Supervisor, City Council races too close to call
The race for 1st District Supervisor probably isn’t over yet.
It may be a couple of weeks before the results are final with all the mail-in ballots that need to be counted.
But it’s going to be close.
With all the precincts counted Tuesday night, Susan Gorin and John Sawyer were only 1,299 votes apart.
Gorin has 20,197 votes, or 51.5 percent, to Sawyer’s 18,898 votes, or 48.2 percent, in the race to replace Valerie Brown who is retiring.
The race for the two Sonoma City Council seats is also too close to call with three of the four candidates separated by 201 votes.
With all eight precincts reporting, David Cook led with 2,283 votes, incumbent Laurie Gallian was second with 2,247, Madolyn Agrimonti was third with 2,082 votes. Cameron Stuck was a distant fourth with 908 votes.
In the race for the 1st District seat on the Sonoma County Board of Education, Gina Cuclis is the apparent winner beating incumbent Alex Bantis, 20,383 to 12,704 votes.
In races for Congress, Democrat Mike Thompson easily won re-election in the new 5th District beating Republican Randy Loftin by about a 3-to-1 margin. In the new 2nd District, Democrat Jared Huffman, who was termed out in the Assembly, won what used to be Lynn Woolsey’s seat. Huffman beat Republican Daniel Roberts by almost a 3-to-1 margin.
In the 4th Assembly District, Democrat Mariko Yamada beat Republican John Munn by a 61-to-39 percent margin.
County voters also went for President Barack Obama in a big way giving him almost 71 percent of the vote. Sen. Dianne Feinstein received an even bigger margin garnering more than 73 percent.
In the propositions, county voters gave Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike, almost a 66 percent margin. Statewide, with 74 percent of the precincts reporting, the measure was winning with 53.1 percent.
County voters turned thumbs down on Proposition 32, the political contribution through payroll deduction proposition, with 67.5 percent. Statewide, the measure was losing with 55 percent.
Proposition 34, the repeal of the death penalty, was losing with 53 percent. Proposition 36, three strikes, was winning with almost 69 percent of the vote. And Proposition 37, the genetically engineered food labels, was losing with almost 54 percent voting ‘no.’