Primary Election Results

Primary Election Results

 

The California Bankers Association (CBA) is pleased to provide you with the following overview of the 2014 primary election summarizing key legislative, congressional and ballot races in California. We hope that you will find this document useful and please do not hesitate to distribute it within your institution. Currently, there are still tens of thousands of precinct, absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted, so the percentages and outcomes of races may change as the counting continues for several days. For further information about these or other races not covered in this report, or for updated live election results on races still pending, please visit the California Secretary of State’s website.

Statewide Propositions

Citizen initiatives are no longer considered on the primary ballot, and therefore, the only propositions on the primary ballot are those that are placed by the Legislature. There were no hot-button issues on yesterday’s ballot, but we have included the results for the two propositions – one relating to a general obligation bond for homeless veterans and another relating to the Open Records Act. Both measures passed by wide margins.

State Legislative Outcomes

This primary election marks the second time for the top-two primary system where the top-two vote-getters, regardless of party, move on to the November general election. Although campaigns are still trying to figure out the right formula for winning under these new rules, the most important outcome for candidates is not necessarily to come in first place, but to at least make it into the general election. There were several races where the choice in November will pit two candidates from the same political party against one another.

CBA was active in several races this primary season. There were 15 races we actively engaged in by supporting a candidate in the primary and where the candidate had serious challengers. In those races, 12 of the 15 (80 percent) made it to the November runoff.
 

Below are preliminary results as of this morning, according the California Secretary of State’s Office.

      PROPOSITIONS

Bold = winner or projected winner

Proposition Vote Percentage of Vote
     
41: Veterans Housing & Homeless Bond Act of 2014

YES

NO

65.4%

34.6%

     
42: Public Records. Open Meetings. Reimbursements

YES

NO

61.5%

38.5%

 

STATE SENATE

Underlined = Incumbent
* = CBA supported

  Candidate Name Percentage of Vote
     
District 2 Mke McGuire ( D )* 57.4%
  Lawrence Wiesner (R) 27.1%
     
District 6 Roger Dickinson ( D ) 40.2%
  Richard Pan ( D ) 31.2%
     
District 10 Bob Wieckowski ( D ) 35.0%
  Peter Kuo ( R ) 26.2%
  Mary Hayashi ( D )* 21.0%
     
District 20 Matthew Munson ( R ) 32.3%
  Connie Leyva ( D ) 21.1%
     
District 28 Jeff Stone ( R ) 21.8%
  Glenn Miller ( R ) 19.4%
  Bonnie Garcia ( R )* 19.3%
     
District 32 Mario Guerra ( R ) 44.1%
  Tony Mendoza ( D )* 31.9%
     
District 34 Janet Nguyen ( R ) 51.5%
  Jose Solorio ( D ) 34.0%

 

STATE ASSEMBLY

Underlined = Incumbent
* = CBA supported

  Candidate Name Percentage of Vote
     
District 2 Jim Wood  ( D )* 40.8%
  Matt Heath ( R ) 35.5%
     
District 4 Bill Dodd ( D )* 25.7%
  Charlie Schaupp ( R ) 25.7%
     
District 7 Kevin McCarty ( D ) 34.6%
  Steve Cohn ( D )* 28.4%
     
District 9 Jim Cooper ( D )* 31.4%
  Darrell Fong ( D ) 28.6%
     
District 16 Catharine Baker ( R ) 36.5%
  Tim Sbranti ( D ) 29.6%
  Steve Glazer ( D )* 22.5%
     
District 17 David Chiu ( D )* 48.4%
  David Campos ( D ) 43.1%
     
District 26 Rudy Mendoza ( R )* 38.6%
  Devon Mathis ( R ) 21.1%
     
District 28 Evan Low ( D )* 39.8%
  Chuck Page ( R ) 27.0%
     
District 32 Rudy Salas ( D )* 43.0%
  Pedro Rios ( R ) 34.9%
     
District 62 Autumn Burke ( D )* 41.2%
  Ted Grose ( R ) 20.0%
     
District 64 Mike Gipson ( D )* 51.1%
  Prophet Walker ( D ) 21.4%

Federal Legislative Outcomes

CBA carefully monitored 10 congressional races during this primary election. In one of the more closely watched races, incumbent Ami Bera took 47 percent of the vote in Congressional District (CD) 7 and will face Republican challenger  Doug Ose in November. There were six candidates vying to represent CD 7 and many observers viewed this seat as a toss-up between Democrat and Republican representation. In CD 31, Democrat Pete Aguilar is narrowly ahead of Republican Lesli Gooch for the second spot and will likely face Republican Paul Chabot in the general election. Former U.S. Representative Joe Baca will not make the November runoff. In the CD 33 District, where 18 candidates battled for a top-two spot, Republican Elan Carr will face current State Senator Ted Lieu in November. CBA-supported candidate Norma Torres, a current California State Senator, took 67 percent of the vote in CD 35 and will face fellow Democrat Christina Gagnier in the general election.

 

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Underlined = Incumbent
Bold = winner or projected winner
* = CBA supported

  Candidate Name Percentage of Vote
     
District 3 John Garamendi ( D ) 54.6%
  Dan Logue – ( R ) 45.4%
     
District 7 Ami Bera ( D ) 47.0%
  Doug Ose ( R ) 26.8%
     
District 11 Mark DeSaulnier ( D ) 59.1%
  Tue Phan ( D ) 27.8%
     
District 25 Tony Strickland ( R ) 29.4%
  Steve Knight ( R ) 28.3%
     
District 31 Paul Chabot ( R ) 26.8%
  Pete Aguilar ( D ) 17.4%
     
District 33 Elan Carr ( R ) 21.5%
  Ted Lieu ( D ) 19.0%
     
District 35 Norma Torres ( D )* 67.1%
  Christina Gagnier ( D ) 15.5%
     
District 36 Raul Ruiz ( D )* 50.2%
  Brian Nestande ( R ) 34.6%
     
District 45 Mimi Walters ( R )* 44.7%
  Drew Leavens ( D ) 28.6%
     
District 52 Scott Peters ( D ) 42.2%
  Carl DeMaio ( R ) 35.9%

For more information regarding election results, please do not hesitate to contact the CBA government relations team at GovernmentRelations@calbankers.com or 916/438-4400.

 

 

 

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