Election 2018 roundup: Results of big races for Kern County and California


    A man votes Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

    Results last updated 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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    The votes are in for the 2018 midterm election.

    Here’s a snapshot of results for some of the biggest races in California and Kern County.

    Check for updates throughout election night and the following day. Note: Even if all precincts have reported, there could be some provisional or absentee ballots to be counted before the final vote is certified.

    Kern County Elections said the unofficial count of ballots cast was more than 132,000, good for a 35 percent voter turnout.

    Additional results can be found on the Kern County Elections and the California Secretary of State websites.

    GOVERNOR (100 percent of precincts reporting)

    Gavin Newsom (D) - 59.3 percent

    John Cox (R) - 40.7 percent

    STORY: Cox has conceded the governor’s race to Newsom.

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (100 percent reporting)

    Eleni Kounalakis (D) - 55.7 percent

    Ed Hernandez (D) - 44.3 percent

    SECRETARY OF STATE (100 percent reporting)

    Alex Padilla (D) - 61.7 percent

    Mark P. Meuser (R) - 38.3 percent

    ATTORNEY GENERAL (100 percent reporting)

    Xavier Becerra (D) - 60.7 percent

    Steven C Bailey (R) - 39.3 percent

    U.S. SENATOR (100 percent reporting)

    Dianne Feinstein (D) -54.3 percent

    Kevin De Leon (D) - 45.7 percent

    STORY: Feinstein wins another Senate term in California.

    CONGRESS 21ST DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    David Valadao (R) - 53.7 percent

    TJ Cox (D) - 46.3 percent

    STORY: Valadao holds off challenge.

    CONGRESS 23RD DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    Kevin McCarthy (R) - 66.5 percent

    Tatiana Matta (D) - 33.5 percent

    STORY: McCarthy launches bid to become minority leader after GOP loses House control.

    STATE SENATE 14TH DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    Melissa Hurtado (D) - 52.1 percent

    Andy Vidak (R) - 47.9 percent

    STORY: Vidak loses, big wins for other incumbents in local state lawmaker races.

    STATE SENATE 16TH DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    Shannon Grove (R) - 66.9 percent

    Ruth Musser-Lopez (D) - 33.1 percent

    STORY: Vidak loses, big wins for other incumbents in local state lawmaker races.

    ASSEMBLY 32ND DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    Rudy Salas (D) - 52.5 percent

    Justin Mendes (R) - 47.5 percent

    STORY: Vidak loses, big wins for other incumbents in local state lawmaker races.

    ASSEMBLY 34TH DISTRICT (100 percent reporting)

    Vince Fong (R) - 73 percent

    Nick Nicita (D) - 27 percent

    STORY: Vidak loses, big wins for other incumbents in local state lawmaker races.

    STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ( 95.7 percent reporting)

    Marshall Tuck - 50.6 percent

    Tony K. Thurmond - 49.4 percent

    KERN HIGH SCHOOL BOARD NO. 1 (126 of 126 precincts completed)

    Cynthia Brakeman - 52.8 percent

    Mike Williams - 47.2 percent

    STORY: Retired teachers win election to Kern High School District board.

    KERN HIGH SCHOOL BOARD NO. 4 (92 of 92 precincts completed)

    Janice Graves - 46.21 percent

    Jenifer Pitcher - 27.65 percent

    Bryan Colebrook - 26.14 percent

    STORY: Retired teachers win election to Kern High School District board.

    KERN COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2ND DISTRICT (162 of 162 precincts completed)

    Zack Scrivner - 43.8 percent

    Whitney Weddell - 27.47 percent

    Dalmas "Dal" Bunn - 20.72 percent

    Michael Biglay - 8 percent

    STORY: Despite redistricting, Kern supervisors hold onto seats during election.

    KERN COUNTY SUPERVISOR 3RD DISTRICT (110 of 110 precincts completed)

    Mike Maggard - 54.69 percent

    Jeff Heinle - 45.31 percent

    STORY: Despite redistricting, Kern supervisors hold onto seats during election.

