Contra Costa County

Ken Carlson53.9%
42,830 votes
Debora Allen46%
36,583 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Richmond Mayor

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

Measure P

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

U.S. House of Representatives, District 8

Top candidate wins seat.

John Garamendi (D)(incumbent)75.7%
145,501 votes
Rudy Recile (R)24.2%
46,634 votes
Race called at 9:07 PM PT on November 8, 2022
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U.S. House of Representatives, District 9

Top candidate wins seat.

Josh Harder (D)(incumbent)54.8%
95,598 votes
Tom Patti (R)45.1%
78,802 votes
Race called at 7:14 PM PT on November 15, 2022
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U.S. House of Representatives, District 10

Top candidate wins seat.

Mark DeSaulnier (D)(incumbent)78.9%
198,407 votes
Michael Kerr (Grn)21%
52,960 votes
Race called at 10:50 PM PT on November 8, 2022
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State Assembly, District 11

Top candidate wins seat.

Lori Wilson (D)(incumbent)59.2%
85,599 votes
Jenny Callison (NPP)40.7%
58,889 votes
Race called at 5:25 PM PT on November 11, 2022
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State Assembly, District 14

Top candidate wins seat.

Buffy Wicks (D)(incumbent)88.4%
139,274 votes
Rich Kinney (R)11.5%
18,229 votes
Race called at 9:56 PM PT on November 8, 2022
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State Assembly, District 15

Top candidate wins seat.

Tim Grayson (D)(incumbent)67.3%
100,712 votes
Janell Proctor (R)32.6%
48,911 votes
Race called at 5:41 PM PT on November 10, 2022
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State Assembly, District 16

Top candidate wins seat.

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D)(incumbent)65.7%
130,775 votes
Joseph Rubay (R)34.2%
68,130 votes
Race called at 7:44 PM PT on November 10, 2022
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Measure G

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes44.1%
57 votes
No55.8%
72 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure I

Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District. Appropriations limit. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes81.2%
2,305 votes
No18.7%
531 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure J

Walnut Creek School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes62.6%
15,029 votes
No37.3%
8,959 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure K

Martinez Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes52.5%
6,645 votes
No47.4%
5,989 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure L

Crockett Community Services District. Special tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes62.7%
958 votes
No37.2%
568 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure M

Pleasant Hill. Appoint City Treasurer. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes56.5%
7,468 votes
No43.4%
5,732 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure N

Hercules. Utility users’ tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes69.2%
5,882 votes
No30.7%
2,613 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure O

Walnut Creek. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes65%
20,916 votes
No34.9%
11,237 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure Q

Brentwood. Open space. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes64.2%
13,819 votes
No35.7%
7,680 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Measure R

Knightsen Town Community Services District. Special tax repeal. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes58.7%
343 votes
No41.2%
241 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder

Top candidate wins seat

Kristin Braun Connelly53.4%
169,622 votes
Vicki Gordon46.5%
147,602 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Antioch City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Tamisha Torres-Walker34.3%
1,467 votes
Joy Motts34.2%
1,464 votes
Diane Gibson-Gray31.3%
1,339 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Antioch City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Monica E. Wilson(incumbent)36.5%
2,619 votes
Lori Ogorchock27.8%
1,995 votes
Shawn Pickett18.5%
1,324 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Brentwood City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Patanisha Davis Pierson37%
1,526 votes
Sinziana Todor28%
1,154 votes
Mark Duke22%
907 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Brentwood City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Tony Oerlemans51.9%
2,190 votes
Holley Bishop-Lopez27.7%
1,170 votes
Jacob Singh20.2%
853 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Clayton City Council

Top candidate wins seat.

Jeff Wan(incumbent)30.5%
2,861 votes
Kim Trupiano24.9%
2,331 votes
Bridget Billeter22.4%
2,099 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Concord Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

Edith "Patti" Barsotti(incumbent)77.3%
24,787 votes
D'Marco J. Anthony22.6%
7,250 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Concord City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Laura Hoffmeister(incumbent)43.2%
3,544 votes
Robert Ring34.1%
2,802 votes
Quinne Anderson22.5%
1,848 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Concord City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Dominic Aliano(incumbent)100%
2,153 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Concord City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Laura Nakamura56%
4,910 votes
Tim McGallian(incumbent)43.9%
3,851 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

