NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014
Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results.
With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7. Democrat Kevin McCarty leads that race with 33% of the vote (5,958 votes), followed by fellow Democrat Steve Cohn at 27.3%, Republican Ralph Merletti at 16.3%, Johannessen at 14.8% and Republican Oliver Ponce at 8.6%.
In the District 1 supervisor’s race in Yolo County, incumbent Oscar Villegas holds a 59.8% to 40.2% lead. (Editor’s note: the county’s website contains conflicting information about how many precincts have been reported, but it looks like most votes are counted in this race: Villegas leads 1,708 to 1,149.)
Both Alcala and Villegas are Democrats.
With 26.6% of votes counted, Janene Beronio has a strong lead in the race for county judge, with 52.7% of the vote. Her nearest competitor at the moment is John P. Brennan, with 17.2%.
With the same number of votes counted, the race for Yolo County Superintendent of Schools is yet very close: Jesse Ortiz has 51% of the vote so far, and Sam Neustadt has 49%.
Freddie Oakley is so far fending off a challenge to her job as Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor, with 67.2% of the vote to David Schwenger’s 32.8% (26.6% of votes counted).
In Yolo County’s District 1 (most of West Sacramento, plus Clarksburg) voter turnout is listed as 3,061 out of 20,091 voters, or 15.2%.
Updates will follow tonight or tomorrow morning.
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