Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.
Here’s some area election results of note.
In San Bernardino, voters dumped charter reform Measure Q. The measure would have removed wage-setting provisions from the city charter to collective bargaining. The city’s police and fire unions easily tubed the measure. The result is a blow to novice Mayor Carey Davis and backers, who put very little effort in support of the measure.
In AD-40, Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman and Businessman Marc Steinorth (R), who downed at least one forest during his mail campaign, easily defeated Kathleen Henry (D) to fill the State Assembly seat vacated by State Senator Mike Morrell .
Termed-out State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R), defeated U.S. Rep. Gloria Negrete-McLeod in the race for San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor. Hagman, who was heavily outspent, by Negrete-McLeod and her union backers, is sending his opponent into an unexpected retirement. The Board of Supervisors, while a non-partisan office, will remain 3-2 republican. No that it means anything these days. Hagman will replace retiring Gary Ovitt.
In Redlands, Former County Supervisor Neil Derry’s attempt at a return to politics was turned back. Derry landed fifth in a field of seven. There were three seats up for grabs. Just over 11,000 ballots were cast.
Chad Mayes, Chief of Staff to San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, easily won election to the State Assembly. Mayes, beat Democrat Karalee Hargrave.
In Orange County, Political Consultant Dave Ellis lost his bid for a seat on the Municipal Water District of Orange County. Ellis came in second behind Satoru Tamaribuchi. The open-seat contest consisted of a field of four candidates.
Highland voters said no to Measure T, which would have allowed city council elections by district.
Former Congressman Joe Baca succumbed to another defeat. Baca lost his bid for Mayor of Fontana. Incumbent Acquanetta Warren easily won reelection.
In SD-34, Janet Nguyen (R) easily defeated Jose Solorio (D) to replace outgoing State Senator Lou Correa (D). Solorio, who was backed by Governor Jerry Brown, beat on Nguyen for alleged receipt of laundered camapign money.
Union-backed candidate Sheila Kuehl narrowly defeated Bobby Shriver, a member of the Kennedy clan, for the Third District Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Kuehl will replace termed-out Zev Yaroslovsky.