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Contra Costa County Elections Results: What Passed, What Failed and Who Won

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    Contra Costa County Elections Results: What Passed, What Failed and Who Won
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    Cities across Contra Costa County took to the polls on Tuesday, approving a spate of new laws and representatives, and nixing many others. 

    Half of the County's 607,515 voters cast their ballots in the 2016 general election, according to county data. Voters largely backed Democratic candidates for all legislature positions, excluding District 16, in which Republican Catharine Baker kept her seat against Democratic challenger Cheryl Cook-Kallio.

    There weren't too many surprises in store for county voters this year. Perhaps the biggest of the night (save for the Presidential Election, of course) was the passing of Measure L, establishing rent control, in Richmond. Another upset came to supporters of the BART-funding Measure RR, after it failed to get the two-thirds majority required to pass, with only 60 percent of voters giving it their approval. The Transportation Authority's Measure X, which also required a two-thirds approval, also failed on the ballot. 

    Voting also seemed to be a breeze for most cities within the county, with people taking to social media to boast about not waiting in long lines or having issues at the polling place. However, there were some complaints coming out of a Martinez polling station, which some voters found to be small and lacking in necessary privacy. 

    A full list of results can be found at the Contra Costa County Elections site, but here are some highlights:

    United States Representative, 5th District 

    Mike Thompson — 76.48 percent

    Carlos Santamaria — 23.53 percent

    United States Representative, 9th District

    Antonio C. "Tony" Amador — 39.79 percent

    Jerry McNerney — 60.21 percent

    United States Representative, 11th District

    Mark Desaulnier — 71.48 percent

    Roger Allen Peterson — 28.52 percent

    United States Representative, 15th District

    Eric Swalwell — 67.08 percent

    Danny R. Turner — 32.92 percent

    State Senator, 3rd District

    Bill Dodd — 66.29 percent

    Mariko Yamada — 33.71 percent

    State Senator, 7th District

    Steve Glazer — 67.23 percent

    Joseph Alexander Rubay — 32.77 percent

    State Senate, 9th District

    Nancy Skinner — 69.11 percent

    Sandre R. Swanson — 30.89 percent

    State Assembly, 11th District 

    Jim Frazier — 65.05 percent

    Dave Miller — 34.72 percent

    State Assembly, 14th District

    Tim Grayson — 62.28 percent

    Mae Cendana Torlakson — 32.72 percent

    State Assembly, 15th District

    Tony Thurmond — 85.94 percent

    Claire Chiara — 14.06 percent

    State Assembly, 16th District

    Catharine Baker — 55.93 percent

    Cheryl Cook-Kallio — 44.07 percent

    Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor, District 3

    Diane Burgis - 59.29 percent

    Steve Barr – 40.47 percent

    Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor, District 5 

    Federal Glover – 54.81 percent

    AnaMaria Avila Farias – 44.75 percent

    Gillian Edevane covers Contra Costa County for NBC Bay Area. Contact Gillian.Edevane@NBCuni.com

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