefront retail cannabis sales and other commercial cannabis activities be approved with prohibitions on retail operations within 600 feet of schools, churches, childcare facilities and other sensitive uses and with retailers required to pay a 15% gross receipts tax to raise approximately $3,581,952.75 annually until ended by Cudahy voters?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES50453.11%
NO44546.89%

Majority of votes cast

CUDAHY CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ELIZABETH ALCANTAR (N)58530.09%
CYNTHIA GONZALEZ (N)42621.91%
MARTIN U. FUENTES (N)28614.71%
BLANCA LOZOYA (N)27914.35%
MARIA JIMENEZ (N)1859.52%
PATRICIA COVARRUBIAS (N)1839.41%

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CULVER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE BL

Measure BL: Shall the measure updating Culver City’s business license tax to either a flat tax up to $1,000, or 0.13%-0.35% of gross receipts (depending on business type), 4% for oil well operations, and an additional 0.01% for gross receipts over $100,000,000, exempting the first $200,000 in gross receipts, updating business classifications, generating approximately $10,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, for such general fund services as emergency response, parks, homelessness services, and requiring annual independent audits, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,58258.05%
NO3,31141.95%

Majority of votes cast

CULVER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE VY

Measure VY: Shall the measure amending the City of Culver City Charter to allow Culver City residents aged 16 and 17, who are otherwise eligible to vote under state and local law, to vote on City and School District candidates and ballot measures, provided that each legislative body has approved budgetary funds and determined logistical systems are in place, and that inclusion would not prevent consolidation of City or School District elections with county elections, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,70145.71%
NO4,39554.29%

Majority of votes cast

CULVER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAN O’BRIEN (N)3,92326.74%
DENICE RENTERIA (N)3,24422.11%
FREDDY PUZA (N)3,11021.20%
HARDEN ALEXANDER “ALEX” FISCH (N)3,02520.62%
KHIN KHIN GYI (N)7335.00%
DEVIN YAEGER (N)6344.32%

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DIAMOND BAR CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVE TYE (N)1,26368.98%
RUBEN TORRES (N)56831.02%

DIAMOND BAR CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDREW CHOU (N)1,15179.32%
JIANGUO JASON WANG (N)30020.68%

DIAMOND BAR CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHIA YU TENG (N)83350.48%
LEE MAO (N)81749.52%

DOWNEY CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE D

Downey Transient Occupancy Tax Measure: “Shall the measure to increase the rate of the City’s Transient Occupancy (Room) Tax from 9% to 13%, providing approximately $950,000 annually until ended by voters for general government use such as City parks, streets and public safety, and applying the tax to all rent charged to hotel guests, including by online travel and short term rental companies, for transient occupancy of any hotel, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,93532.55%
NO8,15567.45%

Majority of votes cast

DOWNEY CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Council Member, District 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HECTOR SOSA (N)1,73962.04%
ANTHONY FELIX (N)58820.98%
ART MONTOYA (N)47616.98%

DOWNEY CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Council Member, District 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CLAUDIA M. FROMETA (N)2,42068.87%
JOAQUÍN BELTRÁN (N)83123.65%
JUAN MARTINEZ (N)2637.48%

DUARTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE J

Measure J: An Ordinance Establishing a Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance in the City of Duarte Shall an ordinance establishing a minimum wage of at least $25 per hour for defined healthcare workers in the City of Duarte; requiring an annual healthcare workers minimum wage increase beginning January 2024; requiring enforcement at the City’s expense; establishing judicial remedies for violations including penalties up to $120 per healthcare worker for each day a violation occurs, attorneys’ fees, and treble damages be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,17536.03%
NO2,08663.97%

Majority of votes cast

DUARTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARGARET E. FINLAY (N)44767.73%
LUZ YESENIA PAEZ (N)21332.27%

DUARTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TERA MARTIN DEL CAMPO (N)329100.00%

DUARTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SAMUEL KANG (N)387100.00%

DUARTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 6th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CESAR ANDRES GARCIA (N)20561.38%
ART RODRIGUEZ, JR. (N)12938.62%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE OT

To enhance funding for police protection and public safety services, community code enforcement and beautification efforts and other general governmental purposes, shall the City of El Monte increase its existing transient occupancy tax paid only by hotel and motel guests from its current rate 10% to a new increased rate of 14% providing an estimated $350,000 annually in additional general fund revenues, until ended by El Monte voters?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,29651.54%
NO3,09948.46%

Majority of votes cast

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GABRIEL RAMIREZ (N)3,32555.96%
CATHERINE A. EREDIA (N)2,61744.04%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
VIVIANA LONGORIA (N)3,68461.43%
RICHARD THOMAS (N)2,31338.57%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JESSICA ANCONA (N)3,65657.55%
MARIA MORALES (N)2,69742.45%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARTIN HERRERA (N)54352.06%
MARYANN G. BARRIOS (N)50047.94%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JULIA RUEDAS (N)73771.62%
JOAQUINA QUIÑONES (N)29228.38%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RICHARD J. ROJO (N)35154.76%
MARIO MARTINEZ (N)29045.24%

EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 6th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARISOL CORTEZ (N)55061.52%
IRMA ZAMORANO (N)34438.48%

EL SEGUNDO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE BT

Shall an ordinance amending business taxes, including: $150 for specified businesses; for others, $150 up to five employees, $138 per additional employee, and $0.26 to $0.30 per square foot above 2,000 square feet; for apartments and hotels or motels, $150 up to three units or rooms plus $150 for each additional; sunsetting current tax credits; generating approximately $3,000,000 annually for public safety, maintaining parks and streets, and other general purposes, until repealed, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,77148.72%
NO1,86451.28%

Majority of votes cast

EL SEGUNDO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE W

City Initiative for Commercial Cannabis Regulation. Shall an ordinance be adopted to repeal the City’s current prohibition on commercial cannabis activities to authorize commercial cannabis retailers east of Pacific Coast Highway in the Multimedia Overlay District by right, if no less than 1,750 square feet, with sensitive receptor buffers and away from major arterial frontages, subject to a City permitting process; and authorize the City Council to subsequently regulate non-retail cannabis businesses?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,49739.70%
NO2,27460.30%

Majority of votes cast

EL SEGUNDO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE Y

Shall an ordinance (a “yes” vote taxing cannabis does “not” make cannabis businesses legal in El Segundo; it creates a tax in case a cannabis business ever becomes legal) funding general municipal expenses such as police, fire, streets, and parks, by establishing taxes upon cannabis businesses not to exceed $20 per square foot for cultivation and 10% of gross receipts for other cannabis businesses, until ended by voters, generating approximately $600,000 to $1,500,000 annually, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,63570.04%
NO1,12729.96%

Majority of votes cast

EL SEGUNDO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRISTOPHER PIMENTEL (N)1,69227.37%
RYAN W. BALDINO (N)1,66927.00%
MICHELLE KELDORF (N)1,47223.81%
JOHN PICKHAVER (N)84713.70%
ROBIN PATCH (N)5028.12%

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HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DANDY DE PAULA (N)53821.15%
MARIA TERESA DEL RIO (N)46718.36%
JESSE ALVARADO (N)40916.08%
REYNALDO O. RODRIGUEZ (N)39715.61%
LUIS ROA (N)38815.25%
FRANCISCO NOYOLA (N)34513.56%

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HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council (Unexpired term ending November 5, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERNIE VARGAS (N)59560.90%
MICHAEL GOMEZ (N)38239.10%

HAWTHORNE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE I

CHARTER ADOPTION. Shall the measure to adopt a Charter to provide the City maximum authority over municipal affairs; allow all Councilmembers to appoint members to City commissions subject to approval of the Council; preserve the authority of the City Attorney to prosecute misdemeanors; and set annual compensation for Councilmembers at the 2021 HUD low-income level for a family of two ($75,700), with any future salary adjustments subject to general law, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,81941.60%
NO3,95858.40%

Majority of votes cast

HAWTHORNE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAYNA S. WILLIAMS-HUNTER (N)3,87360.99%
JOHN L. JEFFERSON (N)2,47739.01%

HAWTHORNE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GREGORY A. FALLON (N)3,20750.96%
MARIE POINDEXTER-HORNBACK (N)3,08649.04%

HAWTHORNE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KATRINA MANNING (N)2,01817.75%
ALEXANDRE “ALEX” MONTEIRO (N)1,81315.94%
DONNISHA SANFORD (N)1,77415.60%
HUGO M. ROJAS (N)1,44412.70%
JUAN ANTONIO “TONY” REYNOSO (N)1,19610.52%
AMIE SHEPARD (N)1,1329.96%
MUHAMAD AWADALLAH (N)1,0669.37%
EDDYFUNN IKEMEFUNA (N)9288.16%

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HERMOSA BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE B

To maintain Hermosa Beach’s long-term financial stability with locally controlled funds, to be used for programs such as public safety/911 response, enforcement against property crime; street/pothole repair; protection of beach/coastal waters; school safety; cleaning of public areas; retention/attraction of local businesses; homeless services and for general governmental use; shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a ¾¢ sales tax requiring public spending disclosure/independent audits, generating approximately $3,000,000 annually until ended by voters?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,99343.20%
NO2,62056.80%

Majority of votes cast

HERMOSA BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE M

Shall an ordinance proposed by initiative petition be adopted that repeals the City’s existing ban on cannabis businesses and allows by City-approved permit up to two cannabis retail storefront businesses, including home delivery from those stores?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,29627.36%
NO3,44172.64%

Majority of votes cast

HERMOSA BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE T

Shall an ordinance be adopted enacting a local business tax on cannabis/hemp businesses up to $20.00 per square foot for cultivation and up to 10% of gross receipts for all other cannabis/hemp businesses, estimated to generate $700,000 – $1,500,000 annually (assuming two retail stores operating and taxed at maximum rate), until ended by voters, for general governmental use, subject to independent audits, to be effective only if cannabis business operations are allowed in the City?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,07366.04%
NO1,58033.96%

Majority of votes cast

HERMOSA BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE U

Shall Ordinance No. N.S. 211, establishing a civil service system, adopted on June 7, 1960, be repealed to enable the Hermosa Beach City Council to adopt an updated personnel/civil service ordinance?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,64661.79%
NO1,63638.21%

Majority of votes cast

HERMOSA BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RAYMOND A. JACKSON (N)1,86417.48%
ROB SAEMANN (N)1,46413.73%
DEAN FRANCOIS (N)1,44013.50%
JEFF RAEDY (N)1,38512.99%
DANIEL F. GODWIN (N)1,21811.42%
RITA A. GERACE (N)1,19711.22%
KIERAN HARRINGTON (N)1,14910.77%
MATT MCCOOL (N)9498.90%

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HIDDEN HILLS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LAURA MCCORKINDALE (N)32631.26%
JOE LOGGIA (N)29928.67%
BRET KATZ (N)21020.13%
LARRY G. WEBER (N)20819.94%

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HUNTINGTON PARK CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PP

Huntington Park Overnight Parking Permit Program A YES vote by the residents will establish a City-Wide Overnight Parking Permit Program on public streets. Should there be a City-wide overnight parking permit program of which times and dates will be set by resolution by the City? Fiscal impact will be minimal because permit fees will offset the City costs of processing the permits.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,44351.61%
NO1,35348.39%

Majority of votes cast

INGLEWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE HC

Ordinance To Establish Minimum Wage For Certain Employees Of Privately Owned Covered Healthcare Facilities. Shall the ordinance to establish a $25 per hour minimum wage, subject to annual increase, for certain employees employed to work at or by a privately owned covered healthcare facility located within the City of Inglewood, and provide for enforcement by the City, a Healthcare Worker or their representative, or another person acting on behalf of the public be approved?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES6,16353.49%
NO5,35946.51%

Majority of votes cast

INGLEWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JAMES T. BUTTS (N)6,43255.64%
FREDRISHA “SHA” DIXON (N)1,84615.97%
MIYA ANGELOU WALKER (N)1,46212.65%
RAINA CARRILLO (N)1,33611.56%
ANGELIQUE Y. JOHNSON (N)3913.38%
CHIKA OGOKE (N)93.80%

INGLEWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GEORGE W. DOTSON (N)1,19932.34%
GLORIA GRAY (N)87323.54%
YOLANDA DAVIDSON (N)79021.31%
ALENA CINDY GIARDINA (N)38610.41%
LEONARD REDWAY (N)3318.93%
TAJ POWELL (N)912.45%
KEVIN GLENN TAYLOR II (N)381.02%

INGLEWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ALEX PADILLA (N)1,98368.03%
BOBBY BROWN (N)93231.97%

IRWINDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HECTOR “MANUEL” ORTIZ (N)20331.67%
ALBERT F. “ALBIE” AMBRIZ (N)17927.93%
JASON L. HICKMAN (N)13821.53%
ROSEMARY P. MARTINEZ (N)12118.88%

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LA PUENTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHARLIE KLINAKIS (N)1,69134.31%
VALERIE MUÑOZ (N)1,56331.72%
RICARDO MARTINEZ (N)94519.18%
AMADEO RODRIGUEZ (N)72914.79%

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LA PUENTE CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council (Unexpired term ending December 10, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NADIA MENDOZA (N)1,61355.20%
JOHN MICHAEL SOLIS (N)1,30944.80%

LAWNDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERICA HARBISON (N)2,028100.00%

LAWNDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERT PULLEN-MILES (N)1,89577.79%
WARRENDELL JACKSON (N)54122.21%

LAWNDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BERNADETTE LOURDES SUAREZ (N)1,32234.81%
PAT KEARNEY (N)90123.72%
SAMUEL CRUZ (N)61516.19%
DAN REID (N)56714.93%
WANZA TOLLIVER (N)39310.35%

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LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE BB

Long Beach Water and Gas Consolidation. Shall the City Charter be amended to merge the existing water, sewer and gas utilities into a single publicly-owned utility, governed by the existing independent Water/Utility Commission; eliminate duplicative costs by consolidating like operations, improve customer service efficiency with increased flexibility in sharing of staffing/equipment, reduce impacts to streets through coordinated utility pipeline street repairs; and achieve cost savings through greater economies of scale?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES34,77863.00%
NO20,42337.00%

Majority of votes cast

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE E

Shall the Long Beach City Charter be amended to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Police Oversight Director, to redesign City’s police oversight and accountability through modified practices, including a Director with authority to audit Police Department complaint investigations, review major use of force incidents, and make recommendations on Police Department operations, policies, procedures, and trainings, and a Commission to provide feedback to the Director, and which would replace the Citizen Police Complaint Commission?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES31,88057.61%
NO23,45842.39%