    KERN COUNTY SUPERVISOR 4TH DISTRICT (129 of 129 precincts completed)

    David Couch - 47.64 percent

    Grace Vallejo - 34.26 percent

    Jose Gonzalez - 18.09 percent

    STORY: Despite redistricting, Kern supervisors hold onto seats during election.

    BAKERSFIELD CITY COUNCIL WARD 1 (36 of 36 precincts completed)

    P. "Willie" Rivera - 41.25 percent

    Gilberto De La Torre - 32.08 percent

    Marvin Dean - 26.67 percent

    BAKERSFIELD CITY COUNCIL WARD 3 (47 of 47 precincts completed)

    Ken Weir - 78.49 percent

    Salvador Lopez-Willingham - 21.51 percent

    BAKERSFIELD CITY COUNCIL WARD 4 (43 of 43 precincts completed)

    Bob Smith - 80.21 percent

    Ernest W. Oliver - 19.79 percent

    BAKERSFIELD CITY COUNCIL WARD 7

    Chris Parlier - unopposed

    KERN COUNTY TAX MEASURE (317 of 317 precincts completed)

    No - 66.60 percent

    Yes - 33.4 percent

    STORY: Bakersfield, Kern voters reject tax increases.

    KERN CANNABIS MEASURE J (655 of 655 precincts completed)

    No - 61.71 percent

    Yes - 38.29 percent

    STORY: Arvin voters OK cannabis measure, but Bakersfield and Kern voters say “no.”

    KERN CANNABIS MEASURE K (655 of 655 precincts completed)

    No - 53.80 percent

    Yes - 46.20 percent

    STORY: Arvin voters OK cannabis measure, but Bakersfield and Kern voters say “no.”

    BAKERSFIELD TAX MEASURE (262 of 262 precincts completed)

    No - 52.26 percent

    Yes - 47.74 percent

    STORY: Bakersfield, Kern voters reject tax increases.

    BAKERSFIELD CANNABIS MEASURE O (262 of 262 precincts completed)

    No - 55.13 percent

    Yes - 44.87 percent

    STORY: Arvin voters OK cannabis measure, but Bakersfield and Kern voters say “no.”

    STATE PROPOSITIONS (100 percent reporting)

    STATE PROPOSTION 1

    Bonds to fund veteran and affordable housing.

    Yes - 54.1 percent

    No - 45.9 percent

    STATE PROPOSTION 2

    Amend existing housing program for mental illness.

    Yes - 61.1 percent

    No - 38.9 percent

    STATE PROPOSITION 3

    Bond for water and environmental projects.

    No - 52.3 percent

    Yes - 47.7 percent

    STATE PROPOSITION 4

    Bond for children's hospital construction.

    Yes - 60.6 percent

    No - 39.4 percent

    STATE PROPOSITION 5

    Senior property reduction.

    No - 58.1 percent

    Yes - 41.9 percent

    STORY: Californians reject measure to expand property tax break.

    STATE PROPOSITION 6

    Repeal of fuel tax approved by voters.

    No - 55.3 percent

    Yes - 44.7 percent

    STATE PROPOSITION 7

    Change daylight saving time period.

    Yes - 59.8 percent

    No - 40.2 percent

    STORY: Calif. voters OK plan for year-round daylight saving time

    STATE PROPOSITION 8

    Regulates kidney dialysis treatment charges.

    No - 61.6 percent

    Yes - 38.4 percent

    STORY: California voters reject measure to limit dialysis profit

    STATE PROPOSITION 10

    Rental control on residential property.

    No - 61.7 percent

    Yes - 38.3 percent

    STORY: California voters reject rent control expansion measure.

    STATE PROPOSITION 11

    Emergency ambulance employees on-call.

    Yes - 59.4 percent

    No - 40.6 percent

    STATE PROPOSITION 12

    Farm animals confinement standards.

    Yes - 61.0 percent

    No - 39.0 percent

    STORY: California makes cage-free hens a state law.

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