El Cerrito City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Carolyn Wysinger37.1%
6,070 votes
Gabriel Quinto(incumbent)35%
5,728 votes
Vanessa Warheit27.7%
4,526 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Hercules City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Dion Bailey(incumbent)42.2%
5,784 votes
Chris Kelley(incumbent)31%
4,246 votes
Pamela Vargas15.9%
2,181 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Martinez Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

Brianne Zorn24.3%
3,859 votes
Sean Trambley23.1%
3,668 votes
Lara E. Delaney22.3%
3,536 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Martinez City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Jay Howard57.7%
1,905 votes
Nakenya Allen42.2%
1,393 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Martinez City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Debbie McKillop(incumbent)50.2%
2,182 votes
Ben Therriault49.7%
2,158 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga Town Council, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

David Shapiro72.2%
4,819 votes
Kendall W. Langan27.7%
1,847 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga Town Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Steve Woehleke(incumbent)51.3%
5,213 votes
Kerry Hillis48.6%
4,943 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Oakley City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Hugh Henderson53.9%
1,060 votes
Rachelle "Shelly" Fitzgerald46%
903 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Oakley City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Shannon Shaw89.6%
1,784 votes
Adam Michael Gerhart10.3%
206 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Orinda City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Latika Malkani23.5%
5,679 votes
Brandyn Iverson19.5%
4,718 votes
Janet Riley18.9%
4,561 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pinole City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Cameron Sasai19.3%
3,216 votes
Anthony L. Tave(incumbent)19%
3,157 votes
Norma Martinez-Rubin(incumbent)15.7%
2,607 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pittsburg City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Shanelle Scales-Preston(incumbent)26.8%
8,817 votes
Dionne Adams23.4%
7,708 votes
Angelica Lopez20.5%
6,767 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pittsburg City Clerk

Top candidate wins seat.

Alice E. Evenson(incumbent)100%
11,834 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pittsburg City Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

Nancy Parent(incumbent)100%
11,859 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Sue Noack(incumbent)29%
6,732 votes
Zac Shess25.5%
5,917 votes
Zhanna Thompson18.5%
4,308 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill Treasurer, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Andrew J. Kalinowski(incumbent)100%
10,109 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Richmond City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Andrew Butt50%
1,921 votes
Cesar Zepeda50%
1,921 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Richmond City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Doria D. Robinson39.6%
1,145 votes
Oscar Garcia31.1%
899 votes
Courtland Corky Boozé29.2%
846 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Richmond City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Soheila Bana67.4%
4,191 votes
Jamin Pursell32.5%
2,027 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

San Ramon Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

David E. "Dave" Hudson(incumbent)48.6%
12,798 votes
Sabina Zafar27.7%
7,302 votes
Dinesh B. Govindarao23.6%
6,209 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

San Ramon City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Mark Armstrong(incumbent)59.2%
4,547 votes
Sara Lashanlo40.7%
3,130 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

San Ramon City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Marisol Rubio64.2%
3,833 votes
Heidi Kenniston-Lee35.7%
2,133 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Walnut Creek City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Matt Francois(incumbent)36.2%
17,819 votes
Cindy Eisley Silva(incumbent)32.8%
16,172 votes
Laura Patch17.8%
8,790 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Walnut Creek Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

Ronald Cassano100%
21,510 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board, Area 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Cherise Marie Khaund(incumbent)57.2%
14,204 votes
Debra Mason(incumbent)20.9%
5,204 votes
A.J. Fardella13.6%
3,380 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board, Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Herbert Lee100%
6,604 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Martinez Unified School District Board, Area 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Yazmin Llamas58.7%
1,233 votes
Marcy Leboeuf41.2%
864 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Sarah G. Butler(incumbent)48.7%
38,656 votes
Lisa L. Disbrow28.2%
22,414 votes
Rupy Krishnan22.9%
18,211 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Mike Maxwell(incumbent)40.4%
30,095 votes
Cheri Calcagno31.6%
23,551 votes
Anaite Letona27.9%
20,798 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Annette Lewis(incumbent)41.2%
24,778 votes
Justin Brown38.3%
23,022 votes
Derek Carson II20.3%
12,220 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

John Swett Unified School District, Board

Top two candidates win seat.