Majority of votes cast

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE LBC

Realign City and State Election Dates Shall the City Charter of Long Beach be amended to realign the City’s primary and general election dates with the State’s primary and general election dates held in even-numbered years, and make other related and technical changes to City election procedures?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES40,00373.12%
NO14,70926.88%

Majority of votes cast

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
REX RICHARDSON (N)30,32153.40%
SUZIE PRICE (N)26,46246.60%

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KRISTINA DUGGAN (N)6,10660.22%
KAILEE CARUSO (N)4,03439.78%

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MEGAN KERR (N)5,38650.53%
IAN PATTON (N)5,27349.47%

LONG BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 9th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JONI RICKS-ODDIE (N)2,12764.99%
GINNY GONZALES (N)1,14635.01%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE LH

AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDITIONAL LOW-INCOME HOUSING. PROPOSITION LH. Shall a measure authorizing public entities in the City of Los Angeles to develop, construct, or acquire up to 5,000 additional units of low-income rental housing in each Council District to address homelessness and affordable housing needs, subject to availability of funding and City development requirements, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES309,21966.47%
NO155,95433.53%

Majority of votes cast

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE SP

PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES PARCEL TAX. PROPOSITION SP. Shall an ordinance providing funding for parks, recreational centers, pools, playgrounds, waterways, beaches, green spaces, open spaces, childcare and other facilities, and increasing park equity in the City of Los Angeles, through a tax of $0.08414 per square foot on improved parcels, reduced to $0.0222 upon completion of certain programs or in 30 years, with citizen oversight and exemptions for low-income households, generating approximately $227 million annually, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES166,02935.66%
NO299,53064.34%

Majority of votes cast

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE ULA

FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TENANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS THROUGH A TAX ON REAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS OVER $5 MILLION. INITIATIVE ORDINANCE ULA. Shall an ordinance funding and authorizing affordable housing programs and resources for tenants at risk of homelessness through a 4% tax on sales/transfers of real property exceeding $5 million, and 5.5% on properties of $10 million or more, with exceptions; until ended by voters; generating approximately $600 million – $1.1 billion annually; be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES251,56253.56%
NO218,07746.44%

Majority of votes cast

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Attorney

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HYDEE FELDSTEIN SOTO (N)245,30557.78%
FAISAL M. GILL (N)179,23642.22%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Controller

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KENNETH MEJIA (N)261,83260.81%
PAUL KORETZ (N)168,71039.19%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RICK J. CARUSO (N)252,47651.25%
KAREN RUTH BASS (N)240,19448.75%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KATY YOUNG YAROSLAVSKY (N)25,42055.53%
SAM YEBRI (N)20,35744.47%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 11th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TRACI PARK (N)28,94755.46%
ERIN DARLING (N)23,24844.54%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 13th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HUGO SOTO-MARTINEZ (N)17,40152.26%
MITCH O’FARRELL (N)15,89647.74%

LOS ANGELES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 15th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TIM MCOSKER (N)15,32164.83%
DANIELLE SANDOVAL (N)8,31135.17%

LYNWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE TR

Shall the City adopt Ordinance No. 1752 establishing a 5%, but not to exceed 10% tax on businesses selling cannabis products at retail stores in the City to help fund City general fund services such as senior citizen programs, City beautification efforts, enforcement of illegal cannabis operations, public safety, housing programs, recreation services, infrastructure, and homeless reduction and other City efforts? Estimated revenues are $3 to $6 million annually until terminated by the City Council.

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,39165.27%
NO1,27234.73%

Majority of votes cast

LYNWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOSE LUIS SOLACHE (N)1,66020.17%
GABRIELA CAMACHO (N)1,63519.87%
MARISELA SANTANA (N)1,61619.64%
JUAN MUÑOZ-GUEVARA (N)1,31716.00%
LORRAINE AVILA MOORE (N)1,19714.54%
JORGE CASANOVA (N)8059.78%

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MALIBU CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE MC

To support such city services as public safety, crime and fire prevention, addressing homelessness, keeping public areas safe and clean, preventing speeding and reckless driving, protecting coastal waters and beaches from pollution, preserving natural areas, supporting local businesses, and other general city services; shall a measure be adopted establishing a 1/2¢ transactions and use (sales) tax providing approximately $3,000,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring public spending disclosures and local control of funds?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,54453.09%
NO1,36446.91%

Majority of votes cast

MALIBU CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DOUG STEWART (N)1,37627.11%
MARIANNE RIGGINS (N)1,05220.72%
BILL SAMPSON (N)1,02920.27%
HAP HENRY (N)81416.04%
RYAN EMBREE (N)4939.71%
JIMY TALLAL (N)3126.15%

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MANHATTAN BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE MB

Shall a measure repealing Manhattan Beach’s existing prohibition of all commercial cannabis activity; allowing three cannabis retailers within city limits; allowing the Manhattan Beach City Council discretion to legalize other cannabis uses; and imposing operational, design, and location requirements on such businesses, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,12721.77%
NO7,64478.23%

Majority of votes cast

MANHATTAN BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE V

Shall the measure readopting Manhattan Beach’s existing: (1) prohibition of all commercial cannabis activities in the City; and (2) allowance of limited indoor cannabis cultivation consistent with state law, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES6,55567.81%
NO3,11232.19%

Majority of votes cast

MANHATTAN BEACH CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
AMY HOWORTH (N)4,03022.89%
DAVID LESSER (N)3,96922.54%
SUZANNE HADLEY (N)3,31618.83%
FRANK CHIELLA (N)2,16312.28%
RITA CRABTREE-KAMPE (N)1,85910.56%
MARK BURTON (N)1,78210.12%
STEWART L. FOURNIER (N)4902.78%

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MAYWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk (Unexpired term ending December 1, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDREA AGUILAR (N)1,112100.00%

MAYWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MAYRA AGUILUZ (N)65121.36%
EDUARDO “EDDIE” DE LA RIVA (N)64521.16%
HEBER MARQUEZ (N)58519.19%
MARIA ROSAS (N)45614.96%
CARMEN PEREZ (N)42513.94%
CARLOS ALVAREZ (N)2869.38%

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MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAVID MATANGA (N)3,17161.03%
OSVALDO LIRA (N)2,02538.97%

MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GEORGINA TAMAYO (N)62335.74%
KIMBERLY A. COBOS-CAWTHORNE (N)55431.78%
ROSIE VASQUEZ (N)38422.03%
EDWARD FRANCO (N)18210.44%

MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District (Unexpired term ending November 5, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SCARLET PERALTA (N)72665.46%
STEVEN ANDRADE (N)38334.54%

MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SALVADOR MELENDEZ (N)50154.10%
MARIE LEDEZMA (N)42545.90%

MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District (Unexpired term ending November 5, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAVID TORRES (N)63560.42%
RAFAEL GUTIERREZ (N)41639.58%

MONTEBELLO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANGIE JIMENEZ (N)38442.86%
RICK ALONZO (N)33337.17%
JOSEPH R. SANCHEZ (N)14215.85%
EDUARDO GARFIAS (N)374.13%

MONTEREY PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE MP

Shall an ordinance maintaining Monterey Park’s long term financial stability and locally controlled services such as 9-1-1 emergency/safety response; conducting neighborhood/park police patrols; helping prevent thefts/property crimes; protecting local drinking water; preparing for drought; retaining/attracting local businesses/jobs; repairing streets/potholes; addressing homelessness; and allowing other government use by establishing a ¾¢ transactions and use (sales) tax until ended by voters, generating approximately $6,000,000 annually, with audits/public spending disclosure, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,73358.75%
NO2,62141.25%

Majority of votes cast

MONTEREY PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MAYCHELLE YEE (N)3,14953.36%
HANS LIANG (N)2,75246.64%

MONTEREY PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
AMY LEE (N)3,09452.45%
VINCENT DIONICIO CHANG (N)2,80547.55%

MONTEREY PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 1st District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
THOMAS WONG (N)90969.07%
JASON DHING (N)40730.93%

MONTEREY PARK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
VINH T. NGO (N)78655.43%
TERESA REAL SEBASTIAN (N)49534.91%
JOE RAY AVILA (N)755.29%
DELARIO M. ROBINSON (N)624.37%

MONTEREY PARK CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District (Unexpired term ending November 5, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOSE SANCHEZ (N)75060.05%
TAMMY C. WONG (N)49939.95%

NORWALK CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JENNIFER PEREZ (N)3,92526.02%
TONY AYALA (N)3,91225.93%
PETRA PEÑA (N)2,71017.96%
LUIS NAVAS (N)2,29015.18%
DORA SANDOVAL (N)2,25014.91%

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PALMDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LAURA BETTENCOURT (N)1,22346.95%
DAVE T. GOMEZ (N)78630.17%
MARCOS T. ALVAREZ (N)59622.88%

PALMDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERIC OHLSEN (N)1,16447.55%
VERGION JESSE SMITH (N)67427.53%
GETRO F. ELIZE (N)61024.92%

PALMDALE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDREA ALARCON (N)1,27659.60%
ERIKA GLORIA ALVERDI (N)50923.77%
MARIO MOISES MELARA (N)35616.63%

PALOS VERDES ESTATES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
VICTORIA A. LOZZI (N)2,52928.68%
MICHAEL KEMPS (N)2,45927.89%
DAVID MCGOWAN (N)2,15724.46%
DESIREE “DEZ” MYERS (N)1,67218.96%

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PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE H

Pasadena Charter Amendment Initiative Petition Measure Imposing Rent Control Shall an amendment to the Pasadena City Charter limiting rent adjustments in the City of Pasadena annually to 75% of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for multifamily rental units built before February 1, 1995; prohibiting evictions from rental units, except for just cause based on 11 specified criteria; and creating an independent Rental Housing Board appointed by the City Council to oversee and adopt rules and regulations, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES11,93950.27%
NO11,81049.73%

Majority of votes cast

PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE L

Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure To keep City libraries well-maintained; provide books/materials, youth reading/homework programs; maintain library hours/days open; retain qualified librarians; ensure computer access; shall the City of Pasadena continue the voter-approved annual parcel tax, currently $41 for single-family residences and condominium units and specified rates for other parcel types, generating $2,800,000 annually for 15 years, limiting annual increases to the Consumer Price Index; requiring audits, locally controlled funds, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES19,67181.63%
NO4,42618.37%

2/3 of votes cast

PICO RIVERA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE AB

To improve 911 response, prevent crime/thefts; protect local drinking water sources; repair streets/potholes; address homelessness; other general City services; shall an ordinance to simplify/update Pico Rivera’s 64-year-old business license fee, to protect local small businesses and ensure all businesses operating in the City pay their fair share; with no tax increase on residents, be adopted, generating approximately $5,800,000 annually until ended by voters; requiring City spending disclosure/local control of funds?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,70973.95%
NO1,65926.05%

Majority of votes cast

PICO RIVERA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE F

Term Limits for Members of the City Council Shall the terms served by City Council Members in the City of Pico Rivera be limited to not more than three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms, after which City Council Member shall not be qualified to serve in that elected office for a period of four (4) years?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES5,36184.25%
NO1,00215.75%

Majority of votes cast

PICO RIVERA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GUSTAVO V. CAMACHO (N)3,51334.61%
JOHN “JOHNNY” GARCIA (N)2,76627.25%
RAUL ELIAS (N)2,00219.72%
ANTONIO “TONY” HERNANDEZ (N)1,86918.41%

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POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PC

For the Campaign Finance Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to change the City’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws; including updates to the City’s campaign contribution limits, voluntary expenditure ceiling, rules for use of surplus campaign funds, and mandating disclosure of certain campaign contributions by a Councilmember prior to casting a vote on a City matter where the contributor is the applicant?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,82472.24%
NO3,00627.76%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PE

For the Ethics Commission Measure Shall the City Charter be amended to create an ethics commission of Pomona residents who shall be responsible for monitoring, advising, educating and responding to issues regarding applicable State and local governmental ethics laws, including campaign finance limits and disclosure, nepotism, lobbying, conflict of interest and open meeting laws, and for the administration and implementation of programs to accomplish the goals and purposes of the commission?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,78269.51%
NO3,41330.49%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PG

For the General Charter Update Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to make various updates and clarifications to City policy, including addition of a preamble outlining the City’s values, updating rules for filling Mayoral and Council vacancies, increasing notice of public meetings, updating rules for appointed commissions and boards, and making various other technical changes as specified therein?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,58070.49%
NO3,17329.51%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PI

For the Independent Redistricting Commission Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to create an independent citizens’ redistricting commission of Pomona residents who shall determine the boundaries of City Council electoral districts every ten years or as needed after the United States Census in accordance with applicable Federal and State law?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES6,95863.23%
NO4,04636.77%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PL

For the Local Primary Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to establish a local primary election for the office of Mayor and City Councilmember to coincide with the Statewide Primary Election, beginning in the year 2024; whereby if a candidate secures majority voter approval in the local primary, he or she will be elected, and if no candidate secures majority voter approval, the top two candidates shall stand for a run-off election to coincide with the Statewide General Election?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES8,05473.92%
NO2,84126.08%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PO

For the Police Oversight Commission Measure Shall the City Charter be amended to create a police oversight commission of Pomona residents who shall be authorized to receive community complaints and concerns about police matters; to review, investigate and report on incidents in connection with the Pomona Police Department; and to advise City officials and conduct public outreach on policing/community relations issues?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,71267.83%
NO3,65732.17%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PR

For the Resign to Run Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to establish a “resign to run” rule whereby any current City Councilmember running for Mayor must resign his or her Council seat if the new Mayoral term will begin before the City Councilmember’s current term ends?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,41767.69%
NO3,54132.31%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PS

Shall the City of Pomona adopt the measure enacting a $0.15 per gross square foot special tax on industrial parcels located within the City, subject to annual CPI adjustment, generating approximately $14,000,000 annually in dedicated revenue that may be used solely for the capital improvement, operation, maintenance, repair and/or restoration of Pomona public streets, roadways, sidewalks, roadway lighting, traffic signals or other right of way improvements that implement a Complete Streets Plan, until ended by voters?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES5,94353.53%
NO5,16046.47%

2/3 of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PT

For the Term Limits Measure: Shall the City Charter be amended to enact a three consecutive term limit on elected service in Pomona, whether serving as Mayor or as a Council Member, followed by a four-year “cooling off” period after serving three consecutive terms during which a person may not serve on the City Council?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES8,23274.13%
NO2,87325.87%

Majority of votes cast

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
VICTOR PRECIADO (N)61650.12%
JACKY ELIZALDE (N)61349.88%

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 3rd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NORA GARCIA (N)79369.02%
LARRY ORTEGA (N)35630.98%

POMONA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVE LUSTRO (N)1,97170.22%
DE’ANDRE VALENCIA (N)83629.78%

