California District 8

    Here are the semi-official results in the San Bernardino County Elections, with an emphasis on those races of most important to the City of San Bernardino, the focus of this site:

    These are semi-official results from the November 6, 2012 statewide General Election, which as you may know, coincided with a national presidential election.

    These numbers are from the San Bernardino Registrar of  Voters stats updated at 6:05 a.m. on November 7, 2012.  They will be next updated at 5 p.m.

    Starting with Congress, in Congressional District 8,  Paul Cook appears to have bested Gregg Imus in San Bernardino County 58.15 percent to 41.86 percent with 133,948 votes counted.  According to the Secretary of State (since there are non-San Bernardino County votes in the district (including Mono and Inyo, Paul Cook won by 57.6 percent (82,653 votes), to Gregg Imus’ 42.4 percent (60,732), as of 6:19 a.m.

    In District 31, the Republican-on-Republican violence has ended, with Representative Gary Miller (R-Brea/Diamond-Bar) officially becoming Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).  Gary Miller has garnered 68,892 votes so far, for 55.19 percent of the vote, and Bob Dutton getting 55,940 votes at 44.81 percent of the vote.  We’ll look at the implications of this race on the future of San Bernardino politics later.

    In District 35, the battle between local Democrats Gloria Negrete McLeod appears to have defeated Working Joe Baca.  In San Bernardino County, the vote count is currently 46,627 (53.96 percent) to Joe Baca’s 39,788 (46.04 percent).   The Secretary of State has it as Gloria Negrete McLeod at 60,866 votes (55.7 percent), to Joe Baca’s 48,385 (44.3 percent), with 100 percent reporting.  Congressional District 35 has precincts in both Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

    Mike Morrell, the Republican candidate has beaten Democrat Russ Warner, by more than 2,000 votes, 51,954 to 49,104 votes.  The contest was for the 40th Assembly District.

    The Baca family misfortune continued with Cheryl R. Brown handily defeating Rialto Council member Joe Baca Jr. for State Assembly District 47.  This district is completely in San Bernardino County, with Cheryl Brown winning 40,871 votes (56.2 percent), and Joe Baca, Jr. winning 31,811 votes (43.8 percent).

    In the San Bernardino Community College District, Gloria Macias Harrison was the big winner with 52,160 votes (16.10 percent), with John Longville, an incumbent, winning the second of four at-large seats, with 42,411 votes (13.09 percent).  The third position goes to Kathleen Henry with 38,344 votes (11.84 percent), whose ballot designation is educator.  In fourth is Nick Zumbos, with 33,573 votes, barely edging out incumbent John Futch, who had 32,490 votes.  That means that one incumbent, John Longville, was reelected, while John Futch, Jess Vizcaino, Jr., and Carleton W. Lockwood, Jr. all lost. Further, with James Ramos winning the Third District Supervisor race, the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees is going to look very different.

    Which brings us to the County Supervisor races.  Of course, Josie Gonzales was not on the ballot, having won the primary in June. In the Third District County Supervisor’s Race, Neil Derry lost decisively to James C. Ramos.  Ramos won 53,653 votes (59.09 percent) to incumbent and former San Bernardino City Council member Neil Derry’s 37,143 votes (40.91 percent).  In the First District, which is generally the desert portions of San Bernardino County, a tighter race between Rick Roelle and Robert A. Lovingood.  Lovingood won 38,640 votes (51.22 percent of the vote) to Rick Roelle’s 36,798 votes (48.78 percent).

    In San Bernardino’s sister cities, briefly, Eileen Gomez was reelected as City Clerk handily, only a single candidate was running for City Treasurer, Aurerlio De La Torre, Frank J. Navarro beat Vincent Yzaguirre for Colton City Council District 3, Deirdre H. Bennett won handily in a three person race in District 5 (64.05 percent), and Isaac Suchil won in District 6.

    In Grand Terrace, two new faces appear to have won City Council seats, Sylvia A. Robles, and Jackie Mitchell, with incumbent Darcy McNaboe winning reelection.  Though it is close, it appears that incumbent Lee Ann Garcia has lost, coming in fourth for three seats, by a margin of less than 200 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

    In Highland, both incumbents, John Timmer and Penny Lilburn were reelected, leaving the status quo in the City of Highland.   In Redlands, Mayor Pete Aguilar was resoundingly reelected, with 9,171 votes, 27.24 percent of the total in a seven person race for two seats.  Former Mayor Pat Gilbreath was returned to the Council, coming in second with 6,651 votes, a little less than 500 votes for then next highest vote-getter.  City Clerk stayed the same, and Robert Dawes was elected City Treasurer resoundingly in a three person race., winning 61.81 percent of the votes (10,792).

