Flash Gordon, Mayor Butt, And Mr. Mister Phillips: Unusual Names Don’t Necessarily Get Votes, But They Do Get Attention
From Flash Gordon, to Mayor Butt, Einstein, and even Jim Harbaugh, some unusual names popped up on Tuesday’s ballot, and some of them won.
Two out of three transportation measures on Tuesday’s ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.
49ers legend Jerry Rice and others have recently said they think Jim Harbaugh’s tenure with the 49ers will be over at season’s end, no matter how far the team goes. Where will he find his next gig? If the voters of Michigan have anything to say about it, the former University of Michigan quarterback will be taking up residence in the statehouse.
City Councilman Tom Butt appears to have won Richmond’s highly contested mayor’s race and all three Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates won City Council seats in a race that has drawn national attention.
Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris has defeated her little-known Republican challenger in a bid for her second term as California’s top attorney.
Controller John Chiang has won his bid to move from California’s chief accountant to its top banker.
Councilwoman Libby Schaaf’s supporters were excited, but by no means was she declaring victory Tuesday night. With only 25% of the vote counted, she led the race with 25% of the vote.
Find results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.
Voters supported Proposition 1 Tuesday, authorizing $7.12 billion for state water supply infrastructure projects.
Proposition 45, which asked voters if they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans, appeared to be heading toward defeat Tuesday.