November Election Results Certified in San FranciscoSan 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 Voters Reject Half-Cent Sales Tax HikeSan 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.
Mirkarimi Holding Slight Lead In San Francisco Sheriff RaceSan 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.
Solano County Votes To Tax Pot Clubs, Not ShoppersSolano 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.
San Francisco Apparently Approves School Bond MeasuresTwo 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 SeatsIn 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 Wins Re-ElectionCupertino 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 Voters Choose Three New Council MembersSunnyvale 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 PassesPalo 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.
Six San Mateo Measures Decided By Fewer Than Five PointsSix 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.
Gascon Takes Early Lead In San Francisco DA’s RaceSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascon appears set to hold onto his seat although he did not reach a majority in the initial round of the ranked-choice voting process in Tuesday’s election.
Newark Elects First New Mayor In 33 YearsVeteran City Councilman Alan Nagy will be Newark’s first new mayor in 33 years, easily winning a three-candidate contest to replace David Smith, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.
San Francisco Pension Reform Measure Backed By Mayor PassesOnly one of two dueling measures to reform the pensions of San Francisco city workers was passed by voters Tuesday—a collaborative proposal crafted by various city officials and labor and business leaders.
Early Results Show Lee Ahead In San Francisco Mayor’s RaceInterim Mayor Ed Lee held a wide lead Tuesday against a diverse slate of candidates, in a mayor’s race that could take days to settle.
Santa Clara County Voters Mail It In, In Big NumbersMany Bay Area voters were headed to the polls Tuesday, but that wasn't technically the case in Santa Clara County, home to one of the highest local percentages of absentee voting.