    In Rialto, Deborah Robertson defeated Ed Scott, and Shawn P. O’Connell  and Ed Palmer were elected to City Council. City Clerk and City Treasurer ran in Soviet-style one person elections.

    Of interest, in the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District election for Division 2, Gil Navarro beat George Aguilar 8,755 votes to 7,049.

    San Bernardino City Unified School District Measure N, a bond measure, won overwhelmingly,  with 69.60 percent of the vote, needing 55 percent for passage.

    Lastly, Measure Q, put on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors as sort of a poison pill against the citizen initiative Measure R, received more votes than Measure R.  Measure Q received 269,973 votes out of 400,522 votes (67.41 percent), with Measure R receiving receiving 256,014 votes out of 398,468 cast (64.25 percent).

    Measure V in Rialto passed.

    There was a letter to the editor of the Sun regarding the California 8th Congressional District and writing in a name.  It may be a protest vote, but it will not count.   In the top-two primary nomination for the general election system, the California Secretary of State has this frequently asked question and answer:

    Can independent or write-in candidates for voter-nominated offices run in the general election?

    No. All candidates, including candidates who would have used the former independent nomination process, are allowed to run for a voter-nominated office in a primary election. All primary candidates for an office are listed on a single ballot, and only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election will move on to the general election.

    Write-in candidates for voter-nominated offices can still run in the primary election. However, a write-in candidate can only move on to the general election if the candidate is one of the top two vote-getters in the primary election.

    Candidates running for the office of U.S. President, however, can run in the general election as either a Presidential Elector using the independent nomination process or a Presidential Elector write-in candidate.


    However, in local elections, certified write-ins can be elected if they follow the process, as long as it is not a run-off (such in a City of San Bernardino general election).  There was recent news that bona fide certified write-in candidate has qualified for City of Redlands City Clerk, but I have not seen too many specifics, and once again, it is outside the purview of this blog.  I’ll leave that to the general San Bernardino County blogs.

    UPDATE (11/7/2012): Looking for the November 6, 2012 Election Results for San Bernardino County?: Click here:


    Here are the unofficial results, as of 1:46 a.m. today, of the 2012 Primary for the County of San Bernardino.  I have omitted the propositions, U.S. Senate and the primary votes.
    “Winners” are in bold (most of the races are part of California’s top two primary, where the top two vote-getters go on to the general.  The same is true of the Supervisor primaries, except if someone wins a majority, they don’t hold a general election).  If the district is in more than one county, I didn’t show the winners.

    The short version:  Gregg Imus versus Paul Cook in CD8, Bob Dutton versus Gary Miller in CD31, Gloria Negrete McCloud versus Joe Baca (Senior) in CD35, Josie Gonzales wins as 5th District Supervisor, Neil Derry and James Ramos in the 3rd District General Election in November, and Robert Lovingood versus Rick Roelle in the 1st District General Election.
    Congress 8th (San Bernardino County only, district includes Inyo and Mono)
    836/836 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    JOSEPH D. NAPOLITANO    760    1.20%
    ANTHONY ADAMS    2,168    3.44%
    DENNIS L. ALBERTSEN    618    0.98%
    GREGG IMUS    9,381    14.87%
    ANGELA VALLES    3,843    6.09%
    PHIL LIBERATORE    9,064    14.37%
    BILL JENSEN    1,488    2.36%
    BRAD MITZELFELT    7,390    11.71%
    RYAN MCEACHRON    2,370    3.76%
    JACKIE CONAWAY    8,748    13.87%
    PAUL COOK    10,253    16.25%
    GEORGE T. CRAIG    1,040    1.65%
    JOHN PINKERTON    5,964    9.45%
    Total    63,087    100.00%

    Congress 27th (Mostly Los Angeles)
    21/21 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    BOB DURAN    1,622    30.54%
    JACK ORSWELL    1,860    35.02%
    JUDY CHU    1,829    34.44%
    Total    5,311    100.00%