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAVID L. BRADLEY (N)5,95025.79%
BARBARA FERRARO (N)4,97521.56%
PAUL SEO (N)4,55119.73%
STEPHEN PERESTAM (N)3,77916.38%
KEVIN JAY YOURMAN (N)2,42110.49%
MICHELE P. CARBONE (N)1,3966.05%

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ROLLING HILLS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
PAT WILSON (N)34124.91%
LEAH MIRSCH (N)32323.59%
JAMES BLACK (N)31923.30%
ARUN “ABLE” BHUMITRA (N)27620.16%
JAMES H. AICHELE (N)1108.04%

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SAN FERNANDO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOEL FAJARDO (N)1,11126.87%
MARY MENDOZA (N)87921.26%
MARY SOLORIO (N)74417.99%
SYLVIA BALLIN (N)73017.65%
VICTORIA GARCIA (N)67116.23%

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SAN GABRIEL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
THU “JULIE” NGUYEN (N)2,22264.95%
MARY ACUNA GARCIA (N)1,19935.05%

SAN GABRIEL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KEVIN B. SAWKINS (N)2,36972.27%
DAVID LOCALIO (N)90927.73%

SAN GABRIEL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOHN WU (N)1,91321.36%
DENISE MENCHACA (N)1,50416.79%
ERIC CHAN (N)1,48716.60%
JORGE HERRERA AVILA (N)1,12212.53%
CARINA RIVERA (N)1,04111.62%
JEANNE E. RAYA (N)1,01811.36%
REYNA ISELA LOPEZ BOWLES (N)8739.75%

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SAN MARINO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE Z

Shall the measure to levy an annual special parcel tax on specified vacant commercial and residential properties within the City of San Marino to fund public safety services (including police, fire protection, and code enforcement), maintenance of school facilities and school staffing, in the flat amount of $10,000, estimated to generate $4,700,000 annually (assuming a 10% vacancy rate), subject to an annual cost of living increase, for ten years, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,49255.22%
NO1,21044.78%

2/3 of votes cast

SAN MARINO CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GRETCHEN SHEPHERD ROMEY (N)1,41522.71%
TONY CHOU (N)1,30420.92%
CALVIN LO (N)1,24920.04%
SUBHADRA SU VISWANATHAN (N)78812.64%
DIANA MILKIE NIXON (N)5418.68%
GRANT FUJIWARA (N)5338.55%
STEVEN JONES (N)4026.45%

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SANTA CLARITA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BILL MIRANDA (N)19,49120.30%
LAURENE WESTE (N)19,39820.20%
MARSHA MCLEAN (N)16,53717.22%
DENISE LITE (N)15,00815.63%
SELINA M. THOMAS (N)7,8858.21%
JEFFREY MALICK (N)7,5307.84%
DAVID BARLAVI (N)6,7537.03%
DOUGLAS FRASER (N)2,3372.43%
KODY AMOUR (N)1,0711.12%

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SANTA FE SPRINGS CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JUANITA MARTIN (N)1,13820.12%
BILL ROUNDS (N)1,12819.94%
ANNETTE RODRIGUEZ (N)1,07018.91%
JOHN MORA (N)1,00117.69%
GABRIEL JIMENEZ (N)75713.38%
BLAKE CARTER (N)5639.95%

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SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CS

MEASURE CS: To address homelessness, improve 911 emergency response times and neighborhood police protection, make public areas safer and cleaner, including streets, sidewalks, parks, and the beach, and provide other vital City services, shall the City of Santa Monica increase the transient occupancy tax – which is paid entirely by overnight visitors – by 1% for hotels and motels, and by 3% for home-shares, providing approximately $4.1 million annually, until ended by voters, with all funds benefitting Santa Monica?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES12,82872.26%
NO4,92527.74%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE DT

MEASURE DT: Shall the measure to enhance the City of Santa Monica’s general governmental services by increasing the one-time tax on real property sales over $8 million, and establishing an additional incremental tax of $25.00 per $1000 of the value in excess of $8 million, excepting transfers: per State law, involving tax-exempt charitable organizations, and certain ground leases; providing an estimated $12-25 million annually through February 28, 2033, subject to a five-year extension by Council supermajority vote, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES5,87934.06%
NO11,38165.94%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE DTS

MEASURE DTS: ADVISORY VOTE ONLY: If the “Comprehensive Real Property Transfer Tax Measure” is enacted, should at least 30% of its additional revenue be used for housing assistance to protect seniors and low-income families from housing displacement, with the remainder of the additional revenue to be used for homelessness services; behavioral health services; public safety and emergency response teams for City streets and parks; reopening public libraries; after-school programs; and crossing guards near public schools?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,28756.61%
NO7,11743.39%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE EM

PROPOSITION EM: Shall the City Charter be amended to allow the Rent Control Board to disallow or modify annual general rent adjustments for rent controlled units during a declared state of emergency by the President of the United States, the Governor, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Officer, or the City Council or Director of Emergency Services while maintaining the landlord’s ability to petition for a rent adjustment per Section 1805 of the City Charter?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,56657.32%
NO7,12242.68%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE GS

MEASURE GS: Shall the measure adding Santa Monica Municipal Code Chapter 4.90 to establish designated funds for schools, homelessness prevention, and affordable housing, and an eleven-member resident oversight committee, and amending Chapter 6.96 to provide a third tier transfer tax rate of $56.000 per $1,000 of value for property transfers of $8,000,000 or more, providing an estimated $50,000,000 annually for homelessness prevention, affordable housing, and schools, until repealed, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,07551.82%
NO8,43748.18%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE HMP

Measure HMP: Shall the measure to establish a business tax on every licensed cannabis business (including adult-use nonmedicinal cannabis retailers, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, laboratory testing, or any other licensed cannabis business) and retailers of products containing psychoactive cannabinoids, including cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp, up to 10% of gross receipts on cannabis and/or hemp-derived psychoactive products sold in the City, which all together could generate an estimated $3-5 million annually until repealed, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES11,37466.22%
NO5,80333.78%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PB

MEASURE PB: Shall the City Charter be amended to: (a) expand eligibility requirements for service on the City’s Personnel Board to include, in addition to City of Santa Monica (“City”) residents, residents of Los Angeles County that are employed full-time within the City, or own real property in the City, or have been issued a business license by the City; and (b) reduce the term of service for Personnel Board members from five to four years?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,71159.48%
NO6,61640.52%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE RC

PROPOSITION RC: Shall the City Charter be amended to require intended owner occupancy of rent-controlled units for two years before tenant eviction; require owner occupancy within 60 days of vacancy; reduce the maximum Annual General Adjustment from 6% to 0.8% from 2/1/23 through 8/31/23, or average not to exceed 3%, with a 3% maximum Annual General Adjustment thereafter; and require elections only if the number of qualified candidates exceeds the number of open Board positions?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,41256.89%
NO7,13343.11%

Majority of votes cast

SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CAROLINE M. TOROSIS (N)8,32718.91%
JESSE ZWICK (N)7,32116.63%
LANA NEGRETE (N)5,49412.48%
ELLIS RASKIN (N)5,00211.36%
ARMEN MELKONIANS (N)4,99411.34%
NATALYA ZERNITSKAYA (N)4,94311.23%
WHITNEY BAIN (N)1,9374.40%
ALBIN GIELICZ (N)1,7293.93%
TROY HARRIS (N)1,5783.58%
SAMANTHA MOTA (N)1,0462.38%
JONATHAN MANN (N)9132.07%
ARTHUR JEON (N)7421.69%

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SANTA MONICA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the Rent Control Board

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERICKA LESLEY (N)9,93836.13%
DANIEL S. IVANOV (N)9,20733.48%
KURT GONSKA (N)8,35930.39%

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SIERRA MADRE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE HR

Shall the general plan land use designation change from “Institutional” to “Hillside” and the zoning designation change from “Institutional” to “Hillside Management” for the Mater Dolorosa Property?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,16039.84%
NO1,75260.16%

Majority of votes cast

SIERRA MADRE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KRIS LOWE (N)1,58323.60%
GENE GOSS (N)1,54122.97%
EDWARD GARCIA (N)1,44721.57%
COLIN BARR (N)1,24618.57%
CHRISTINE MORAN (N)89213.30%

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SIGNAL HILL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CARMEN BROOKS (N)1,375100.00%

SIGNAL HILL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DAVID HOPPER (N)1,377100.00%

SIGNAL HILL CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KEIR JONES (N)96237.01%
TINA L. HANSEN (N)95036.55%
RICHARD DASKAM (N)40115.43%
SALVADOR HERNANDEZ (N)28611.00%

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SOUTH EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE CM

Shall the measure, permitting and thoroughly regulating limited cannabis retail businesses (1 adult-use/medical with option of up to 3 total after the measure’s 1st year), establishing a general tax at a maximum 8% of noncultivation cannabis business proceeds and $25/square foot of cultivation space (with CPI increases) applicable to permitted/unpermitted businesses, generating approximately $720,000 annually until ended by voters, for general City services (e.g., police, maintenance), be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES75653.85%
NO64846.15%

Majority of votes cast

SOUTH EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE X

Shall the measure, permitting/regulating limited cannabis businesses (5 dispensaries, 2 cultivation, 1 testing facility, 2 manufactures/distributors); regulating personal cannabis use; establishing a maximum 6% special excise tax on retail cannabis/edibles sales generating approximately $126,000 annually until ended by voters for implementation costs, clinical trials, municipalities where cannabis business are located, senior/youth programs, infrastructure (streets/roads/sidewalks), public safety (sheriffs/fire department), existing/future commercial, industrial, and affordable housing developments, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES61544.66%
NO76255.34%

Majority of votes cast

SOUTH EL MONTE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MANUEL “MANNY” ACOSTA (N)87940.08%
GRACIE RETAMOZA (N)66230.19%
RUDY BOJORQUEZ (N)65229.73%

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SOUTH GATE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE PD

Business License Tax Measure. To assist in maintaining public safety, repair streets, maintain parks, services for seniors, and other general city services, shall the annual taxes and solid waste processing fees paid by Material Recovery Facilities be increased to $500 plus $1.94 per ton and annual CPI adjustment, and provide for increases every three years to all other Business License Taxes based on cost of living increases, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES2,58446.74%
NO2,94453.26%

Majority of votes cast

SOUTH GATE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YODIT GLAZE (N)4,614100.00%

SOUTH GATE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOSE DELAPAZ (N)2,75953.26%
GREG MARTINEZ (N)2,42146.74%

SOUTH GATE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
AL RIOS (N)2,27327.81%
JOSHUA BARRON (N)2,15126.32%
RUBY M. NAVARRO (N)1,42517.44%
JOVANNA LABORIN (N)1,07113.11%
ROBERT MONTALVO (N)87910.76%
ADOLFO VARAS (N)3734.56%

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SOUTH PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION – MEASURE LL

To maintain funding for the operation and maintenance of the South Pasadena Public Library, including technology upgrades, resources for students, and programs such as family story time and summer reading, shall an ordinance be adopted extending South Pasadena’s Library Special Tax, which is due to expire on June 30, 2024, to remain in effect until otherwise terminated by a majority vote of the South Pasadena electorate?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,40483.35%
NO88016.65%

2/3 of votes cast

SOUTH PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ZHEN TAO (N)2,87963.08%
ALAN M. EHRLICH (N)1,68536.92%

SOUTH PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MICHAEL A. CACCIOTTI (N)798100.00%

SOUTH PASADENA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JANET BRAUN (N)988100.00%

WEST COVINA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Clerk

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NICKOLAS LEWIS (N)9,536100.00%

WEST COVINA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Treasurer

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
COLLEEN B. ROZATTI (N)5,19347.23%
MARSHA SOLORIO (N)3,59432.68%
SUE AUGINO (N)2,20920.09%

WEST COVINA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 2nd District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LETTY LOPEZ (N)1,883100.00%

WEST COVINA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 4th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
OLLIE CANTOS (N)1,16145.37%
DANIEL LUNA (N)84232.90%
YARA WOLFF (N)55621.73%

WEST COVINA CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council, 5th District

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TONY WU (N)1,18144.58%
FREDRICK SYKES (N)1,00137.79%
RICHARD REYES (N)36913.93%
HOSSEIN RAMBOD SOTOODEH (N)983.70%

WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LAUREN MEISTER (N)3,38817.54%
JOHN HEILMAN (N)2,29611.88%
JOHN DURAN (N)2,08710.80%
ROBERT OLIVER (N)1,8489.57%
CHELSEA BYERS (N)1,7969.30%
ZEKIAH N. WRIGHT (N)1,6738.66%
STEVE MARTIN (N)1,3757.12%
SARAH ADOLPHSON (N)1,2476.45%
BEN SAVAGE (N)1,1866.14%
MARQUITA THOMAS (N)1,0375.37%
JORDAN COCKERAM (N)9905.12%
ADAM DARVISH (N)3962.05%

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRAD HALPERN (N)1,64828.43%
SUSAN MCSWEENEY (N)1,38223.84%
RAY PEARL (N)1,34923.27%
MARC BAKERMAN (N)77913.44%
PAM JOHNSON (N)63911.02%

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Schools

ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SOO YOO (N)1,51857.52%
BRIAN LOUIS FERRER (N)1,12142.48%

ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERNIE NISHII (N)1,60569.18%
SAM DESAI (N)71530.82%

ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 6

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
OLGA RIOS (N)64150.00%
VERONICA MICHELLE LUCIO (N)64150.00%

ANTELOPE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVE D. BUFFALO (N)3,93657.03%
MIGUEL S. CORONADO (N)1,84026.66%
GIOVANNI CHRISTON-POPE (N)1,12616.31%

ANTELOPE VALLEY JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHARLES F. HUGHES (N)6,82355.61%
SUSAN STROM (N)5,44644.39%

ANTELOPE VALLEY JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CARLA CORONA (N)2,43346.48%
RAQUEL ALVA DERFLER (N)1,75933.60%
JUAN BLANCO (N)1,04319.92%

ANTELOPE VALLEY JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MIGUEL SANCHEZ (N)4,00362.62%
VLADIMIR GOMEZ (N)2,39037.38%

AZUSA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SANDRA BENAVIDES (N)59153.73%
DIANA REYES WILLIAMS (N)50946.27%

BALDWIN PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOHN BERNARD DE LEON (N)3,09040.74%
DEANNA CORONADO ROBLES (N)2,26529.86%
ANNALYNN C. APOLINARIO (N)2,23029.40%

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BASSETT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DOLORES CASTRO RIVERA (N)1,05628.75%
PATRICE STANZIONE (N)1,03928.29%
AARON SIMENTAL (N)79821.73%
VIRGINIA GARCIA (N)78021.24%