Deborah Anne Brandon(incumbent)42%
2,579 votes
Terri Burk31.9%
1,961 votes
Jerrold "Jerry" Parsons(incumbent)25.9%
1,589 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Emily Prusso(incumbent)19.4%
16,381 votes
Craig Bueno(incumbent)18%
15,193 votes
Steven Drouin15.8%
13,379 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Pittsburg Unified School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Heliodoro "Helio" Moreno(incumbent)21%
5,648 votes
De'Shawn Woolridge(incumbent)20.6%
5,532 votes
Destiny Briscoe19.6%
5,253 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Acalanes Union High School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Jennifer Chen27.2%
36,374 votes
Christopher Severson(incumbent)23.6%
31,638 votes
Nancy Kendzierski(incumbent)23.4%
31,269 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Canyon Elementary School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Sequoia Alba(incumbent)30.3%
100 votes
Adam Rabinovitz(incumbent)26.1%
86 votes
Laura Esperanza Surls(incumbent)22.4%
74 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Lafayette School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Rob Sturm(incumbent)26.1%
9,997 votes
Dave Smith(incumbent)25.3%
9,664 votes
Katy Foreman24.8%
9,502 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Larry Jacobs(incumbent)32.6%
5,364 votes
Martha A. White28%
4,614 votes
Kristin Kraetsch22.2%
3,651 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Orinda Union School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Edda Collins Coleman22.9%
5,360 votes
Eve M. Phillips21.6%
5,046 votes
Katie Shogan21.4%
5,001 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Jesse Vanzee42.1%
6,030 votes
Michelle Sinnott Peterson40.5%
5,794 votes
Jerome Pandell17.2%
2,472 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Walnut Creek School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Aimee Moss(incumbent)25.4%
13,469 votes
Nithin Iyengar(incumbent)24.7%
13,096 votes
Heidi Hernandez Gatty(incumbent)24.2%
12,825 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

West Contra Costa Unified School District, Trustee Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy(incumbent)70.9%
8,898 votes
Olivia Liou29%
3,637 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

West Contra Costa Unified School District, Trustee Area 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Leslie Reckler(incumbent)61.2%
12,674 votes
Patricio Dujan38.7%
8,028 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Antioch Unified School District Board, Area 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Mary Rocha(incumbent)56.5%
2,138 votes
Dominique King43.4%
1,641 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Liberty Union High School District Board, Area 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Susan Wallace57%
3,803 votes
Kristen Romano25.9%
1,734 votes
Dante Ross16.9%
1,133 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Liberty Union High School District Board, Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Sandy McCaslin68.5%
4,748 votes
Darlene B. Weaver31.4%
2,183 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Dublin San Ramon Services District, Division 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Ann Marie Johnson(incumbent)57.6%
4,114 votes
Jim Brady42.3%
3,023 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Diablo Community Services District, Director

Top three candidates win seat.

Gregory R. Lorenz22.9%
322 votes
Jerry Slavonia22.4%
315 votes
Christine Chartier21.9%
308 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District

Top three candidates win seat.

Ashley Porter(incumbent)29.3%
3,623 votes
J. Kevin Graves(incumbent)26.4%
3,262 votes
Bryon Gutow(incumbent)26.3%
3,252 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District

Top three candidates win seat.

Alexandra Aquino-Fike25.8%
2,063 votes
Sarah A. Gough25.7%
2,054 votes
Cassandra Rose Duggan20.8%
1,663 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Kensington Fire Protection District Director

Top three candidates win seat.

Julie Marie Stein(incumbent)31%
2,395 votes
Daniel Levine28.9%
2,230 votes
Jim Watt26%
2,008 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District Director, Division 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Greg Hasler52.5%
1,474 votes
Christopher Young47.4%
1,331 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District Director, Division 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Steven Michael Danziger(incumbent)63%
2,169 votes
Vince Dell'Aquila36.9%
1,273 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District Director, Division 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Mike Roemer50.8%
1,853 votes
Michael Donner(incumbent)49.1%
1,790 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District Director

Top three candidates win seat.

Delano Doss32%
7,868 votes
Marie Bowman(incumbent)25.6%
6,298 votes
Steve Hill (incumbent)22%
5,420 votes

Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

East Bay Municipal Utility District Director, Ward 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Marguerite Young(incumbent)72.1%
17,941 votes
Mark Seedall27.8%
6,909 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

East Bay Municipal Utility District Director, Ward 7

Top candidate wins seat.

