Primary Election Results Include Wins and Losses for Building Trades

June 6, 2012 - Focus Shifts to Crucial November Contests.  The Building Trades scored some important wins, and also some disappointing losses, in this week’s primary election. We cannot afford to either bask in our victories or dwell on our defeats, because the November election, now looming just five months away, will feature ballot measures and races for office that will be of paramount importance to our future.

Legislative candidates endorsed by the Building Trades did quite well. Of 14 SBCTC-backed Senate candidates, three were elected outright, nine finished first or second and advanced to a November runoff, and only two were beaten. Of the 49 Assembly candidates we endorsed, four won outright, 44 reached the runoff, and only one was defeated. (Details below.)

There was also positive news on the school bond front, as 23 of 34 local school district bond measures won approval. The approved bonds have a combined value of $1.93 billion to finance school construction and repair. Additionally, nine of 13 school district parcel tax measures were approved. (Details below).

There was one very disappointing result, in the City of San Diego, where voters approved Proposition A, to ban project labor agreements on city projects. Under the terms of SB 922 and SB 829, that vote will cost San Diego hundreds of millions of dollars in state construction money.

Now the primary campaign is over and we look ahead to November. Among other things, we will be supporting good pro-worker candidates, fighting for Governor Jerry Brown’s tax measure, and against the corporate-backed effort to silence the voices of union workers in election campaigns. We will be sending you much information about these measures and candidates in the weeks and months ahead.  

SBCTC Endorsed Candidates Results

SENATE
Winning Election (no opponents)
Lois Wolk SD 3
Loni Hancock SD 9
Ricardo Lara SD 33

Advancing to the General Election
Cathleen Galgiani SD 5
Mark DeSaulnier SD 7
Mark Leno SD 11
Jerry Hill SD 13
Bill Monning SD 17
Carol Liu SD 25
Fran Pavley SD 27
Marty Block 39

Not Advancing to General Election
Jason Hodge SD 19
Steven Clute SD 31

ASSEMBLY
Winning Election (no opponents)
Susan Bonilla AD 14
Nancy Skinner AD 15
Henry Perea AD 31
Isadore Hall AD 64

Advancing to General Election
Wesley Chesbro AD 2
Mariko Yamada AD 4
Roger Dickinson AD 7
Ken Cooley AD 8
Richard Pan AD 9
Michael Allen AD 10
Jim Frazier AD 11
Susan Talamantes Eggman AD 13
Joan Buchanan AD 16
Tom Ammiano AD 17
Phil Ting AD 19
Bill Quirk AD 20
Adam Gray AD 21
Kevin Mullin AD 22
Richard Gordon AD 24
Bob Wiekowski AD 25
Nora Campos AD 27
Paul Fong
Mark Stone AD 29
Luis Alejo AD 30
Rudy Salas AD 32
Das Williams AD 37
Edward Headington AD 38
Richard Alarcon AD 39
Chris Holden AD 41
Brian Nestande AD 42
Mike Gatto AD 43
Bob Blumenfield AD 45
Joe Baca Jr. AD 47
Roger Hernandez AD 48
Edwin "Ed" Chau AD 49
Betsy Butler AD 50
Norma Torres AD 52
Speaker John Perez AD 53
Holly Mitchell AD 54
Manuel Perez AD 56
Reggie Jones-Sawyer AD 59
Jose Medina AD 61
Steven Bradford AD 62
Anthony Rendon AD 63
Al Muratsuchi AD 66
Bonnie Lowenthal AD 70
Toni Atkins AD 78
Ben Hueso AD 80