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BELLFLOWER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRAD CRIHFIELD (N)4,42626.22%
AMIE M. STEWART (N)4,18924.81%
RENITA ARMSTRONG (N)3,83622.72%
TOMAS IVENS (N)3,16518.75%
RICHARD O. DOWNING (N)1,2667.50%

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BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RACHELLE MARCUS (N)3,18432.45%
JUDITH MANOUCHEHRI (N)2,90629.62%
MICHAL A. SALKIN (N)1,80418.39%
FARRAH DODES (N)1,50215.31%
JANESSA LAVOICE (N)4164.24%

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BONITA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DEREK HAMID BAHMANOU (N)1,06958.38%
CRYSTAL JONES-BACON (N)76241.62%

BONITA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JIM ELLIOT (N)1,42059.29%
JOSEPH M. MUSGROVE (N)97540.71%

BONITA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Governing Board Member (Unexpired term ending December 13, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRIS ANN HORSLEY (N)6,32856.47%
BRITTANY ALLISON (N)4,87843.53%

BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHARLENE TABET (N)5,24021.48%
ABBY PONTZER KAMKAR (N)4,95720.32%
LARRY APPLEBAUM (N)4,87319.97%
BRIAN J. SMITH (N)4,31417.68%
HARUTYUN KETIKYAN (N)1,8797.70%
JAMES L. MORRISON (N)1,6616.81%
MICHAEL MORGAN (N)1,4766.05%

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CASTAIC UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area E

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MAYREEN BURK (N)39661.59%
TRACY FORD (N)24738.41%

CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARISELA RUIZ (N)7,845100.00%

CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HUGO M. ROJAS (N)7,850100.00%

CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ESTEFANY ALEJANDRA CASTANEDA (N)4,88958.23%
VIRGINIA V. GOMEZ (N)3,50741.77%

CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 7

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ZURICH LEWIS (N)4,30465.43%
ANGELO GANDALF MALDONADO (N)2,27434.57%

CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE CC

CERRITOS COLLEGE SAFETY, REPAIR, CAREER TRAINING MEASURE. To repair, upgrade, and replace instructional, training, and support facilities; remove asbestos/ lead paint; maintain safe drinking water; earthquake/fire safety; prepare local workforce, students/veterans with modern job training and university transfer; acquire equipment, facilities, sites, shall Cerritos Community College District’s measure authorizing $425,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $25/$100,000 assessed valuation, raising $19,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring independent audits/ public disclosure of spending?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES26,56855.35%
NO21,43444.65%

55% of votes cast

CITRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHERYL A. ALEXANDER (N)1,99553.47%
PAUL NACCACHIAN (N)94525.33%
IRENE MURRAY (N)79121.20%

CLAREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVEN LLANUSA (N)1,06051.73%
AARON T. PETERSON (N)98948.27%

COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDRES RAMOS (N)1,52251.51%
ANTHONY PERRY (N)89630.32%
SKYY D. FISHER (N)53718.17%

COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JUANITA DOPLEMORE (N)2,38671.65%
ALFREDO BAÑUELOS (N)94428.35%

COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHARONI DENISE LITTLE (N)2,75255.31%
LETICIA VASQUEZ WILSON (N)2,22444.69%

COMPTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE AAA

To fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, heating, electrical, and other systems, enhance school safety, and construct, reconstruct, renovate, rehabilitate and modernize classrooms, sites and facilities, including media and performing arts centers, technology centers and athletic complexes, shall Compton Unified School District’s measure authorizing $350,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, levying $0.06 per $100 of assessed valuation ($21,526,770 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with mandatory audits, citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money staying local?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,37571.06%
NO3,00428.94%

55% of votes cast

COVINA-VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOHN P. SIMON WRIGHT (N)1,29657.81%
GARY C. RODRIGUEZ (N)94642.19%

CULVER CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRIAN GUERRERO (N)3,20216.66%
TRISTON EZIDORE (N)3,04015.81%
STEPHANIE LOREDO (N)2,97115.45%
HOWARD ADELMAN (N)2,71214.11%
DARREL MENTHE (N)2,69013.99%
SUMMER MCBRIDE (N)2,47412.87%
MARCI BAUN (N)2,13611.11%

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DOWNEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE K

To repair and improve Downey’s aging neighborhood schools, improve school safety/security systems, fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, electrical, ventilation; repair, construct, acquire classrooms, labs, facilities/ equipment, support student achievement and college/career readiness in math, science, technology, engineering, arts/ skilled trades, shall Downey Unified School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $504,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 5 cents per $100 assessed value ($20,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent citizen oversight and all money locally-controlled?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES7,23055.42%
NO5,81744.58%

55% of votes cast

DUARTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROSA E. HOLGUIN (N)35157.45%
ALTON W. PRESTON (N)26042.55%

DUARTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
REYNA E. DIAZ (N)29772.44%
BETTY SANCHEZ (N)11327.56%

DUARTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Governing Board Member (Unexpired term ending December 13, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KEN BELL (N)1,99055.63%
TOM N. REYES (N)1,58744.37%

EASTSIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE ES

To repair and improve East Lancaster’s aging neighborhood elementary and middle schools, fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, electrical systems, upgrade school safety systems, repair, construct, and acquire classrooms, labs, facilities/ equipment, support hands-on instruction in math, science/ technology, shall Eastside Union School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $23,000,000 in bonds, without raising taxes above current rates, levying 3 cents per $100 assessed value ($1,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent citizen oversight and all money locally-controlled?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,54562.42%
NO93037.58%

55% of votes cast

EL MONTE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LISETTE IDALIA MENDEZ (N)3,08328.48%
ELIZABETH “BETH” RIVAS (N)3,04328.11%
CHRISTINA FLORES (N)2,53423.41%
V. “MAJOR” PATEL (N)2,16419.99%

Vote for no more than three

EL MONTE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FLORENCIO BRIONES (N)76151.14%
SALVADOR RAMIREZ (N)72748.86%

EL MONTE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RICARDO PADILLA (N)1,11755.41%
RUBY ROSE YEPEZ (N)65732.59%
MICHAEL LINN GEORGIA (N)24212.00%

EL RANCHO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ESTHER MEJIA (N)2,92823.62%
JOHN CONTRERAS (N)2,64621.35%
HECTOR LAFARGA JR (N)2,33418.83%
JACQUELINE PEREZ VALENCIA (N)2,33018.80%
CAROLYN CASTILLO (N)2,15817.41%

Vote for no more than three

EL SEGUNDO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TRACEY I. MILLER-ZARNEKE (N)1,90624.08%
MEREDITH J. BEACHLY (N)1,76322.27%
FRANK GLYNN (N)1,59420.14%
YADRANKA LUCIA DRASKOVIC (N)1,36517.24%
DAWN GARRETT (N)1,28816.27%

Vote for no more than three

GLENDORA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GARY CLIFFORD (N)1,05160.40%
ZONDRA BORG (N)68939.60%

GLENDORA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHAUNNA ELIAS (N)1,05253.51%
MONICA GARCIA (N)91446.49%

HACIENDA LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NANCY LOERA (N)93054.42%
NOEMI AGUILAR (N)46126.97%
PALOMA CAROLINA ORTIZ-ROJAS (N)31818.61%

HACIENDA LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GINO KWOK (N)2,24074.10%
ELKE TAPIA (N)78325.90%

HACIENDA LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JEFFREY DE LA TORRE (N)1,82161.58%
TIM FOX (N)81227.46%
RICHARD BERGERON (N)32410.96%

HUGHES-ELIZABETH LAKES UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LOLA SKELTON (N)9055.90%
JUSTICE PETER BALDWIN (N)7144.10%

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education, District 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOYCE RANDALL (N)2,59069.21%
ZYRA MCCLOUD (N)71519.11%
RONALD GOMEZ (N)43711.68%

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education, District 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CARLISS R. MCGHEE (N)3,039100.00%

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education, District 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRANDON GEORGE MYERS (N)1,456100.00%

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Member of the Board of Education, District 5 (Unexpired term ending December 16, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ERNESTO CASTILLO (N)1,300100.00%

KEPPEL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANDREW STEVEN RAMIREZ (N)1,04325.56%
ALMA I. RODRIGUEZ (N)90722.22%
ANA LAURA QUILES (N)73518.01%
BLANCA NAVA (N)70317.23%
GEORGIA HALLIMAN (N)69316.98%

Vote for no more than three

LA CAÑADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOE RADABAUGH (N)2,74528.77%
DAN JEFFRIES (N)2,57326.97%
OCTAVIA THUSS (N)2,12322.25%
DEBRA N. BARSOM (N)2,10022.01%

Vote for no more than three

LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANGELA CUTBILL (N)8,06529.29%
LESLI STEIN (N)7,97128.95%
DALLAS B. LAWRENCE (N)7,34426.68%
JOSHUA ALPERT (N)4,15115.08%

Vote for no more than three

LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE S

To upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities and instructional technology to support college/career readiness in math, science, technology, engineering, arts and skilled trades; improve safety/security systems; remove asbestos, repair, construct/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, shall Las Virgenes Unified School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $340,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, without increasing current tax rates, levying $36 per $100,000 assessed value ($23,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight and all money staying local?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES9,11161.33%
NO5,74538.67%

55% of votes cast

LAWNDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SHIRLEY RUDOLPH (N)47164.97%
ANGEL JESUS SANCHEZ (N)25435.03%

LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member, Board of Trustees, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SUNNY ZIA (N)4,95072.51%
MARIANNE CASE (N)1,87727.49%

LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member, Board of Trustees, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
VIRGINIA L. BAXTER (N)10,30460.30%
JUAN CEPEDA-RIZO (N)6,78339.70%

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, District 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ (N)4,95754.59%
NUBIA FLORES (N)4,12345.41%

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE LBU

Realign Long Beach Unified School District and State Election Dates. Shall the City Charter of Long Beach be amended to realign the Long Beach Unified School District’s primary and general election dates with the State’s primary and general election dates held in even-numbered years, and make other related and technical changes to Long Beach Unified School District election procedures?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES44,69671.13%
NO18,13728.87%

Majority of votes cast

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE Q

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM REPAIR, STUDENT HEALTH/SAFETY/ACHIEVEMENT MEASURE. To repair/upgrade neighborhood public schools, vocational, technology, math, science classrooms/labs; provide safe drinking water; upgrade security, door locks, cameras, earthquake/fire safety; remove lead paint/asbestos; repair, construct, acquire facilities/equipment, shall Long Beach Unified School District’s measure authorizing $1,700,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates levying $0.06 per $100 of assessed valuation ($105,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding be adopted, requiring oversight, public spending disclosure, all funds used locally?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES37,66957.71%
NO27,59942.29%

55% of votes cast

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member of the Board of Trustees, Seat 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVEN VERES (N)328,41264.18%
JASON R. AULA (N)106,64520.84%
GLENN TRUJILLO BAILEY (N)76,66614.98%

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member of the Board of Trustees, Seat 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SARA HERNANDEZ (N)270,98252.30%
ERNEST H. MORENO (N)159,61630.80%
CHRISTINE T. LAMONICA (N)87,57516.90%

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member of the Board of Trustees, Seat 6

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GABRIEL BUELNA (N)354,16070.37%
ROBERT L. PAYNE (N)149,11329.63%

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE LA

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SAFETY, REPAIR, JOB TRAINING MEASURE. To repair/upgrade local community colleges, classrooms, water pipes, sewer/gas lines, technology, science labs for nurses, paramedics, firefighters, veterans; prepare students for jobs/university transfer; remove asbestos, lead paint; acquire, construct, repair facilities, sites, equipment; shall Los Angeles Community College District’s measure authorizing $5,300,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, generating $345,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring oversight, all funds used locally?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES363,47060.36%
NO238,72839.64%

55% of votes cast

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Member of the Board of Trustees, Seat 7 (Unexpired term ending December 13, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KELSEY IINO (N)299,32657.93%
NANCY PEARLMAN (N)148,09228.66%
MARK DUTTON (N)69,28713.41%

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education, District 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARIA BRENES (N)27,14050.80%
ROCÍO RIVAS (N)26,28849.20%

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education, District 6

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KELLY GONEZ (N)26,92150.28%
MARVIN A. RODRÍGUEZ (N)26,62349.72%

LOWELL JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRISTINE BERG (N)68665.27%
KATHI LUNDSTROM (N)36534.73%

MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JENNIFER “JEN” FENTON (N)4,95020.58%
CHRISTINA “TINA” SHIVPURI (N)4,71319.59%
KRISTEN “WYSH” WEINSTEIN (N)4,44318.47%
CHRISTY BARNES (N)3,35413.94%
JOHN GEORGE URIOSTEGUI (N)3,31113.76%
MIKE WELSH (N)3,28613.66%

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MONROVIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE MM

To repair/upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, and instructional technology to support student achievement and college/career readiness in math, science, technology, engineering, arts and skilled trades; fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, electrical systems; and improve school safety/security systems, shall Monrovia Unified School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $75,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 3 cents per $100 assessed value ($4,700,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent citizen oversight and all money locally-controlled?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES4,25058.69%
NO2,99141.31%

55% of votes cast

MONTEBELLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JENNIFER GUTIERREZ (N)5,95823.61%
CARLOS CERDAN (N)4,99519.80%
MARISOL M. URIBE (N)4,81119.07%
AARON REVELES (N)3,65914.50%
JAMES SANTANA (N)3,08012.21%
NELLY NIEBLAS (N)2,72910.82%

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MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CINDY WU (N)1,31223.29%
ADAM C. CARRANZA (N)1,13120.07%
VERONICA SIFUENTES (N)99917.73%
GRISELDA S. OLIVARES (N)94116.70%
DARLENE REYES (N)5309.41%
DINORAH JIMENEZ (N)5209.23%
ARNOLD HERNANDEZ (N)2013.57%

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NEWHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BRIAN D. WALTERS (N)1,20451.76%
DONNA MICHELLE ROBERT (N)1,12248.24%

NEWHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
RACHELLE HADDOAK (N)1,63452.46%
SUVERNA MISTRY (N)1,48147.54%

NORWALK-LA MIRADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LORENA E. VIDAURRE (N)5,04814.20%
NARCIS BRASOV (N)5,00414.08%
ROBERTO “ROB” CANCIO (N)4,93813.89%
NORMA AMEZCUA (N)4,75013.36%
CASEY P. CHATTLE (N)4,69113.20%
JORGE ALBERTO TIRADO (N)4,23311.91%
BECKY LANGENWALTER (N)4,10611.55%
RUDY O. MIRANDA (N)2,7817.82%

