Category: 2018 Election

  • Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Says Election Results Final, Except Three Races

    Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Says Election Results Final, Except Three Races

    On Monday, Contra Costa County Elections announced that all races are now official, with the exception of three. The results were posted as of 11:31 am on Monday, December 3, 2018. County Elections said Monday that all races were final with the exception of the Byron Bethany Irrigation District, Richmond City Council and Martinez City […]

  • Baker Concedes, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Set to Become District 16 Assemblywoman

    Baker Concedes, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Set to Become District 16 Assemblywoman

    In a tight election, Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan will prevail after updated election results showed Bauer-Kahan with a 2,170 vote lead against Assemblywoman Catharine Baker. Baker was the last of the GOP representatives in the Bay Area in either the State Assembly or State Senate. Here is what Baker released Friday afternoon: Dear Friends, I want […]

  • Updated 2018 Election Results, Statewide and Local Races

    Updated 2018 Election Results, Statewide and Local Races

    The following are election results in for State, County, and local races as of 2:07 pm Friday, November 16. According to the County Elections, they have processed over 2.3 million ballot cards with an estimated 10,000 vote-by-mail envelopes to be counted along with 25,000 provisionals and 1,000 conditional voter registrations. The next scheduled results update […]

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction Race Still too Close to Call

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Race Still too Close to Call

    As of Monday, at 5:46 pm, Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) took the lead over Marshall Tuck to see who will become the next State Superintendent for Public Instruction. Thurmond leads by just 3,503 votes with a total of 3,613,888 to Tuck’s 3,610,380. On Election night, Tuck had an 86,000 vote lead over Thurmond, but over the […]

  • Updated 2018 Election Results, Statewide and Local Races

    Updated 2018 Election Results, Statewide and Local Races

    The following are election results in for State, County, and local races as of 4:51 pm Friday night. According to the County Elections, they have processed over 1.7 million ballot cards with an estimated 82,000 vote-by-mail envelopes to be counted along with 25,000 provisionals and 1,000 conditional voter registrations.  Our next scheduled update is at […]

  • With 71.73% Support, Contra Costa Marijuana Tax Passes

    With 71.73% Support, Contra Costa Marijuana Tax Passes

    On Tuesday, voters of Contra Costa County approved Measure R which will now tax marijuana businesses similar to those dealing with alcohol and tobacco. It was passed with 71.73% support (158,898 votes) to 28.27% who opposed (62,623 votes). With voter approval, this means the county can impose a 4% tax on gross receipts plus $7 […]

  • Election Day: Go Vote

    Election Day: Go Vote

    It is Tuesday and is election day. With record early voter numbers reported across the state, if you have not already voted, please go down to your local polling place and vote. If you still have your mail in ballot, you can turn it in at any polling location. To find out if you are […]

  • Letter: Retired Antioch Cop Says “Yes” on Measure W

    Letter: Retired Antioch Cop Says “Yes” on Measure W

    The following letter was submitted by Tom Fuhrmann,  Antioch resident & retired from the Antioch Police Department who is advocating for the support of Measure W. Dear Editor: I keep reading the city needs to learn to live within its means or they should make cuts to stay within budget. These are not sustainable ideas. […]

  • Letter: John Fink Thanks Brentwood Supporters, Asks for Your Vote

    Letter: John Fink Thanks Brentwood Supporters, Asks for Your Vote

    As we approach the eve of the 2018 mid-term elections, I wanted to take a minute and reach out to the Citizens of Brentwood asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 6th. It has been a long journey to get us here. I want to thank my committee members, family and friends… especially my wife […]

  • Letter: Antioch POA Says “Yes” to Measure W, Support Ogorchock, Tiscareno, Rocha, Lewis

    Letter: Antioch POA Says “Yes” to Measure W, Support Ogorchock, Tiscareno, Rocha, Lewis

    The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch Police Officer Association President Steve Aiello:   Antioch Citizen’s. My name is Steve Aiello and I am the current Antioch Police Officer’s Association President. The ballot on November 6th is a very important ballot for the citizens of Antioch. There are several important decisions to […]

