After the all precincts were reported, the unofficial results of key local races were revealed around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Measure W was steadily defeated; Rachel Hurd, Ken Mintz and Denise Jennison were elected to school board; and Joan Buchanan beat H. Abram Wilson by collecting 53 percent of votes. Jerry McNerney edged ahead of David Harmer by just 121 votes.
The county reported a voter turnout of 42.5 percent, which reports that 226,853 of 533,825 voters cast ballots. Voter turnout is usually lower than in presidential general elections and some had thought that issues like Prop. 19 to legalize marijuana could have helped bring more people to the polls. Historically, the average voter turnout in a gubernatorial since 1914 is 60 percent, with the highest turnout in 1958 with 79.5 percent turnout.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board
Three seats available
102 of 102 precincts reported
Rachel Hurd (I) -- 29.08 percent (17,005 votes)
Denise Jennison -- 25.07 percent (14,645 votes)
John Lane -- 19.26 percent (11,252 votes)
Ken Mintz (I) -- 26.21 percent (15,313 votes)
San Ramon measure that would expand the city's urban growth boundary
32 of 32 precincts reported
Yes -- 28.09 percent (3,334 votes)
No -- 71.91 percent (8,533 votes)
State Assembly District 15
275 of 275 precincts reported
Joan Buchanan (I) -- 52.7 percent (68,643 votes)
H. Abram Wilson -- 47.3 percent (61,714 votes)
11th Congressional District
111 of 111 precincts reported
David Christensen -- 3.11 percent (1,265 votes)
Jerry McNerney (I) -- 47.5 percent (82,124 votes)
David Harmer -- 47.5 percent (82,003 votes)
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Two seats available
103 of 103 precincts reported
Walter Welti -- 13.62 percent (5,565 votes)
Jennifer Gingrass Price -- 29.69 percent (29.69 votes)
Michael Marchi -- 23.76 percent (9,706 votes)
Glenn Umont -- 32.70 percent (13,359 votes)
Contra Costa District Attorney
807 of 807 precincts reported
William "Dan" O'Malley -- 41.90 percent (77,691 votes)
Mark Peterson -- 57.73 percent (107,037 votes)
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