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PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NANCY K. SMITH (N)5,28527.89%
RALPH VELADOR (N)5,11226.98%
SIMONE ZULU (N)4,87725.74%
TONYA ALENNA SCHOFIELD (N)3,67419.39%

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PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE PRM

To continue improving local District schools; replacing leaky roofs/windows; making school safety, security, energy, water efficiency improvements; modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math labs; and acquiring learning technology/equipment; shall Palmdale (Elementary) School District’s measure authorizing $120,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, levying approximately 3 cents per $100 of assessed value on average (raising $6,338,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent oversight, audits, no money for administrators and all funds staying local, be adopted?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES6,05654.41%
NO5,07445.59%

55% of votes cast

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LINDA KURT (N)5,82616.77%
SARA H. DEEN (N)5,66416.30%
JEREMY VANDERHAL (N)5,29815.25%
JULIE HAMILL (N)5,21115.00%
MATTHEW R. BRACH (N)4,33612.48%
JENNIFER “JENNY” HANDJIAN (N)4,24012.21%
JEAN LIU CHRISTEN (N)4,16311.98%

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PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Governing Board Member (Unexpired term ending December 13, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
AMI GANDHI (N)6,81750.93%
AARON C. CHAN (N)6,56749.07%

PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SONIA OLMOS DE LEON (N)1,92018.46%
ALICIA LINDEN ANDERSON (N)1,73816.71%
CARMEN PATRICIA GOMEZ (N)1,50214.44%
YESENIA MARIA CUARENTA (N)1,47014.13%
ROSE MARY MENDEZ (N)1,44013.85%
SANDRA NILDA CUEVAS (N)1,27712.28%
MARCIE GARCIA-BRIDGES (N)1,05310.13%

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PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE P

Shall the members of the Paramount Unified School District Board of Education be limited to three (3) four-year terms of office for a maximum of 12 years?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES3,57872.17%
NO1,38027.83%

Majority of votes cast

PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE PCC

To upgrade aging labs, instructional technology, classrooms and career-training facilities, improve student access to affordable, high quality education in subjects like nursing, health sciences, engineering, technology and skilled trades; fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems; and remove asbestos/ lead pipes, shall the Pasadena Area Community College District bond measure authorizing $565,000,000 at legal rates be adopted, levying 2¢ per $100 of assessed value ($32,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight and all money locally controlled?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES44,26967.22%
NO21,58832.78%

55% of votes cast

PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education, District No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KIMBERLY KENNE (N)2,64654.22%
BILLY MALONE (N)1,52131.17%
RITA MILLER (N)71314.61%

PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education, District No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MICHELLE RICHARDSON BAILEY (N)1,92360.82%
PAT AMSBRY (N)1,23939.18%

PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education, District No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
PATRICE MARSHALL MCKENZIE (N)2,26353.45%
XILIAN C. STAMMER (N)1,97146.55%

PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education, District No. 7

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YARMA VELÁZQUEZ (N)3,82764.06%
JUAN PABLO ALBÁN (N)2,14735.94%

POMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LISA NASHUA (N)2,14768.86%
JOHN MENDOZA (N)97131.14%

POMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROBERTA A. PERLMAN (N)1,18242.92%
SANDRA BIBLE (N)89032.32%
JOHN KISSINGER (N)68224.76%

POMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
PATRICIA “PATTY” TYE (N)2,35064.52%
CHIDI BENJAMIN UDENGWU (N)1,29235.48%

RIO HONDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANAIS MEDINA DIAZ (N)2,53954.21%
DAVID SIEGRIST (N)2,14545.79%

RIO HONDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
OSCAR VALLADARES (N)5,55858.11%
VANESSA C. TYSON (N)4,00741.89%

ROSEMEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
NANCY ARMENTA (N)1,37931.77%
JOHN QUINTANILLA (N)1,30930.15%
DIANE BENITEZ (N)1,07224.69%
JONATHAN L. SMITH (N)58113.38%

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ROWLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
KEVIN T. HAYAKAWA (N)1,43453.21%
DONNA FREEDMAN (N)1,26146.79%

SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
C. JOSEPH CHANG (N)1,91531.36%
SHELLEY RYAN (N)1,84730.25%
JOANNA LAM (N)1,22820.11%
JAMES F. BARGER (N)1,11618.28%

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SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Governing Board Member (Unexpired term ending December 13, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FRANCESCA GILL (N)1,33457.20%
MACKENZIE MARIE BROWN (N)99842.80%

SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Member of the Board of Trustees

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SION ROY (N)11,69923.58%
NANCY GREENSTEIN (N)11,56123.30%
TOM PETERS (N)11,21422.60%
BARRY SNELL (N)10,85421.87%
PATRICK ACOSTA II (N)4,2958.66%

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SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE SMC

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION, CAREER TRAINING, CLASSROOM UPGRADES. To improve access to affordable education for local students, veterans, first-generation college students; provide affordable housing for homeless students; modernize instructional labs for nursing, healthcare, sustainability, media, science career training; repair/upgrade obsolete vocational classrooms/aging facilities, shall Santa Monica Community College District authorize $375,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2.5 cents per $100 assessed valuation, raising $23,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with citizens oversight, public spending disclosure?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES11,30054.57%
NO9,40745.43%

55% of votes cast

SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Member of the Board of Education

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LAURIE LIEBERMAN (N)9,90217.29%
STACY ROUSE (N)9,29616.23%
RICHARD TAHVILDARAN-JESSWEIN (N)9,18616.04%
ALICIA MIGNANO (N)8,92315.58%
ESTHER HICKMAN (N)5,97110.42%
ANGELA DIGAETANO (N)5,85710.22%
MILES WARNER (N)5,5879.75%
KEITH COLEMAN (N)2,5634.47%

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SAUGUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JESUS H. HENAO (N)1,58150.64%
CASSANDRA NICOLE LOVE (N)1,54149.36%

SAUGUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ANNA GRIESE (N)2,78858.68%
LAURA ARROWSMITH (N)1,96341.32%

SAUGUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRISTOPHER TRUNKEY (N)1,73750.79%
SHARLENE ROSE DUZICK (N)1,68349.21%

SNOWLINE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No.1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRISTINA L. BEHRINGER (N)2363.89%
JOHN E. KOZYRA (N)1336.11%

VALLE LINDO SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JACQUELINE J. RUBIO (N)46432.49%
RUDY T. MARTINEZ (N)36925.84%
VERONICA LAURIA (N)36325.42%
REYNALDO REY SOTO (N)23216.25%

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WALNUT VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HELEN HALL (N)5,27729.64%
YI TONY TORNG (N)5,14528.90%
CINDY RUIZ (N)4,45225.01%
HONG DIANA ZHAO (N)2,92816.45%

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WEST COVINA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ROSE LOPEZ (N)3,73140.05%
EILEEN MIRANDA JIMENEZ (N)3,24934.87%
FRANCES GONZALEZ (N)2,33725.08%

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WHITTIER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
LINDA LEE ANN SMALL (N)1,00862.11%
ALANA JADE GRIEGO-MELGAR (N)61537.89%

WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHRIS HARDEMAN (N)3,50252.44%
IRMA RODRIGUEZ MOISA (N)3,17647.56%

WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GARY MENDEZ (N)1,99156.05%
MIGUEL “MIKE” BEJARANO (N)1,56143.95%

WILLIAM S. HART UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BOB JENSEN (N)7,07569.72%
ANDREW TABAN (N)3,07330.28%

WILLIAM S. HART UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CHERISE MOORE (N)3,95158.98%
TERESA TODD (N)2,74841.02%

WILLIAM S. HART UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOE MESSINA (N)7,55862.24%
REBECCA HINDMAN (N)4,58537.76%

WILSONA SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DANIELA “DANI” SANCHEZ (N)9359.62%
ROBERT HARRIS (N)6340.38%

WISEBURN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – MEASURE EE

To upgrade school security, emergency communications and fire safety systems, upgrade classroom technology, science, computer and engineering labs; repair aging gas/water lines, leaky roofs; ensure school drinking water remains safe; repair, construct, acquire equipment, sites/facilities; shall Wiseburn Unified School District’s locally controlled measure authorizing $98,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 3¢ per $100 of assessed valuation, generating $6,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding be adopted, requiring audits, independent oversight and public disclosure of all spending?

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
YES1,61953.89%
NO1,38546.11%

55% of votes cast

Water Districts

ANTELOPE VALLEY-EAST KERN WATER AGENCY Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
FRANK S. DONATO (N)4,93676.65%
MIKE LANG (N)1,50423.35%

CENTRAL BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
ARTURO CHACON (N)14,88672.22%
LEONARD MENDOZA (N)5,72527.78%

CRESCENTA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JAMES BODNAR (N)2,26036.29%
KERRY ERICKSON (N)1,98331.84%
JEFFERY W. JOHNSON (N)1,24419.97%
ALEC HYELER (N)74111.90%

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LAS VIRGENES MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
GARY BURNS (N)1,39251.75%
LEE RENGER (N)1,29848.25%

ORCHARD DALE WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOSEPH VELASCO III (N)1,18435.78%
DENISE DOLOR (N)82124.81%
CHARLES LUAS (N)81024.48%
KEVIN NOONAN (N)49414.93%

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PALMDALE WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DON F. WILSON (N)1,19861.98%
YVETTE SILVA (N)73538.02%

ROWLAND WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOHN EDWARD BELLAH (N)50575.37%
KARL JOHAN LJUNGBERG (N)16524.63%

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY WATER AGENCY Member, Board of Directors, Division 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
BILL COOPER (N)9,24766.09%
NICOLE WILSON (N)2,51918.00%
MELISSA K. CANTU (N)2,22515.90%

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY WATER AGENCY Member, Board of Directors, Division 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DIRK MARKS (N)9,44257.09%
SAGE G. RAFFERTY (N)4,84529.29%
KATHY COLLEY (N)2,25213.62%

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY WATER AGENCY Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MARIA GUTZEIT (N)8,09751.74%
LYNNE PLAMBECK (N)7,55348.26%

THREE VALLEYS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
CARLOS GOYTIA (N)2,68958.10%
FRANK CARLOS GUZMAN (N)1,93941.90%

THREE VALLEYS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JEFF HANLON (N)6,98150.63%
BRIAN BOWCOCK (N)4,68333.96%
JAVIER AGUILAR (N)2,12515.41%

UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
TONY FELLOW (N)10,73556.51%
SERGE HADDAD (N)8,26243.49%

UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 5

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JENNIFER SANTANA (N)10,11680.16%
ROMAN RODRIGUEZ (N)2,50419.84%

WALNUT VALLEY WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 2

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
EDWIN M. HILDEN (N)1,61854.66%
ANDREW Y. WONG (N)1,34245.34%

WATER REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Member, Board of Directors, Division 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOY LANGFORD (N)28,52054.14%
GERARD MCCALLUM (N)16,22730.80%
JANNA ELIZABETH ZURITA (N)7,93615.06%

WATER REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Member, Board of Directors, Division 3

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
JOHN ALLEN (N)37,93649.77%
MIKE MURCHISON (N)19,84526.04%
GERRIE SCHIPSKE (N)18,43924.19%

WATER REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Member, Board of Directors, Division 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SERGIO JOSEPH CALDERON (N)25,65664.11%
JOSE R. GONZALEZ (N)14,36535.89%

WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 1

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
HAROLD WILLIAMS (N)13,79452.59%
CAROL KWAN (N)12,43647.41%

WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors, Division 4

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
SCOTT HOUSTON (N)17,22164.42%
SANJAY GAUR (N)9,51235.58%

Health Care

ANTELOPE VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
DODDANNA KRISHNA (N)19,54329.21%
DON V. PARAZO (N)15,53423.22%
MICHAEL P. RIVES (N)9,47814.17%
STEVE FOX (N)8,69413.00%
GETRO F. ELIZE (N)4,3236.46%
JOHN BRYSON (N)3,6945.52%
OLLIE M. MCCAULLEY (N)3,5335.28%
GORDON V. JEFFERSON (N)2,0983.14%

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ANTELOPE VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION Member, Board of Directors (Unexpired term ending December 6, 2024)

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
STEVEN D. HOFBAUER (N)14,48236.02%
JAWAD BERMANI (N)13,77734.27%
MATEO OLIVAREZ (N)11,94329.71%

BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT Member, Board of Directors

Candidate(s)VotesPercent
MICHELLE ANNE BHOLAT (N)16,17745.33%
NOEL LEE CHUN (N)15,14242.43%
MICHAEL KELLY MARTIN (N)4,36812.24%

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LGBTQ leaders launch SoCal Freedom to Marry Prop 8 Repeal

California voters will vote to take the defunct ban on same-sex marriage out of the state constitution in November

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Speakers at Thursday's press conference included: Tony Hoang, Executive Director of Equality California; Eddie Martinez, Executive Director of Latino Equity Alliance & Huntington Park Council Member; Mario Trujillo, Mayor of Downey; Terra Russell-Slavin, Esq., Chief Impact Officer of Los Angeles LGBT Center; Mark Gonzalez, LACDP Chair Em. and Bamby Salcedo, President & Chief Executive Officer of TransLatin@ Coalition. (Photo Credit: Click Strategies)

By Rob Salerno | LOS ANGELES – Leaders of a coalition of LGBTQ advocacy groups hosted a rally at the Mi Centro LGBT Community Centre in Los Angeles Thursday to launch the Southern California referendum campaign to repeal the discriminatory definition of marriage in the state constitution in November.

“California is a beacon of equality. Our state should always protect fundamental civil rights for all people and fight discrimination wherever it exists,” Tony Hoang, Executive Director of Equality California, told the launch rally. “The bottom line is that your freedom to marry is on the ballot in November. Let’s show the rest of the country that Californians stand up for freedom and equality.”

California voters narrowly affirmed Proposition 8, which added a ban on same-sex marriage to the state constitution, in 2008. The ban was eventually struck down under the due process clause of the US Constitution in decisions between 2010 and 2013, but the unenforceable ban remains in the state constitution.

But many observers are nervous that the extremely right-wing Supreme Court could reverse previous rulings that supported same-sex marriage, which could enable the ban to snap back into effect. These fears became acute when the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs decision reversed decades of precedent by ending the right to abortion. 

In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas openly suggested that the ruling implied that the Supreme Court should overturn previous decisions legalizing same-sex marriage and intercourse.

“We know that there is a well-funded, well-organized group of extremist people who want to chip away the gains we have gotten over the last few years,” Bamby Salcedo, President & Chief Executive Officer of TransLatin@ Coalition told the rally. “This freedom to marry initiative isn’t just for gay or lesbian people. It’s for all of us.”

Terra Russell-Slavin, Chief Impact Officer of Los Angeles LGBT Center, recalled how her organization campaigned the last time marriage equality was put to voters.