April Chan44.8%
2,361 votes
Matt Turner28.6%
1,506 votes
Corina N. Lopez26.5%
1,395 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

Byron Bethany Irrigation District Director, Division 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Milan "Pete" Petrovich54.2%
51 votes
Larry Enos(incumbent)45.7%
43 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

AC Transit District Director, At-Large

Top candidate wins seat.

Joel Young(incumbent)56.1%
201,179 votes
Alfred Twu43.8%
156,898 votes
Updated at 7:18 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Alameda County

Contra Costa Water District Director, Division 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Patt Young(incumbent)53.4%
11,069 votes
Mariah Lauritzen46.5%
9,631 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County

West County Wastewater District Director, Ward 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Cheryl Sudduth(incumbent)69.3%
4,035 votes
Jeffery D. Winter30.6%
1,786 votes
Updated at 6:46 PM PT on December 1, 2022
Contra Costa County
 

Supervisor, District 4

Pleasant Hill Councilmember Ken Carlson and BART Director Debora Allen are competing in the runoff election for the seat currently held by outgoing supervisor Karen Mitchoff. In the June primary, Carlson finished with 26% of the vote to Allen’s 25%, topping the five-candidate field. The Central Contra Costa County district includes Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek.

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

Candidates

Ken Carlson
Pleasant Hill Councilmember / Retired Police Officer
Debora Allen
BART Director / Businesswoman / Financial Officer
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Public Safety

What is your vision for public safety in the county?

Carlson served as a police officer in Concord for nearly three decades, and says officers in the county are simply not equipped to aid residents with mental health or addiction issues. He says social services “have been neglected for way too long,” and has pledged to “realign” county funds to bolster mental health services so that police will not have to respond to mental health crises so frequently. He also wants police to be better trained in “equity and treating people with dignity.” 

Allen says she will advocate for funding to provide body cameras for sheriff’s deputies and to hire additional deputies in the county’s unincorporated areas. Allen says the county should provide more mental health and addiction services but should also “prosecute lower-level crimes.” She touts her history of supporting BART police but was slammed by fellow board members for a comment she made several years ago about how some BART patrons “criminalize themselves” by disobeying the law.

Housing Affordability

What policies would you support to make housing more affordable?

Carlson says the county should be more aggressive in pursuing state housing funds. He points, as a model, to a 484-unit apartment building in Pleasant Hill that was converted to workforce housing through a partnership with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Carlson is also advocating for more supportive housing for the county’s unhoused population.

Allen, who worked in the construction industry before serving in local government, argues that labor agreements with construction unions have “really increased the cost of housing substantially,” and would look into expanding the use of prefabricated units. As a BART board member, Allen opposed legislation allowing the transit agency to approve housing developments on its own land, saying it undermined local authority.

Budget

How would you improve the fiscal health of the county and its budget?

Carlson touts the responsible maintenance of Pleasant Hill’s budget reserve during his tenure on the City Council, and points to his support for investing city sales tax dollars into opening a new library this year. He says as a supervisor, he would push for the county to streamline the permitting process for starting a new business.

Allen says she would focus on bringing more business to the county by spending money to recruit companies. She touts her experience, as a BART board member, in bringing fiscal stewardship to the transit agency.  In that role, she voted against BART’s budget in 2020, arguing the agency had not enacted sufficient cuts amid its massive decline in ridership during the pandemic.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

 

Richmond Mayor

Four candidates are running to replace longtime Richmond Mayor Tom Butt when he's termed out at the end of this year. Richmond's mayor oversees the city’s budget and has one vote as a member of the City Council. The candidates are Councilmember Nathaniel Bates, Vice Mayor Eduardo Martinez, conflict resolution consultant Shawn Dunning and T.V. show host Mark Wassberg.

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

Candidates

Shawn Dunning
Conflict Resolution Specialist
Nat Bates
Richmond Councilmember
Eduardo Martinez
Richmond Councilmember
Mark Wassberg
Filmmaker
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Public Safety

What is your vision for public safety and policing in Richmond?

Dunning says that he supports finding alternative responses to police, but that the process of implementing cuts to police left officers demoralized. Dunning says the city can bring back funding for police and use money from Measure X, a countywide sales tax approved in 2020, to pay for alternative public safety solutions, like community-based groups that can respond to mental health crises.