  • Early Voting Starts Today in Contra Costa County

    The voter registration deadline has passed, but you can still register and vote in one transaction beginning today. Several convenient locations will be available leading up to and during Election Day for you to register to vote and cast your ballot. Contra Costa Elections Division offers Conditional Voter Registration as a safety net for those […]

  • Letter: Antioch Mayor Encourages “Yes” Vote on Measure W

    Letter: Antioch Mayor Encourages “Yes” Vote on Measure W

    The following Letter was submitted by Antioch Mayor Sean Wright regarding Measure W As a business owner and former CEO of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce I came to the office of Mayor with a mindset to search through the budget and cut out the fat.  I found a city that runs with a very […]

  • McClelland Re-enters Antioch City Council Race After Suspending Campaign

    McClelland Re-enters Antioch City Council Race After Suspending Campaign

    The following letter was from Antioch City Council Candidate Rodney McClelland who announced after suspending his campaign, he is back in the race. My name is Rodney McClelland, and I am running for Antioch City Council.  As many of you know, I suspended my campaign about a month ago for personal reasons.  At that time, […]

  • Q&A With Brentwood City Council Candidates

    Q&A With Brentwood City Council Candidates

    The following are a series of 9 questions to the Brentwood City Council candidates on a variety of questions including affordable housing, cannabis, jobs, and public safety. The following candidates replied: John Fink – Facebook Michael Jones – Website Olga Vidriales – Facebook Emails were sent to candidates on Monday (10/8) and a reminder on […]

  • Contra Costa County Seeks Poll Workers

    Contra Costa County Seeks Poll Workers

    The Contra Costa Elections Division is looking for residents to be poll workers on Election Day, November 6th. Being a poll worker provides a unique first-hand experience with the democratic process and is a special opportunity to serve the community. Volunteers receive a $125 stipend for the day. Apply online at  https://www.cocoteam.us/ElectionRegularWorkerApplication.aspx.

  • Editorial: Antioch Residents Should Support Measure W, Focus on Council Candidates

    Editorial: Antioch Residents Should Support Measure W, Focus on Council Candidates

    This fall, Antioch residents are tasked with the question of whether or not they want to support a measure that would increase revenue to the City of Antioch by an estimated $14 million. Measure W, or what I’ve labeled as “Measure Wallet”, replaces the ½ cent sales tax of Measure C with a full percentage […]

  • Antioch Chamber of Commerce Endorses Measure W

    Antioch Chamber of Commerce Endorses Measure W

    The following endorsement was sent out by the Antioch Chamber of Commerce regarding Measure W in the City of Antioch. As a business owner in Antioch, Measure W affords a unique opportunity to improve this community, and thereby, your chances of business success here. Looking past the one cent tax increase, you will discover the […]

  • Q&A With Antioch City Council Candidates

    Q&A With Antioch City Council Candidates

    The following are a series of questions we asked all Antioch City Council Candidates in this years election. Of the six candidates on the ballot, 4-replied with answers. Below is simply a copy & paste of what was said by the following candidates: Caroleve Prudence Capelle Joy Motts Lori Ogorchock Tony Tiscareno Rodney McClelland, who […]

  • County Elections Launch “Check Your Voter Registration Status” Campaign

    County Elections Launch “Check Your Voter Registration Status” Campaign

    On Thursday, the Contra Costa County Elections Office launched an awareness campaign urging all registered voters to “Check your Voter Registration Status” before the upcoming election. Make sure your voting information is good to go before Election Day. You can text “CoCoCheck” to 2Vote (28683) to go the “My Voting Information” on our Website, www.cocovote.us […]

  • Video by Contra Costa Television: Election Interviews

    Video by Contra Costa Television: Election Interviews

    The following election preview was provided by Contra Costa Television who has video taped several candidate interviews over the past several weeks which are being posted on YouTube. The forums are coordinated by CCTV, the Contra Costa County Elections Department and the League of Women Voters. For the full list of videos available: click here. […]

  • Annette Lewis Announces Run for Contra Costa County Office of Education

    Annette Lewis Announces Run for Contra Costa County Office of Education

    Annette Lewis of Oakley is running for The Contra Costa County Office of Education – Area 5, encompassing Bethel Island, Clyde, Knightsen, Oakley, and parts of Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, and Pittsburg. What does the Contra Costa County Board of Education do? They approve the programs and curriculum for the schools run by the Contra […]

