California Election Results

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Results will be updated until December 8, the last day for counties to certify. Check marks denote winners called by The Associated Press.

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    California Propositions

    Proposition 1


    Should California amend its constitution to include the right to reproductive freedom, including access to abortion and contraceptives?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes66.8%
    7,129,062 votes
    No33.1%
    3,529,345 votes
    Race called at 10:38 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.39% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 26


    Should California legalize sports betting at tribal casinos and horse racetracks, and allow roulette and dice games at tribal casinos?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes33%
    3,489,751 votes
    No66.9%
    7,083,110 votes
    Race called at 11:02 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 27


    Should California legalize online sports betting?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes17.7%
    1,891,809 votes
    No82.2%
    8,792,102 votes
    Race called at 11:02 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 28


    Should California guarantee that 1% of the amount funded for public education be set aside for music and the arts in every K-12 public school?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes64.3%
    6,877,032 votes
    No35.6%
    3,803,628 votes
    Race called at 8:53 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 29


    Should California add new regulations for kidney dialysis clinics?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes31.5%
    3,341,018 votes
    No68.4%
    7,233,931 votes
    Race called at 11:14 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.43% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 30


    Should California raise the personal income tax of its wealthiest residents to pay for programs meant to fight climate change and air pollution?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes42.3%
    4,526,935 votes
    No57.6%
    6,165,423 votes
    Race called at 11:26 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Proposition 31


    Should California ban flavored tobacco products?

    Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes63.4%
    6,760,881 votes
    No36.5%
    3,894,659 votes
    Race called at 8:49 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.
     

    Key Statewide Races

    U.S. Senate (Full Term)


    Democratic Senator Alex Padilla and Republican lawyer Mark Meuser will face each other twice on the ballot for one of California’s two U.S. Senate seats: once to fill the remainder of the term that Padilla was appointed to in 2020 and also for a new six-year term beginning in January.

    Top candidate wins six-year term ending January 2029.

    Alex Padilla (D)(incumbent)61%
    6,579,803 votes
    Mark Meuser (R)38.9%
    4,190,717 votes
    Race called at 8:00 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Governor


    A year after trouncing a recall attempt, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom runs for a second term in the state’s top seat, against Republican State Senator Brian Dahle, who represents northeastern California.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Gavin Newsom (D)(incumbent)59.2%
    6,429,656 votes
    Brian Dahle (R)40.7%
    4,429,141 votes
    Race called at 8:00 PM PT on November 8, 2022
    98.46% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Attorney General


    Amid rising voter concern about crime, Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta runs to keep his job as California’s top law enforcement official against Republican Nathan Hochman, a Los Angeles-based defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Rob Bonta (D)(incumbent)59.1%
    6,299,436 votes
    Nathan Hochman (R)40.8%
    4,357,836 votes
    Race called at 5:27 PM PT on November 9, 2022
    98.45% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

    Controller


    Republicans see their best chance at winning a statewide office in more than a decade, as GOP policy advisor Lanhee Chen faces Democratic Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to serve as California's chief fiscal officer.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Malia Cohen (D)55.3%
    5,898,229 votes
    Lanhee Chen (R)44.6%
    4,755,371 votes
    Race called at 4:52 PM PT on November 15, 2022
    98.46% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.
     

    Key Local Races

    Alameda CountyAlameda County

    Attorney Pamela Price faces Alameda County prosecutor Terry Wiley in the race to replace outgoing DA Nancy O'Malley.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Pamela Price53.1%
    228,721 votes
    Terry Wiley46.8%
    201,676 votes
    Updated at 7:18 PM PT on November 22, 2022
    Alameda County
    Nine candidates vie to succeed outgoing mayor Libby Schaaf in a ranked-choice voting election.

    Top candidate wins seat. If no candidate wins majority, instant runoff using ranked choice voting.

    Loren Manuel Taylor33%
    41,468 votes
    Sheng Thao31.7%
    39,872 votes
    Ignacio De La Fuente10.2%
    12,884 votes

    Updated at 7:18 PM PT on November 22, 2022
    Alameda County
    Should Oakland extend its eviction protections to RVs, new units after 10 years and households with teachers or school-age children?