“We’re having many of the same conversations today we had in 2008, but this time, with Californians who are on the right side of history. With the majority of Angelenos and Californias who understand that we share a special bond as caretakers of our community. That’s what makes us family, and that’s what will make us win in November,” Russell-Slavin said. 

Speakers at the rally acknowledged that equality activists have had to do more outreach to minority communities in the years since Proposition 8 passed. 

Eddie Martinez, a Huntington Park city councilor and executive director of the Latino Equity Alliance, reflected on how queer Latinos reached out to parents, neighbors, and community leaders to build common cause after exit polling revealed that Latinos mostly supported the marriage ban.

“Latine LGBT activists and organizations knew it was time to be united and to educate our community about marriage equality,” he said. “We went to communities that voted up to 60% [for Prop 8] to have one-on-one conversations on marriage equality and other issues of importance to the Latine community, such as immigration and workers’ rights. Our fight was intersectional.” 

State legislators unanimously agreed to put a repeal question before voters last summer. 

Last week, the state Democratic Party announced it is supporting passage of the Freedom to Marry ballot measure.

California isn’t the only state considering a freedom to marry ballot question in November. Voters in Hawaii and Colorado will also be deciding on propositions to repeal their constitution’s marriage bans. 

“This is going to set the precedence for others to understand the importance of including these initiatives in their state constitutions,” Salcedo says. “We invite you to talk to your friends, talk to your neighbors, around your dinner table, to bring this issue to light because this is important to all of our communities.”

LGBTQ leaders launch SoCal Freedom to Marry campaign for Prop 8 Repeal

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Urgent concerns arise when congressional staff face ethics investigations

Ultimately, how can we hold elected representatives to a higher standard such that they model good behavior for their employees

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has a long established public record of vitriol and hate speech directed at LGBTQ+ people.(File photo Washington Blade/Michael Key)


WASHINGTON -Congressional staff tend to avoid engaging in conduct that could reflect poorly on the members they represent or that which would otherwise bring them out from behind the scenes and into the spotlight.

Last week, however, was the second time in which I broke a story about a chief of staff on Capitol Hill who found himself the subject of a complaint to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, the body whose primary responsibility is investigating reports of unethical and unlawful conduct by America’s elected representatives.

In the first, Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a report against Democratic Rep. Jake Auchincloss’s top aide because he had placed stickers over a transphobic sign that the far-right Georgia congresswoman had displayed outside her office. 

The second complaint came from an official with the Biden-Harris administration over an especially combative and anti-trans email that was sent by the highest-ranking deputy in a West Virginia Republican’s Congressional office.

The two cases are not otherwise analogous. As the emissaries of lawmakers who are responsible to their constituents, staff should be held accountable for out-of-bounds behavior like sending offensive emails to harass colleagues on Capitol Hill or in the federal government. 

By contrast, decorating a poster in the Longworth House Office Building without permission is hardly a crime that should be escalated to the Ethics Committee, particularly not when the poster is offensive to members of a marginalized community and was hung in the first place to provoke a colleague across the hall who has a trans daughter.

If a monthslong probe exploring whether a career Hill staffer had brought discredit upon the House of Representatives with his stickers was not absurd enough, it was kicked off by none other than Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has been guilty of that charge virtually every day since she was elected. (Recall, for instance, that she has called for violence against her political opponents, including by publishing a video on social media in which she said then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deserves the death penalty.)

A member of Congress wields a tremendous amount of power relative to even the seniormost Capitol Hill staff, a fact that was brought into sharp relief for Auchincloss’s chief of staff as he sought to defend himself against not just the committee’s investigation but also an affidavit by the Capitol Police in support of an arrest warrant along with threats and harassment so severe that his home was monitored by law enforcement.

The House Ethics Committee declined to comment when I reached out last week to confirm receipt of the complaint filed against the GOP staffer, just as they had refused to provide information about the status of the case initiated by Greene’s report.

The committee’s Senate counterpart is even more of a black box.

An article by the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan government accountability group, notes that in the recent indictment of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, “the shocking details revealed by the allegations seemingly had no end.”

The evidence against him was sufficiently flagrant and longstanding, the article argues, to “beg the question: Is the Senate incapable of finding and rooting out potential corruption before it becomes a crime?”

Part of the problem, according to CLC, is that the Upper Chamber’s ethics committee provides no means by which a complaint can be seen through to its investigation and resolution. The public knows very little about what the committee does, perhaps because the committee does very little: a study in 2023 found that none of the 1,523 reports that were filed over a period of 15 years resulted in any formal disciplinary sanctions.

Obviously, full transparency is impossible when sensitive information must be kept confidential to protect the integrity of an investigation. However, and especially if we are going to continue seeing complaints against Congressional staff rather than the lawmakers they serve, the committees should provide more insight into their processes and decision making.

Measures could include safeguards designed to mitigate the risk of unfair outcomes when investigations are brought by members of Congress and target those who have far less power. A mechanism requiring the investigators to share more information about cases under their review, to the extent possible, would also be wise — because even when the alleged conduct by a staffer may warrant a complaint, time and resources might be better spent rooting out misconduct by members of Congress, which is almost always far more consequential. 

We should also contend with the question of whether ethics committees are ever the appropriate place to explore and adjudicate allegations against staffers, since members are fully capable of enforcing the rules in their offices. 

As demonstrated by the long and tortured process through which George Santos was finally booted from Congress, getting rid of an elected lawmaker is far more difficult than, say, firing a chief of staff. 

Ultimately, perhaps the right question is: how can we hold elected representatives to a higher standard such that they model good behavior for their employees as well as for their constituents and Congressional colleagues?

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Christopher Kane is the White House Correspondent and Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington and Los Angeles Blade newspapers.

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Assemblyman Ward introduces AB 1955 to outlaw forced outing

“Across the country and here in California, LGBTQ+ young people are under attack from extremist politicians and school boards”

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Members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, with Assemblymember Chris Ward speaking, at Equality California Advocacy Day 2023. (Photo Credit: Equality California)

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, chair Sen. Susan Eggman, (D- San Joaquin County), and co-sponsor Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) introduced AB 1955: Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth Act (SAFETY Act) to ensure all of the state’s students have a safe and supportive environment to learn, regardless of their gender identity.

The legislation introduced coincided with Harvey Milk Day, honoring the slain LGBTQ+ rights activist and politician. In 2009, the State of California established Milk’s birthday, May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. On this day, Californian’s remember his life, accomplishments, and the LGBTQ+ community’s continuing fight for recognition and equality under the law.

More than a dozen school districts in California have proposed and/or passed forced outing policies to require teachers to notify parents if their child identifies as transgender. 

Transgender, nonbinary, and other LGBTQ+ youth are at risk due to this recent growing trend of forced outing policies. These efforts have led to a measurable impact on the mental health of California’s LGBTQ+ students, and can lead to a rise in bullying, harassment, discrimination, and more.

Since July 2023, when the Chino Valley Unified School District school board passed their first forced outing policy, over 700 calls were made to the Rainbow Youth Project Crisis hotline by LGBTQ+ youth from the Chino area alone. Rainbow Youth CEO Lance Preston told the Blade in an interview last Fall: “That is how toxic even discussing these issues [forced outing] makes the environment for queer kids who live there.”

Among those opposed to the implementation of the forced outing policies is the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond and the State Attorney General Rob Bonta.

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond addressing the Chino Valley Unified School District school board, July 20, 2023.
(Photo by Kristi Hirst for the LA Blade)

Last summer the State Superintendent had traveled to Chino to state his opposition to the policy. Addressing the board, Thurmond cautioned the policy may “not only fall outside of the laws that respect privacy and safety for our students, but may put our students at risk because they may not be in homes where they can be safe.”

His words echoed a warning issued by California Attorney General Rob Bonta in a letter sent to Chino Valley Unified School’s Superintendent Norman Enfield and the Board. Bonta expressed serious concern over the proposed Parental Notification policy, emphasizing the potential infringements on students’ privacy rights and educational opportunities.

“By allowing for the disclosure of a student’s gender identity without their consent, Chino Valley Unified School District’s suggested Parental Notification policy would strip them of their freedom, violate their autonomy, and potentially put them in a harmful situation,” Bonta wrote. “Our schools should be protecting the rights of all students, especially those who are most vulnerable, and should be safeguarding students’ rights to fully participate in all educational and extracurricular opportunities.”

In October of 2023, San Bernardino California Superior Court Judge Michael Sachs issued a preliminary oral injunction against the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education’s mandatory gender identity disclosure policy, further halting the enforcement of the policy.

Chino Valley Unified joined several other Southern California school districts which passed similar policies. A Riverside County Superior Court judge denied a motion on Friday morning, Feb. 23, to issue an injunction seeking to stop the Temecula Valley Unified School District from enforcement of two controversial polices on transgender notification to parents or guardians and a ban on teaching of critical race theory.

Attorney General Rob Bonta listens intently to a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a August 2023 presentation. (Photo Credit: Office of the Attorney General)

School districts in San Diego County and Orange Counties have also passed similar policies.

The SAFETY Act will do three things one passed by the legislature and if signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, which is likely: Prohibit school districts from implementing forced outing policies, provide resources for parents and students to navigate conversations around gender and identity on their own terms, and ensure teachers or school staff are not retaliated against for refusing to forcibly out a student. 

Assemblymember Chris Ward who spoke with the Blade prior to the bill’s introduction stressed that the primary goal of AB 1955 is to take politics out of the classroom, have teachers teach not act as the gender police. “Nothing should ever prohibit the child-parent relationship nor dictate policies that are politically motivated,” he told the Blade.

“Had I not had a single supportive adult in my life, I never would have been able to find the strength to come out to my family, or to teach them what I had learned about who I am on my own,” said Kai, a Northern California-area LGBTQ+ youth. “Please don’t let another child endure the consequences of that support system being taken away due to forced outing policies. That’s why I support AB 1955.”

Equality California’s Executive Director Tony Hoang noted in response to the introduction of AB 1955:

“Across the country and here in California, LGBTQ+ young people are under attack from extremist politicians and school boards seeking to ban books, terrorize teachers, and make transgender youth afraid to be themselves at school. 

This critical legislation will provide resources for parents and families of LGBTQ+ students to support them as they have conversations on their own terms, protect LGBTQ+ students from isolation and bullying, and provide critical safeguards to prevent retaliation against teachers and school staff who foster a safe and supportive school environment for all students. 

Forced outing policies remove opportunities for LGBTQ+ students to build trust and seek out resources that best fit their coming out experience. LGBTQ+ youth and their families deserve to have these conversations at home and in a way that makes sure that students are safe and supported.”

“Under California law, schools are required to support and affirm LGBTQ+ students, which includes addressing students by the name and pronouns that match their identity and respecting their decisions about coming out,” said Becca Cramer-Mowder, legislative advocate at ACLU California Action. “By targeting transgender and nonbinary youth, forced outing policies violate state and federal anti-discrimination and privacy laws. The SAFETY Act strengthens existing protections that ensure that all California students are safe and treated fairly at school.”

Sen. Eggman, who cosponsored AB 1955, echoed Assemblymember Ward in a late afternoon phone call with the Blade Tuesday: “We need to take our time see what works best cooling down the forced outing momentum. The average parent just wants to have their kids safe. Our goal is not parental rights fight, schools should not be getting in between parents and kids- the goal is getting support so that all kids are safe.”

In a separate statement Eggman said:

“School campuses should be safe places for students to learn and grow as their authentic selves. The SAFETY Act is a critical piece of legislation that seeks to protect everyone on school campuses, especially LGBTQ+ students. When and how a person comes out is a conversation that should be reserved for a student and a parent, not arbitrarily forced on unsuspecting youth by a school administration.”

“Educating children works best with engaged parents and caring teachers working together to create a safe space for all children to learn,” said parent, former teacher, and Our Schools USA co-founder Kristi Hirst. “Forced outing policies harm children, condemn taxpayer dollars to be wasted on attorneys, and do nothing to improve public education in our state or across the country.”

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A new study doesn’t show trans surgery “increases suicide”

A new study made the rounds claiming that transgender surgeries increase suicide. A fact check shows this assertion is egregiously false

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By Erin Reed | WASHINGTON – This weekend, multiple accounts and news stories were posted in far-right outlets claiming that a new study showed that “transgender surgeries dramatically increase the risk of suicide.”

The claim, based on a study published in a pseudoscience journal, as determined by Media Bias/Fact Check, was then amplified by leading anti-trans accounts on the Twitter platform, including Elon Musk himself. Upon further review, the article appears to have made critical errors that were quickly caught by expert researchers in the science of transgender care, including an egregious error in which the wrong control group was selected for the study.

The study, titled “Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm following Gender-Affirmation Surgery,” was published in the journal Cureus in April but was only recently discovered by anti-trans influencers. Importantly, Cureus is a journal known for pseudoscience and disinformation. A Media Bias/Fact Check review determined that the journal “may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence.”

The science journal watchdog organization Retraction Watch found that the journal “has retracted 56 papers” just two years after its inception. The journal is known for a poor-quality peer review process, and its motto is “peer review, not peer rejection.” Collectively, this increases the risk of major errors in publications from the journal.

The article looked at data from adults who had gender-affirming surgery and an emergency visit, comparing them with cisgender adults who had emergency visits. The study found that 3.5% of transgender adults who had surgery went to the emergency room for a suicide attempt, compared with 0.3% of cisgender controls.

The study concluded that those with gender-affirming surgery had a 12 times higher risk of suicide attempts than patients with no history of gender-affirming surgery. That number was then posted on social media and pasted into headlines proclaiming that gender-affirming surgery increases suicide rates.

Researchers into trans healthcare quickly noted a glaring error: the authors compared transgender people who have had surgery with cisgender people to determine that gender-affirming surgery raises suicide risks. To accurately assess whether transgender surgeries increase suicide risk, the correct control group would be transgender people who did not have surgery or, even more accurately, those who were denied surgery. It would be like judging the effectiveness of a new teaching method by comparing college students using the new method to those who never went to college, rather than to college students using the old method.

In fact, the study’s conclusions take on an entirely different light when considering what current research says about transgender suicide attempt rates. The Williams Institute released a study showing that 42% of transgender adults report having attempted suicide over their lifetimes.

The Journal of Interpersonal Violence put that number at 40%. A meta-analysis published in the Annals of General Psychiatry, which looked at 65 studies, found that the lifetime suicide attempt rate for transgender people is likely around 29%.

Even if one uses the lowest number from these studies, it is clear that transgender people who have had gender reassignment surgery actually have a 10 times lower rate of suicide attempts in this study. Of course, no causal claim can be made either way using this study because the study declined to include such a control group. If they had, one could expect very different headlines to emerge.