  • Antioch Management and Unions Offer Candidate Endorsement in School Board Race

    Antioch Management and Unions Offer Candidate Endorsement in School Board Race

    The following was submitted by the Antioch Education Association Antioch Unified’s two unions, Antioch Education Association, and the California School Employees Association, along with the Antioch Management Association, are pleased to announce their endorsement of Ms. Mary Rocha and Ms. Candida Gonzalez-Amigo, for the Antioch Unified School District’s Board of Education. These two candidates were […]

  • Meuser: Finding Fraudulent Voter Registrations in California

    Meuser: Finding Fraudulent Voter Registrations in California

    For the last 11 months, I have been applying to and interviewing with the voters of the State of California for the job of California Secretary of State. The California Secretary of State is the chief election officer of the state. One of the duties of the Secretary of State is to audit and investigate […]

  • Andy Li Announces Run for Community College District, Highlights Endorsements

    Andy Li Announces Run for Community College District, Highlights Endorsements

    Andy Li of San Ramon, CA is running for the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board, Ward 4 encompassing: the San Ramon Valley; most of Clayton, Antioch and Brentwood. Andy’s passion for student education, opportunity and well-being are motivating factors in his decision to run and is evident in his campaign platform, goals and […]

  • Antioch City Council Candidate Drops Out of Race

    Antioch City Council Candidate Drops Out of Race

    On Sunday, Rodney McClelland announced he was suspending his campaign for Antioch City Council and was dropping out of the race. McClelland, who was supported by the Contra Costa Republican CommitOn Sunday, Rodney McClelland announced he was suspending his campaign for Antioch City Council and was dropping out of the race. tee, stated he was […]

  • Contra Costa County Library to Host and Stream Four Local Candidate Forums

    Contra Costa County Library to Host and Stream Four Local Candidate Forums

    This fall, the Contra Costa County Library will host four candidate forums at libraries around the county. Voters attending the forums can hear directly from the candidates in several local and regional races about their experience and positions on relevant issues leading up to the November election. The forums will all stream live on Facebook […]

  • New Ballot Format Aims to Make Voting Easier for Contra Costa Residents

    New Ballot Format Aims to Make Voting Easier for Contra Costa Residents

    Starting this fall, Contra Costa voters will notice that their ballot is letter-sized, the same paper size that they use daily.   The Contra Costa Elections Division is changing the ballot format by designing them to be more user friendly. The change from a 17-inch to an 11-inch length ballot card makes the ballots easier […]

  • Brentwood Police Officers’ Association Endorses Joel Bryant and Olga Vidriales for City Council

    Brentwood Police Officers’ Association Endorses Joel Bryant and Olga Vidriales for City Council

    Brentwood, CA – The Brentwood Police Officers’ Association (BPOA) is announcing its endorsement and support of two of the candidates running for the two available seats on Brentwood’s City Council in the upcoming election. After interviewing all five of the candidates in the race, the BPOA made the decision to endorse Joel Bryant and Olga […]

  • Letter: No Rezone DR/SL Committee’s City Council Endorsement for Brentwood City Council

    Letter: No Rezone DR/SL Committee’s City Council Endorsement for Brentwood City Council

    The following endorsement letter was provided by the No Rezone Dr/SL Committee in the City of Brentwood. The No Rezone DR/SL Committee hereby endorses Planning Commission Chair John Fink for the office of Brentwood City Council Member, and we urge all Brentwood voters to give him your vote on November 6, 2018. We know John, […]

  • Local Mom and Pittsburg Native Receives Key Endorsements for City Council Race

    Local Mom and Pittsburg Native Receives Key Endorsements for City Council Race

    PITTSBURG, CA — Pittsburg native Shanelle Scales-Preston, a graduate of Pittsburg High School, where she played basketball and ran on the Pirates track team, announces her run for a seat on the Pittsburg City Council with some key local endorsements. Scales-Preston’s endorsements come from current and former elected leaders – Mayor Pete Longmire, Vice Mayor […]