    Oakland. Just cause evictions. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes68.3%
    84,685 votes
    No31.6%
    39,292 votes
    Updated at 7:18 PM PT on November 22, 2022
    Alameda County

    Contra Costa CountyContra Costa County

    Pleasant Hill council member Ken Carlson and BART director Debora Allen vie for a seat currently held by outgoing supervisor Karen Mitchoff.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Ken Carlson53.9%
    42,830 votes
    Debora Allen46%
    36,583 votes
    Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Contra Costa County
    Nat Bates, Shawn Dunning, Eduardo Martinez and Mark Wassberg run to replace outgoing mayor Tom Butt.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Eduardo Martinez39.1%
    10,319 votes
    Shawn Dunning29.1%
    7,667 votes
    Nathaniel "Nat" Bates27.8%
    7,330 votes

    Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Contra Costa County
    Should Richmond limit future rent hikes in rent-controlled units to 60% of the Consumer Price Index, or 3%, whichever is lower?

    Richmond. Rent control. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes58.8%
    15,390 votes
    No41.1%
    10,780 votes
    Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Contra Costa County

    Marin CountyMarin County

    Assemblymember Marc Levine's failed run for insurance commissioner opened up this seat in Marin and Sonoma counties. Marin supervisor Damon Connolly finished first in the June primary, narrowly ahead of Sara Aminzadeh, a California Coastal Commissioner.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Damon Connolly (D)51.8%
    91,800 votes
    Sara Aminzadeh (D)48.1%
    85,407 votes
    Race called at 11:55 AM PT on December 2, 2022
    99% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.
    Should a special tax be adopted for the Marin County Free Library to pay for services and facilities?

    Marin County Free Library. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

    Yes76.5%
    46,793 votes
    No23.4%
    14,301 votes
    Updated at 6:17 PM PT on November 30, 2022
    Marin County
    Should Sausalito repeal its ban on cannabis sales?

    Sausalito. Cannabis sales. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes26.4%
    1,065 votes
    No73.5%
    2,960 votes
    Updated at 6:17 PM PT on November 30, 2022
    Marin County

    Napa CountyNapa County

    Napa County Planning Commissioner Joelle Gallagher and businessperson Suzanne Besú Truchard are running to replace outgoing supervisor Brad Wagenknecht.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Joelle Gallagher54.9%
    4,312 votes
    Suzanne Besú Truchard45%
    3,537 votes
    Updated at 6:18 PM PT on December 2, 2022
    Napa County
    Anne Cottrell, a Napa County planning commissioner and Yountville mayor John F. Dunbar are running for this open seat currently held by Diane Dillon.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Anne Cottrell64.9%
    6,436 votes
    John F. Dunbar35%
    3,471 votes
    Updated at 6:18 PM PT on December 2, 2022
    Napa County
    Should American Canyon extend its growth boundary and allow more industrial development?

    American Canyon. Growth boundary. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes47.8%
    2,810 votes
    No52.1%
    3,059 votes
    Updated at 6:18 PM PT on December 2, 2022
    Napa County

    San Francisco CountySan Francisco County

    DA Brooke Jenkins was appointed the city’s top prosecutor by Mayor London Breed after the recall of Chesa Boudin. Now, Jenkins faces former police commissioner John Hamasaki and former San Francisco fire commissioner Joe Alioto Veronese.

    Top candidate wins seat. If no candidate wins majority, instant runoff using ranked choice voting.

    Brooke Jenkins(incumbent)46%
    125,576 votes
    John Hamasaki37.3%
    101,924 votes
    Joe Alioto Veronese12.3%
    33,633 votes

    Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    San Francisco County
    Gordon Mar, the incumbent supervisor, faces a challenge from Joel Engardio.

    Top candidate wins seat. If no candidate wins majority, instant runoff using ranked choice voting.

    Joel Engardio50.8%
    13,643 votes
    Gordon Mar(incumbent)49.1%
    13,183 votes
    Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    San Francisco County
    Incumbent Matt Dorsey, appointed to the board earlier this year by Mayor London Breed, runs against Honey Mahogany, the chair of the SF Democratic Party, and others in this SOMA district.

    Top candidate wins seat. If no candidate wins majority, instant runoff using ranked choice voting.