The comparison of transgender people who have had surgery with cisgender people rather than other transgender people is a relatively common mistake used to make incorrect claims about the effectiveness of transgender care.

Anti-transgender activists and politicians often cite, for instance, “the Swedish study” and incorrectly claim that it shows transgender care is ineffective, leading to a 19 times higher suicide rate. The study they cite, published in the journal PLOS One, used a similar control group of cisgender people. In that case, the control group selection was purposeful, used to evaluate health risks of transgender people compared to cisgender people. The author had to correct those misusing its findings, stating, “People who misuse the study always omit the fact that the study clearly states that it is not an evaluation of gender dysphoria treatment. If we look at the literature, we find that “several recent studies conclude that WPATH Standards of Care compliant treatment decreases gender dysphoria and improves mental health.”

Indeed, many studies show that transgender care saves lives and decreases suicidality. One study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery found that gender-affirming surgery “improved mental health outcomes” and “significantly reduced suicidal ideation.”

Another study in JAMA Surgery determined that suicidal ideation was lower among transgender people who had gender-affirming surgery compared to those who did not. They also found that “respondents who underwent all desired gender-affirming surgeries had significantly lower odds of past-year suicide attempts.”

Importantly, this study used the correct control group: transgender people who did not have all of their desired gender-affirming surgeries. A Cornell University review of gender affirming care looked at over 50 papers and determined that “gender transition is effective in treating gender dysphoria and can significantly improve the well-being of transgender individuals.”

Despite this, many anti-trans influencers and far-right media outlets amplified the incorrect claim that transgender surgery increases suicides. The Babylon Bee posted, “Risk of suicide increases 12x after ‘gender-affirming’ surgery … is anyone surprised?” Elon Musk then amplified the article, saying, “extremely concerning.” The post was viewed over 26 million times.

Anti-trans accounts such as Seth DillonChad Felix GreeneJonathan Kay, and Katy Faust also amplified the incorrect claim. Jordan Peterson used the study to claim that doctors were “butchers.” Far-right conservative media such as The Daily Wire and Breitbart made similar incorrect claims of increased suicide rates.

Disinformation around transgender care is easily weaponized by politicians relying on social media to justify their political decision-making processes. None of the posts about the study received any community notes on the Twitter platform, despite many being submitted to correct the error.

This is a serious failing of the Community Notes feature, which is supposed to correct misinformation. As a result, incorrect information about transgender care has been allowed to spread with little pushback, reaching tens of millions of people. Fact-checkers and those who run platforms should better protect their platforms against this kind of egregious disinformation.

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Erin Reed is a transgender woman (she/her pronouns) and researcher who tracks anti-LGBTQ+ legislation around the world and helps people become better advocates for their queer family, friends, colleagues, and community. Reed also is a social media consultant and public speaker.

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The preceding article was first published at Erin In The Morning and is republished with permission.

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HRC invests $15 million in six battleground states

“Trump has promised to not just undo all the progress made by the Biden-Harris administration; but to erase LGTBQ+ people from federal law”

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Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign will target a record-high 75 million pro-LGBTQ voters nationwide with a public education and mobilization campaign ahead of the 2024 elections, which includes a $15 million investment in six key battleground states, the group announced on Monday.

The initiative will focus on voters in states like Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Nevada with “hired staff, field efforts, events, paid advertising, mobilization, and grassroots engagement,” HRC wrote in a press release announcing the campaign, which is titled “We Show Up: Equality Wins.”

HRC defines Equality Voters as constituents who are “united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality, and are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate.”

Among those who would vote for third-party candidates if the election were held today — 22 percent, or 16.5 million people — survey results show half would support President Joe Biden if they reach the understanding that their third-party vote would support Donald Trump’s bid for the White House.

Along with re-electing Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, HRC’s campaign will work “to defeat escalating anti-trans attacks” and “electing historic LGBTQ+ and pro-equality candidates down-the-ballot,” the group wrote.

HRC will support LGBTQ candidates in California, Texas, New York, and Delaware with the aim of helping to elect a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

“Trump and his MAGA allies are promising a hate-filled agenda that hurts everyone who doesn’t look and live like them,” HRC President Kelley Robinson said. “They think they can bully and scare us and take away our fundamental freedoms. But the LGBTQ+ community has won these hard fights before — and we refuse to go back.”

HRC noted “Trump has promised to not just undo all the progress made by the Biden-Harris administration; but to erase LGTBQ+ people from federal law, further dismantle access to health care for transgender people, and dictate curriculum for school children.” 

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Influential lesbian political couple killed in San Diego car crash

Moore and Wood were married in a ceremony at Oakland’s Lake Merritt a month prior to same-sex marriage being legalized in California

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Oakland political leader Peggy Moore, left, and her wife, Hope Wood, were killed Friday night in a vehicle collision in Southern California. (Photo: Moore/Facebook)

By Cynthia Laird, News Editor | SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Oakland political leader Peggy Moore and her wife, Hope Wood, died late Friday night, May 10, following a head-on collision on State Route 76 in unincorporated San Diego County. The news brought a flood of tributes on social media, as friends and colleagues remembered the couple.

According to multiple media reports, Moore and Wood were passengers in a Jeep Gladiator that was traveling westbound on the highway at 11:17 p.m. when a Chrysler 300 that was driving east swerved into the westbound lanes, striking the Jeep.

In addition to Moore and Wood, the driver of the Jeep was killed as was the driver of the Chrysler, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. A third car, a Toyota Camry, which was behind the Jeep, was involved in a minor side-swipe, according to the reports. It is not known why the Chrysler veered into oncoming traffic.

Moore, 60, had long been involved in Oakland politics. She managed the successful 2014 mayoral campaign for Libby Schaaf and served as a senior adviser to her. In 2016, she unsuccessfully ran for the at-large seat on the Oakland City Council, facing lesbian incumbent Rebecca Kaplan. Moore also worked as an organizer for Barack Obama’s winning 2008 presidential campaign.

In a phone interview with the Bay Area Reporter Monday, Schaaf said that she was devastated by the loss of Moore and Wood. During her 2014 mayoral campaign, Schaaf said that she and Moore “spent all day, every day together for a year.”

“She molded me into the mayor I became — in the most beautiful ways our democracy needs more of,” Schaaf said. “She was centered in love.”

Schaaf said that she hosted a gathering at her home Saturday evening with her former campaign and City Hall staffers. “I was so shocked. I wanted to create a space to celebrate her and Hope,” she said. “It’s a devastating loss for me personally and for democracy.”

Schaaf added that Moore was the only member of her campaign team to come to work for her in City Hall as a senior adviser. Moore stayed until she launched her own City Council campaign, and then Schaaf said that she came back to City Hall for the last few months of Schaaf’s tenure. (Schaaf had been reelected in 2018 and left office in January 2023. She is currently running for state treasurer in 2026.)

Schaaf said that recently, Moore and Wood had been mostly living in Orange County to be closer to Wood’s family. Moore maintained an apartment in Oakland, Schaaf said. Moore had also been spending time with her family in Oklahoma City, which is where she celebrated her 60th birthday.

“I was on a Zoom call with her days ago,” Schaaf said.

Kaplan stated that Moore was a “dedicated community leader.”

“May her memory be a blessing,” she wrote in a text message. “Her death is a shock and a great loss.”

Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) knew both women.

“I’m heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood,” Lee wrote on X. “Peggy was a friend, an activist, and one of the best organizers I knew. Her passion and fight for justice and equality is what brought her and Hope together.

“Together they organized, changed hearts and minds, and helped to create a world where who you love doesn’t limit your freedoms,” she added. “Both Peggy and Hope made an impact on our community, on our city, on our state, and on our nation that will be felt for generations to come.”

“It is always tragic to lose a loved one, but the loss of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood is not just a personal loss to me, but a huge loss for our community. The dynamic duo have always fought to ensure there was representation and equity in every arena they worked within. We mourn the loss and appreciate their legacy, because their work will live on in the lives that they touched,” Shay Franco-Clausen, Political Director Equality California, said in a statement.

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In 2019, Moore and Wood, 48, started Hope Action Change Consulting. On the site, they wrote that they fell in love while working on the 2008 Obama campaign.

“As women of color, we are experts at the dance of values in the workplace,” they wrote on the site. “We have lived outside the main streets of society in the intersections of our gender and our race, and we have learned to navigate a path through many streets where we have not been welcome. Despite the difficulties of this journey, we are full of optimism for where our path leads.”

Moore and Wood were married in a ceremony at Oakland’s Lake Merritt on July 29, 2013. It was a month prior that same-sex marriage returned to being legalized in California after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an appeals court decision that Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban passed by voters in 2008, was unconstitutional.

On Facebook, friends remembered the couple.

“We want you to know how much we loved you both,” Brendalynn Goodall, a member of the Alameda County Democratic County Central Committee, and her wife, Nancy Hinds, wrote. “The news of your passing has left us feeling shocked, numb, and incredibly sad. It’s hard to believe you are no longer here. You were more than just friends — you were family.

“We shared so many unforgettable memories and experiences together — from life’s ups and downs to discussions about politics, community, family, relationships, careers, and even our beloved pets,” added Goodall. “We were always there for each other, through thick and thin.”

Longtime DJ Page Hodel was also stunned by the news. “I am still doubled over … literally speechless over hearing the news of the tragic passing of our beloved Peggy Moore and her wife Hope Wood,” she wrote on Facebook.

Moore is also remembered for co-founding Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride, which took place in Oakland beginning in the early 2000s. Kaplan mentioned it as one of Moore’s accomplishments. For a decade, it brought the East Bay’s diverse queer women’s community together in celebration during the last weekend of August. Up to 2,000 queer women attended the event at its peak, Moore told the B.A.R. in 2011, the last year of the march.

The event had started as the East Bay’s version of the dyke march held in San Francisco and took place in conjunction with the old East Bay Pride. When that event stopped in 2003, Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride stepped up, so to speak, to make sure there was a queer presence in the East Bay.

The new Oakland Pride started in 2010. Last year, a combined Oakland Pride and Pridefest parade and festival were held in early September.

Wood was a former teaching fellow for Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership Organizing, Action: Leading Change course and a UCLA teacher education program alumna, according to the couple’s consulting website. She had devoted more than two decades of her life to organizing across California and the United States.

Moore and Wood’s friend Lisbet Tellefsen organized an impromptu memorial Sunday, May 12, at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater where Moore and Wood were married. Schaaf said that she attended.

“There were lots of [people wearing] Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride and Moore for City Council T-shirts,” Schaaf said.

“She was an amazing leader for the LGBTQ+ community,” Schaaf added. “She brought her full self to everything she did.”

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The preceding article was previously published by the Bay Area Reporter and is republished with permission.

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U.S. Rep. Young Kim’s support from far-right extremist Jack Hibbs

Hibbs, a Christian nationalist pastor, podcaster, & commentator has appeared on right-wing outlets like Newsmax, Fox News, & Charlie Kirk

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Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) has spent years cultivating support from far-right extremist and pastor Jack Hibbs. (Photo montage: Media Matters)

By Eric Hananoki CHINO HILLS, Calif. – Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) has spent years cultivating support from far-right extremist and pastor Jack Hibbs, who has repeatedly told followers to vote for her and hosted Kim at his California church to call for “her sweet and glorious victory.”

Those interactions also include Kim telling him that he’s done an “awesome job shepherding, guiding our congregation” and praising Hibbs on the day he delivered a sermon attacking LGBTQ pride. 

Hibbs is a Christian nationalist pastor, podcaster, and commentator who has appeared on right-wing outlets like Newsmax, Fox News, and Charlie Kirk’s program. He also has a lengthy record of toxic commentary, which became a source of controversy earlier this year when House Speaker Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) invited him to serve as the House of Representatives’ guest chaplain.

Hibbs has criticized in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a process where people “throw away 500 children” to get one child. He said that Jewish people need to abandon their religion. He’s told his congregation that “violent” LGBTQ people will go door-to-door and threaten “to sodomize people who disagree with them.” And he’s advised his followers that their Muslim neighbors are going to turn on them “very soon” and side with terrorists.

Hibbs has a long history of bigoted and far-right rhetoric

IVF: Hibbs is staunchly anti-abortion and has also criticized in vitro fertilization. During a 2013 sermon, he said

HIBBS: The Bible says that God opens and closes the womb according to his will. There are people who can’t get pregnant, and they get pregnant through artificial insemination. I would never judge that. And I don’t have an up vote or a down vote on it. I leave that in the hands of God. OK?  […]

For me personally, my conviction is it does concern me about the disposing of a fertilized egg. For this, my reasons are purely theological. I understand the scientific part of it. That’s a done deal. It was life before it was fertilized. So the issue becomes to get one child, do we throw away 500 children? See our culture says, who cares? It’s just nothing. I understand that, but you can’t tell that to a scientist. A scientist will tell you that little nothing you just threw in the trash can is just as technically advanced and powerful and meaningful as if it lived to be 99 years old on the scientific level.

You see, it becomes an ethical, moral issue, doesn’t it? So you have to be [INAUDIBLE] in your own heart and your own mind, and just leave it at that. It’s a tough thing to answer. Be personally convinced, and let the Lord lead you in that.

Jewish people: Hibbs stated that people must look past “the sins of the Jew and give them the hope of Jesus” and claimed that “true Jews” are those who don’t “get bogged down in Judaism, which … cannot save you.”

LGBTQ people: After the Supreme Court approved marriage equality, Hibbs told his congregation in a 2015 sermon: “God is telling us, ‘Jack, church, don’t put your hope in man, you’ll be disappointed. Hope in me because it’s going to be like it was in the days of Lot. Violent homosexuality, knocking on doors, threatening to sodomize people who disagree with them.’” 

In September 2019, Hibbs said of people “who practice homosexuality”: “The Bible says it is destructive against nature. It destroys your body and it ruins your psyche, and it ravages your soul. I have all the Scriptures here to back that up.”

He has also stated that “transgenderism is actually a sexually perverted cult” and claimed transgender people are evidence of the “last days.” He supports dangerous and discredited conversion therapy as he issued guidance telling people how they can supposedly change their sexual orientation.

Muslims: Hibbs has warned his congregation about the alleged danger of Muslims by invoking the ISIS caliphatetelling them during a 2015 sermon: “If your friends are devout Muslims, they have a horrific day of reckoning coming very soon for them. They are going to have to choose between the caliphate and being a nice neighbor to you. Think of that. They have no choice one way or the other. I’d like to side with Patrick Henry. Give me liberty or give me death.” 

In a 2007 sermon about “The Rise of Islam,” he falsely said: “Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist has been a Muslim.” Speaking on Charlie Kirk’s radio show last year, Hibbs said of Islam: “It is violent, it is deadly, it’s a death cult.” 

