Campaign 2011

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November Election Results Certified in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Elections on Thursday certified the results of the Nov. 8 election, officially declaring Ed Lee the winner of the mayor’s race, George Gascon the winner of the district attorney’s race, and Ross Mirkarimi the winner of the sheriff’s race.


San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

San Francisco Voters Reject Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike

San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu is disappointed to see the failure of a tax measure that she says would have gone to ease the city’s budget problems.


Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco, Board of Supervisors,

Mirkarimi Holding Slight Lead In San Francisco Sheriff Race

San Francisco’s sheriff’s race remained up in the air after the initial round of ranked-choice voting in Tuesday’s election, with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi holding a narrow lead over two challengers.


Ballot machine (CBS)

Solano County Votes To Tax Pot Clubs, Not Shoppers

Solano County voters Tuesday appear to have elected mostly incumbents and a few newcomers to various city councils and approved a local measure that imposes a tax on marijuana businesses to provide for city services while defeating a measure that would have raised a citywide sales tax.


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San Francisco Apparently Approves School Bond Measures

Two bond measures to repair San Francisco’s schools and roads both appear to have been passed by voters in Tuesday’s election, according to complete unofficial election results.



2 Newcomers, 1 Incumbent To Fill San Ramon Seats

In San Ramon on Tuesday, small business owner Bill Clarkson, 59, defeated Carol Rowley, an educator who has worked as a teacher and principal at Country Club Elementary School. She has been on the San Ramon City Council for eight years.


Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong (City of Cupertino)

Cupertino Mayor Wins Re-Election

Cupertino voters re-elected Mayor Gilbert Wong for a second term and a high-tech executive for his first term on the city council, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.


Sunnyvale City Hall

Sunnyvale Voters Choose Three New Council Members

Sunnyvale voters elected three new council members and one incumbent and passed one of two measures, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.


Palo Alto Measure D Stripping Police, Fire Arbitration Rights Passes

Palo Alto voters passed a ballot measure that will repeal the rights of firefighters and police officers to have arbitrators settle their salary disputes with the city and another measure designating 10 acres of parkland for a new compost facility, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.


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Six San Mateo Measures Decided By Fewer Than Five Points

Six measures were decided by less than five percentage points, but nine of the 12 ballot measures in San Mateo County passed, according to unofficial results released Tuesday.