    Matt Dorsey(incumbent)50.8%
    8,237 votes
    Honey Mahogany43.7%
    7,085 votes
    Cherelle Jackson3.2%
    528 votes

    Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    San Francisco County

    San Mateo CountySan Mateo County

    Jackie Speier's retirement created the first open House seat in the Bay Area since 2014. State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin finished first in the primary election, ahead of San Mateo supervisor David Canepa.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Kevin Mullin (D)55.4%
    108,020 votes
    David Canepa (D)44.5%
    86,733 votes
    Race called at 5:28 PM PT on November 12, 2022
    99% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.
    San Mateo-Foster City School District trustee Noelia Corzo and Belmont councilmember Charles Stone run for an open seat representing San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Noelia Corzo(incumbent)51.7%
    22,227 votes
    Charles Stone48.2%
    20,735 votes
    Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    San Mateo County
    Menlo Park councilmember Ray Mueller and San Carlos councilmember Laura Parmer-Lohan run for an open seat covering the coastal part of the county.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Ray Mueller62.2%
    35,875 votes
    Laura Parmer-Lohan37.7%
    21,781 votes
    Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    San Mateo County

    Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County

    Santa Clara supervisor Cindy Chavez and San Jose city councilmember Matt Mahan face in a runoff to determine the next leader of the country's 10th-largest city.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Matt Mahan51.2%
    128,260 votes
    Cindy Chavez48.7%
    122,222 votes
    Updated at 7:22 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Santa Clara County
    Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is retiring next year amid civil grand jury hearings, allegations of bribery and misconduct, and investigations into jail abuse cases. Former Palo Alto police chief Bob Jonsen and retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen will face each other in the November runoff.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Robert "Bob" Jonsen50.8%
    230,506 votes
    Kevin Jensen49.1%
    223,185 votes
    Updated at 7:22 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Santa Clara County
    San Jose councilmember Sylvia Arenas and former councilmember Johnny Khamis are running in a district that stretches from San Jose to Gilroy.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Sylvia Arenas54.4%
    59,572 votes
    Johnny Khamis45.5%
    49,838 votes
    Updated at 7:22 PM PT on December 1, 2022
    Santa Clara County

    Solano CountySolano County

    Should Solano County enact a one-eighth cent sales tax to pay for county services?

    Solano County. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes45.8%
    58,141 votes
    No54.1%
    68,688 votes
    Updated at 6:21 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    Solano County
    Suisun City councilmember Wanda Williams and Fairfield councilmember Chuck Timm are running to succeed supervisor Jim Spering.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Wanda Williams58.6%
    11,739 votes
    Chuck Timm41.3%
    8,265 votes
    Updated at 6:21 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    Solano County
    Five candidates are vying for two seats on the City Council in Benicia where the political spending of the oil giant Valero looms large.

    Top two candidates win seat.

    Terry Scott24.7%
    5,670 votes
    Kari Birdseye23.7%
    5,435 votes
    Lionel Largaespada(incumbent)23%
    5,283 votes

    Updated at 6:21 PM PT on November 29, 2022
    Solano County

    Sonoma CountySonoma County

    Assemblymember Marc Levine's failed run for insurance commissioner opened up this seat in Marin and Sonoma counties. Marin supervisor Damon Connolly finished first in the June primary, narrowly ahead of Sara Aminzadeh, a California Coastal Commissioner.

    Top candidate wins seat.

    Damon Connolly (D)51.8%
    91,800 votes
    Sara Aminzadeh (D)48.1%
    85,407 votes
    Race called at 11:55 AM PT on December 2, 2022
    99% of votes countedAssociated Press
    This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.
    Should Santa Rosa renew a quarter-cent sales tax for 20 years to fund police and fire programs?

    Santa Rosa. Sales tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

    Yes73%
    43,818 votes
    No26.9%
    16,144 votes
    Updated at 6:30 PM PT on December 2, 2022
    Sonoma County
    Should Cloverdale ban the use of all fireworks?

    Cloverdale. Fireworks ban. Passes with a majority vote.

    Yes47%
    1,650 votes
    No52.9%
    1,855 votes
    Updated at 6:30 PM PT on December 2, 2022
    Sonoma County

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