Hibbs’ church also released a companion guide that unabashedly portrays Muslims as a threat to the country, including stating: “Muslims are mandated to expand where ever they are. They must convert you and or your children. And they must kill those who do not convert.” 

An excerpt from an anti-Muslim guide from Jack Hibbs’ church.

Kim has had a years-long history with Hibbs

Kim, a former member of California’s State Assembly who currently represents the state’s 40th Congressional District, has spent years relying on the support of Hibbs. 

On February 23, 2020, she appeared with Hibbs at his church, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, during her second campaign for California’s 39th Congressional District. A broadcast posted to the church’s Facebook page identified Kim as a “congressional candidate” (Hibbs is currently under criticism for using his church for electioneering). 

Hibbs began: “On the local ballot for us here, we’re going to bring out three candidates who we support, we pray for, and we want to honor for their commitment. The first is no stranger to us. She’s not only been here before, but she’ll attend service from time to time. She’s running for the 39th District, which we need her to win this time. I think she won last time, personally. That was up against Gil Cisneros. I’m talking about Young Kim.” 

While on stage, Kim thanked Hibbs for talking about the election, stating: “Pastor Jack, you’re doing an awesome job shepherding, guiding our congregation to really understand why it is so important to find out who the candidates are with biblical values so we don’t have the legislation, the sex education that is passing while we were sleeping.” 

She then told the congregation that “we need to elect elected leaders who share our Christian biblical values.” 

After Kim spoke, Hibbs said: “We love her. We thank you for her, and God, we pray that come election night that there would be no angel or demon able to tamper with the results. That Lord, you would bring her sweet and glorious victory.” 

Kim has repeatedly praised Hibbs online. After that February 2020 endorsement, she shared photos of her appearance with Hibbs and wrote: “Had a blessed Sunday visiting Calvary Chapel Chino Hills and Agape Church OC in Yorba Linda. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my testimony. I am so grateful and encouraged by your prayers!” 

She also wrote in August 2018: “Great to meet with Pastor Jack Hibbs … Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement, and all you do for our community!” 

And on June 5, 2022, she praised Hibbs for delivering a sermon, stating: “Great to hear Pastor Jack’s sermon and see friends this morning at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. Thanks for the warm reception!” 

While Kim did not specify the content of the sermon, or what she heard, that June 5 sermon had criticism of Pride Month, with Hibbs stating

HIBBS: Some people are saying that it’s Pride Month. And so I had a thought about that. Look, it’s a free country. Our Constitution protects everyone’s views and stuff like that. You know? It’s a free country. That’s their, that’s — they said it’s their month.

And then I thought, you know what? We ought to start — by the way, I’m joking. But could you imagine? Let’s start a Christian pride month. Now, what what no. Don’t clap. Don’t clap. That’s not good.

Where do you go to church? You should not clap at that. Christian and pride should never come together. Right? That’s important. Of all the sins listed in the Scriptures, the sin of pride is the original, the Bible says.

In addition to endorsing Kim at his church, Hibbs has frequently praised her online:

  • He wrote in August 2018: “VOTE PRO-LIFE. I had a great sit down with YOUNG KIM. We discussed issues our biblical worldview and prayed together.” 
  • He wrote in February 2020 that he “just voted for Young Kim” and posted a picture of a Kim campaign sign. He stated a few days later: “If you attend Calvary Chapel Chino Hills then you most likely live (as I do) in the 39th. District and If you do then I am asking you to support and vote for Young Kim. SHE HAS 100% OF MY SUPPORT – – VOTE YOUNG KIM in the 39th.” 
  • He wrote in April 2020 regarding a coronavirus op-ed she penned for right-wing outlet The Epoch Times: “A BIG THANK YOU from our very own Young Kim. And if you her Op-Ed, remember to vote for her this coming November (if we have elections).” 
  • He wrote in January 2021 regarding Kim’s support for anti-abortion legislation: “We are so proud of our very own congresswoman Young Kim. God bless you Young keep up the fight we’ve got your back.” 

Additionally, Hibbs invited his followers to a 2018 “Meet and Greet with Young Kim, Candidate for the 39th Congressional District,” adding, “I want to encourage you to pray and vote Young Kim on Tuesday.” He also donated to Kim’s campaign in 2020. 

In a post in February, Hibbs again endorsed Kim for Congress.

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The preceding article & research study was previously published by Media Matters for America and is republished with permission.

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American Academy of Pediatrics responds to Cass, reject bans

In recent weeks, the Cass Review has been used to argue for bans on trans care. The American Academy of Pediatrics rejecting such arguments

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UK Pediatrician Dr. Hilary Cass. (Screenshot/YouTube The Times and The Sunday Times)

By Erin Reed | WASHINGTON – Over the past few weeks, Dr. Hillary Cass has begun giving interviews in the United States to defend her report targeting transgender care. The Cass Review has faced criticism for its alleged anti-trans political ties, biased findings, promotion of conversion therapists, and poor treatment of evidence regarding transgender care.

In an interview with NPR, Dr. Cass claimed that transgender individuals’ care should be judged by their “employment,” rather than their satisfaction with the care received. Later, during an interview with The New York Times, Cass misleadingly stated that she had not been contacted by any lawmakers or U.S. health bodies, despite having met with political appointees of Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss banning trans care before her report was published.

In response, both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Endocrine Society have categorically rejected the review as a justification for bans on care and have challenged many of its alleged findings.

In a statement released by the Endocrine Society, they reiterated that they stand by their guidelines around the provision of gender affirming care for transgender youth: “We stand firm in our support of gender-affirming care. Transgender and gender-diverse people deserve access to needed and often life-saving medical care. NHS England’s recent report, the Cass Review, does not contain any new research that would contradict the recommendations made in our Clinical Practice Guideline on gender-affirming care… Medical evidence, not politics, should inform treatment decisions.”

The Endocrine Society defended its guidelines, highlighting that they cite over 260 research studies to support their recommendations on transgender care. Moreover, the guidelines were developed with input from more than 18,000 members who had the opportunity to comment.

This process is notably more transparent than the Cass Review, whose advisory members have been kept secret. Investigations have revealed that several members are part of an anti-trans lobbying organization, SEGM, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has described as “the hub” of an “anti-LGBTQ pseudoscience network.”

“Although the scientific landscape has not changed significantly, misinformation about gender-affirming care is being politicized. In the United States, 24 states have enacted laws or policies barring adolescents’ access to gender-affirming care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In seven states, the policies also include provisions that would prevent at least some adults over age 18 from accessing gender-affirming care,” the Endocrine Society Letter reads, “Transgender and gender-diverse teenagers, their parents, and physicians should be able to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Banning evidence-based medical care based on misinformation takes away the ability of parents and patients to make informed decisions..”

You can see the Endocrine Society’s release here:

Endocrine Society response to Cass Review.

Similar sentiments were shared by Dr. Ben Hoffman, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who responded to the Cass Review, “What we’re seeing more and more is that the politically infused public discourse is getting this wrong and it’s impacting the way that doctors care for their patients. Physicians must be able to practice medicine that is informed by their medical education, training, experience, and the available evidence, freely and without the threat of punishment. Instead, state legislatures have passed bills to ban and restrict gender-affirming care, which means that right now, for far too many families, their zip code determines their ability to seek the health care they need. Politicians have inserted themselves into the exam room, and this is dangerous for both physicians and for families.”

Transgender care saves lives. A Cornell review of more than 51 studies determined that trans care significantly improves the mental health of transgender people. One major study even noted a 73% lower suicidality among trans youth who began care.

In a recent article published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in April of 2024, puberty blockers were found to significantly reduce depression and anxiety. In Germany, a recent review by over 27 medical organizations has judged that “not providing treatment can do harm” to transgender youth.

The evidence around transgender care led to a historic policy resolution condemning bans on gender affirming care by the American Psychological Association, the largest psychological association in the world, which was voted on by representatives of its 157,000 members.

Interestingly, Cass herself advocated against care bans in her most recent New York Times interview released today, where she stated, “There are young people who absolutely benefit from a medical pathway, and we need to make sure that those young people have access,” although she added a caveat that those young people should be forced to consent to research in order to access care, leaving many to question the ethics of such an approach.

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Regardless of Cass’s statements, her review is being used to justify bans in the United States and worldwide. In the United Kingdom, her report has led to bans on puberty blockers in England and even inquiries into adult care.

In the United States, Senators in South Carolina used it to pass a total care ban for trans youth in the state. Now, major medical organizations have responded firmly against the idea that evidence around gender affirming care is weak, challenging states who use such misleading claims to ban transgender care as practicing politics, not medicine.

You can find the statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Endocrine Society here:

Endocrine Society Cass Statement:

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Erin Reed is a transgender woman (she/her pronouns) and researcher who tracks anti-LGBTQ+ legislation around the world and helps people become better advocates for their queer family, friends, colleagues, and community. Reed also is a social media consultant and public speaker.

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The preceding article was first published at Erin In The Morning and is republished with permission.

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Trump vows to reverse trans student protections ‘on day one’

The new rules prohibit schools from barring trans students from using bathrooms or pronouns that correspond with their gender identities

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Former President Donald Trump appearing in a New York courtroom Friday for the fourth week of his criminal hush money trial. (Screenshot/YouTube NBC News)

NEW YORK – During a call-in interview Friday on a Philadelphia-based right-wing conservative talk radio show, former President Donald Trump said he would roll back transgender student protections enacted last month by the U.S. Department of Education “on day one,” if he’s reelected.

Reacting to a question by hosts Nick Kayal and Dawn Stensland, Trump said: “We’re gonna end it on day one. Don’t forget, that was done as an order from the president. That came down as an executive order. And we’re gonna change it — on day one it’s gonna be changed.”

“Tell your people not to worry about it,” Trump he added referring to the new Title IX rule. “It’ll be signed on day one. It’ll be terminated.”

In a campaign video released on his Truth Social account in February 2023, in a nearly four-minute-long straight-to-camera video, the former president vowed  “protect children from left-wing gender insanity,” some policies he outlined included a federal law that recognizes only two genders and bars transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams. He also promised that he would punish doctors who provide gender-affirming health care to minors.

Trump also falsely claimed that being transgender is a concept that the “radical left” manufactured “just a few years ago.” He also said “No serious country should be telling its children that they were born with the wrong gender. Under my leadership, this madness will end,” he added.

At least 22 Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration over its new rules to protect LGBTQ+ students from discrimination in federally funded schools, NBC News Out reported this week.

The lawsuits follow the U.S. Education Department’s expansion of Title IX federal civil rights rules last month, which will now include anti-discrimination protections for students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Among other provisions, the new rules would prohibit schools from barring transgender students from using bathrooms, changing facilities and pronouns that correspond with their gender identities.

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Newsom releases revised budget, cuts spending, state vacancies

The budget proposal — covering two years — cuts spending, makes government leaner, & preserves core services without new taxes

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom releases the revised state budget on May 10, 2024. (Photo Credit: Office of the Governor)

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released a May Revision proposal for the 2024-25 fiscal year that ensures the budget is balanced over the next two fiscal years by tightening the state’s belt and stabilizing spending following the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic, all while preserving key ongoing investments. 

Under the Governor’s proposal, the state is projected to achieve a positive operating reserve balance not only in this budget year but also in the next. This “budget year, plus one” proposal is designed to bring longer-term stability to state finances without delay and create an operating surplus in the 2025-26 budget year.

In the years leading up to this May Revision, the Newsom Administration recognized the threats of an uncertain stock market and federal tax deadline delays – setting aside $38 billion in reserves that could be utilized for shortfalls. That has put California in a strong position to maintain fiscal stability.

“Even when revenues were booming, we were preparing for possible downturns by investing in reserves and paying down debts – that’s put us in a position to close budget gaps while protecting core services that Californians depend on. Without raising taxes on Californians, we’re delivering a balanced budget over two years that continues the progress we’ve fought so hard to achieve, from getting folks off the streets to addressing the climate crisis to keeping our communities safe,” Newsom told an audience of reporters and officials.

Key Takeaways:

A BALANCED BUDGET OVER TWO YEARS. 

The Governor is solving two years of budget problems in a single budget, tightening the state’s belt to get the budget back to normal after the tumultuous years of the COVID-19 pandemic. By addressing the shortfall for this budget year — and next year — the Governor is eliminating the 2024-25 deficit and eliminating a projected deficit for the 2025-26 budget year that is $27.6 billion (after taking an early budget action) and $28.4 billion respectively.

CUTTING SPENDING, MAKING GOVERNMENT LEANER. 

Governor Newsom’s revised balanced state budget cuts one-time spending by $19.1 billion and ongoing spending by $13.7 billion through 2025-26. This includes a nearly 8% cut to state operations and a targeted elimination of 10,000 unfilled state positions, improving government efficiency and reducing non-essential spending — without raising taxes on individuals or proposing state worker furloughs. The budget makes California government more efficient, leaner, and modern — saving costs by streamlining procurement, cutting bureaucratic red tape, and reducing redundancies.

PRESERVING CORE SERVICES & SAFETY NETS. 

The budget maintains service levels for many key housing, food, health care, and other assistance programs that Californians rely on while addressing the deficit by pausing the expansion of certain programs and decreasing numerous recent one-time and ongoing investments.

NO NEW TAXES & MORE RAINY DAY SAVINGS. 

Governor Newsom is balancing the budget by getting state spending under control — cutting costs, not proposing new taxes on hardworking Californians and small businesses — and reducing the reliance on the state’s “Rainy Day” reserves this year.

According to a statement from the governor’s office, California’s budget shortfall is rooted in two separate but related developments over the past two years.

  • First, the state’s revenue, heavily reliant on personal income taxes including capital gains, surged in 2021 due to a robust stock market but plummeted in 2022 following a market downturn. While the market bounced back by late 2023, the state continued to collect less tax revenue than projected in part due to something called “capital loss carryover,” which allows losses from previous years to reduce how much an individual is taxed.
  • Second, the IRS extended the tax filing deadline for most California taxpayers in 2023 following severe winter storms, delaying the revelation of reduced tax receipts. When these receipts were able to eventually be processed, they were 22% below expectations. Without the filing delay, the revenue drop would have been incorporated into last year’s budget and the shortfall this year would be significantly smaller. 

The governor maintains that with his revised balanced budget, it sets the state up for continued economic success. California’s economy remains the 5th largest economy in the world and for the first time in years, the state’s population is increasing and tourism spending recently experienced a record high. California is #1 in the nation for new business starts, #1 for access to venture capital funding, and the #1 state for manufacturinghigh-tech, and agriculture.

Additional details on the May Revise proposal can be found in this fact sheet and at www.ebudget.ca.gov.

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