Bates, who has served as Richmond’s mayor twice in the 1970s, voted against the cuts to the police department as a member of the Richmond City Council. He says the reduced budget left residents vulnerable to catalytic-converter theft as well as violent crime. If elected, Bates vows to increase police staffing.

Martinez voted in 2021 to divert $3 million dollars from the police department to a non-violent crisis response team, social services, and violence prevention programs. Martinez says he’ll continue to build on those efforts through creating more opportunities for youth and by boosting staffing in all city departments.

Wassberg also disagreed with the cuts to the police budget. He blames the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a grassroots group that has endorsed several progressive candidates on the Richmond City Council, for crime in the city. Wassberg, who films violence and photographs crime scenes in the city, says he will use an executive order to bring back police funding.

Public Health and Environment

Richmond residents live near Chevron's Richmond oil refinery, and have an above-average rate of respiratory illnesses. What will you do to address public health and environmental issues in Richmond?

Dunning says more research is needed to determine the cause of local pollution. He says the city can't work toward a solution until it understands what is causing the problem. As mayor, he will order a new study comparing pollution from roadways to pollution from local refineries.

Bates says the mayor and City Council members do not have the authority to compel Chevron to follow environmental or safety laws. As mayor, Bates says he will work with big businesses like Chevron to get more financial support for the city.

Martinez is backed by the Richmond Progressive Alliance, which has worked to reduce the influence of corporate money and fossil fuel corporations on politics. As mayor, he promises to work with the community to draft a Green New Deal — a plan for the city to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Wassberg worked for Chevron for years back in the 2000s as a contractor and auto mechanic, and says the current City Council blames the company for too many of the city’s problems. As mayor he would encourage more fossil fuel companies to come into Richmond in order to create more jobs.

Homelessness

Newly released point-in-time data shows Richmond saw a 90% spike in homelessness from 2019 to 2022. What will you do to address homelessness and housing affordability in Richmond?

Dunning plans to use a program called Haven for Hope in Texas as a model for Richmond. He says Haven for Hope is essentially one big campus where homeless individuals and families can access drug support, mental health counseling, health care, and food all at one central location.

Bates pledges as mayor to identify where Richmond’s homeless population is coming from. He sees this as a regional issue where other cities are shutting down homeless encampments and pushing unhoused people into Richmond. His focus as mayor will be to increase enforcement in order to reduce the number of homeless encampments in Richmond.

Martinez says as mayor he would identify investors or developers who can build low-income and workforce housing on unused and underutilized land in Richmond. On homelessness, Martinez noted that many unhoused people who gain employment lose their jobs after six months, and he says the city must develop a support system to prevent that.

Wassberg blames the Richmond Progressive Alliance for turning the city into what he called a “welfare city.” He says as mayor, he will work around the City Council’s wishes by using an executive order to shut down homeless encampments. He also plans to introduce a pilot program to expand job training and education for people who are unhoused.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

 

Measure P

Should the city of Richmond further limit annual rent increases for rent-controlled units?

The measure would amend the city’s rent-control ordinance to further limit annual rent increases for rent-controlled units to 3%, or 60% of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less — down from the current rate of 5.2%. Passes with a majority vote. Read the full text of Measure P

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

Yes Argument

Wages are not keeping pace with allowable rent increases in Richmond, and renters are struggling to make their payments. Amid the pandemic and recent inflation, renters face enormous economic challenges. Tenants who cannot keep up with their rent are put at risk of displacement or eviction, which increasingly results in homelessness. Measure P is an important safeguard against that. We need policies that are fair to both landlords and tenants. Measure P is a balanced approach that will allow landlords to moderately increase rates each year, but prevent rents from becoming so unaffordable that families are forced from their homes. Everyone deserves safe, healthy and stable housing.

No Argument

The vast majority of Richmond landlords are small mom-and-pop owners, many with immigrant and blue-collar backgrounds. Measure P would prevent them from keeping up with rising costs, and saving for major repairs. Inflation pressure and complicated regulations have already caused many small-scale landlords to sell their properties, often to big corporations — or to just stop renting altogether. Measure P would only exacerbate this situation, while directly hurting renters. Additionally, Richmond has only met 50% of its state-mandated housing targets. That’s in part because the city’s strict rent control and expensive regulations make it financially less feasible to build rental units. Measure P would intensify our housing shortage, make it harder to meet affordable housing targets, and increase rents in the long run.