Not Advancing to General Election

Farrah Douglas AD 76

SCHOOL BOND MEASURES

All 55% Approval

Agency Name

County

Measure

Amount

Yes

No

Result

Reef-Sunset Unified School District

Kings

Measure A

$10.8m

82.7%

17.3%

PASS

Trinidad Union School District

Humboldt

Measure W

$2.2m

80.5%

19.5%

PASS

Sebastopol Union School District

Sonoma

Measure H

$9m

69.0%

31.0%

PASS

Mountain View Whisman School District

Santa Clara

Measure G

$198m

66.1%

33.9%

PASS

Cupertino Union School District

Santa Clara

Measure H

$220m

65.8%

34.2%

PASS

Clovis Unified School District

Fresno

Measure A

$298m

64.7%

35.3%

PASS

Milpitas Unified School District

Santa Clara

Measure E

$95m

64.5%

35.5%

PASS

Guerneville School District

Sonoma

Measure F

$6m

63.2%

36.8%

PASS

Charter Oak Unified School District

Los Angeles

Measure CO

$47m

62.5%

37.5%

PASS

Dublin Unified School District

Alameda

Measure E

$99m

61.9%

38.1%

PASS

Pollack Pines Elementary School District

El Dorado

Measure K

$9m

61.9%

38.1%

PASS

Val Verde Unified School District

Riverside

Measure L

$178m

61.8%

38.2%

PASS

Southern Trinity Joint Unified School District

Humboldt

Measure V

$2.3m

61.5%

38.5%

PASS

Wright School District

Sonoma

Measure I

$14m

61.0%

39.0%

PASS

Healdsburg Unified School District

Sonoma

Measure E

$35m

60.2%

39.8%

PASS

Lincoln Unified School District

San Joaquin

Measure A

$48.5m

59.1%

40.9%

PASS

West Valley-Mission Community College

Santa Clara

Measure C

$350m

58.7%

41.3%

PASS

Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School District

Los Angeles

Measure CK

$72m

58.5%

41.5%

PASS

Savanna Elementary School District

Orange

Measure G

$28.75m

58.5%

41.5%

PASS

Old Adobe Union School District

Sonoma

Measure G

$26m

56.1%

43.9%

PASS

Taft City School District

Kern

Measure C

$23.6m

55.4%

44.6%

PASS

Cabrillo Unified School District

San Mateo

Measure S

$81m

55.3%

44.7%

PASS

Buellton Union School District

Santa Barbara

Measure V2

$3.2m

55.2%

44.8%

PASS

Norris School District

Kern

Measure B

$149m

54.2%

45.8%

FAIL

Mountain Empire Unified School District

San Diego

Proposition

$30.8m

54.0%

46.0%

FAIL

Gridley Unified School District

Butte

Measure D

$2.5m

$53.9%

46.1%

FAIL

Antioch Unified School Facilities Improvements

Contra Costa

Measure J

$59.5m

53.5%

46.5%

FAIL

Gridley Unified School District

Butte

Measure C

$11m

51.7%

48.3%

FAIL

Jurupa Unified School District

Riverside

Measure M

$125m

51.7%

48.3%

FAIL

Sierra Unified School District

Fresno

Measure O

$5.4m

51.3%

48.7%

FAIL

Brea-Olinda Unified School District

Orange

Measure E

$54m

48.2%

51.8%

FAIL

Alpine Union School District

San Diego

Proposition

$12m

43.3%

56.7%

FAIL

Corcoran Unified School District

Kings

Measure V

$9m

42.5%

57.5%

FAIL

Biggs Unified School District

Butte

Measure B

$6m

42.0%

58.0%

FAIL

 

SCHOOL PARCEL TAXES

(2/3 Voter Approval)

Agency Name

County

Measure

Rate

Sunset

Yes

No

Result

Santa Cruz City Elementary School District

Santa Cruz

Measure J

$85/parcel

8 yrs

81.2%

18.8%

PASS

Santa Cruz City High School District

Santa Cruz

Measure I

$38/parcel

8 yrs

79.0%

21.0%

PASS

Scotts Valley Unified School District

Santa Cruz

Measure K

$48/parcel

3 yrs

76.0%

24.0%

PASS

Ross Valley School District

Marin

Measure A

$149/parcel

8 yrs

73.0%

27.0%

PASS

Peralta Community College District

Alameda

Measure B

$48/parcel

8 yrs

71.7%

28.3%

PASS

Hayward Unified School District

Alameda

Measure G

$58/parcel

5 yrs

70.2%

29.8%

PASS

Redwood City School District

San Mateo

Measure W

$67/parcel

5 yrs

69.0%

31.0%

PASS

Jefferson Union High School District

San Mateo

Measure Y

$48/parcel

4 yrs

67.2%

32.8%

PASS

Cotati/Rohnert Park Unified School District

Sonoma

Measure D

$89/parcel

5 yrs

66.9%

33.1%

PASS

Santa Barbara Elementary School District

Santa Barbara

Measure X2

$54/parcel

4 yrs

65.0%

35.0%

FAIL

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Contra Costa

Measure K

10.2cents/sf

5 yrs

64.6%

35.4%

FAIL

Santa Barbara High School District

Santa Barbara

Measure W

$54/parcel

4 yrs

64.3%

35.7%

FAIL

New Haven Unified School District

Alameda

Measure H

$180/parcel

4 yrs

62.3%

37.7%

FAIL

 

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