    Congress 31st
    439/439 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    PETE AGUILAR    12,016    22.82%
    BOB DUTTON    13,088    24.86%
    RENEA WICKMAN    3,446    6.54%
    RITA RAMIREZ-DEAN    2,966    5.63%
    JUSTIN KIM    7,083    13.45%
    GARY G. MILLER    14,057    26.70%
    Total    52,656    100.00%

    Congress 35th
    239/239 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    ANTHONY W. VIEYRA    4,301    18.97%
    GLORIA NEGRETE MCLEOD    7,702    33.98%
    JOE BACA    10,666    47.05%
    Total    22,669    100.00%

    Congress 39th (Mostly Orange and Los Angeles)
    32/32 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    ED ROYCE    4,589    67.63%
    D’MARIE MULATTIERI    242    3.57%
    JAY CHEN    1,954    28.80%
    Total    6,785    100.00%

    State Senator District 21 (Mostly Los Angeles)
    165/165 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    STEVE KNIGHT    17,454    68.91%
    STAR MOFFATT    7,875    31.09%
    Total    25,329    100.00%

    State Senator District 23 (includes Riverside County)
    622/622 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    MELISSA RUTH O’DONNELL    21,135    36.33%
    BILL EMMERSON    37,043    63.67%
    Total    58,178    100.00%

    State Senator District 25 (Mostly Los Angeles County)
    42/42 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    GILBERT V. GONZALES    4,841    58.63%
    AMEENAH FULLER    702    8.50%
    CAROL LIU    2,714    32.87%
    Total    8,257    100.00%

    State Senator District 29 (includes  Los Angeles and Orange County)
    31/31 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    ROBERT ”BOB” HUFF    4,583    69.31%
    GREG DIAMOND    2,029    30.69%
    Total    6,612    100.00%

    State Assembly District 33
    548/548 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    TIM DONNELLY    21,081    51.65%
    WILLIAM E. ”BILL” JAHN    7,767    19.03%
    JOHN COFFEY    11,964    29.31%
    Total    40,812    100.00%

    State Assembly District 36 (Mostly Los Angeles County)
    10/10 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    RON SMITH    959    42.81%
    STEVE FOX    585    26.12%
    TOM LACKEY    696    31.07%
    Total    2,240    100.00%

    State Assembly District 40
    341/341 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    RUSS WARNER    16,066    42.11%
    MIKE MORRELL    22,083    57.89%
    Total    38,149    100.00%

    State Assembly District 41 (Mostly Los Angeles County)
    55/55 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    VICTORIA RUSNAK    1,635    14.21%
    CHRIS HOLDEN    1,521    13.22%
    MICHAEL A. CACCIOTTI    1,328    11.54%
    ED COLTON    3,224    28.02%
    DONNA LOWE    3,800    33.02%
    Total    11,508    100.00%

    State Assembly District 42 (Includes Riverside County)
    150/150 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    MARK ANTHONY OROZCO    4,710    36.08%
    BRIAN NESTANDE    8,343    63.92%
    Total    13,053    100.00%

    State Assembly District 47
    283/283 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    JOE BACA JR.    9,064    41.96%
    CHERYL R. BROWN    6,307    29.20%
    THELMA E. BEACH    1,406    6.51%
    JEANE ENSLEY    4,825    22.34%
    Total    21,602    100.00%

    State Assembly District 52 (includes Los Angeles County)
    149/149 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    PAUL VINCENT AVILA    2,207    14.35%
    RAY MOORS    1,090    7.09%
    KENNY COBLE    6,371    41.43%
    NORMA J. TORRES    5,711    37.14%
    Total    15,379    100.00%

    State Assembly District 55 (includes Los Angeles and Orange County)
    31/31 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    CURT HAGMAN    4,825    72.44%
    GREGG D. FRITCHLE    1,836    27.56%
    Total    6,661    100.00%

    County Supervisor – 1st District
    346/346 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    JERMAINE WRIGHT SR.    2,402    7.77%
    MICHAEL ORME    2,506    8.10%
    ROBERT A. LOVINGOOD    6,492    20.99%
    RICK ROELLE    6,092    19.69%
    BOB SMITH    4,479    14.48%
    BRET L. HENRY    4,620    14.94%
    RUSSELL E. ”RUSS” BLEWETT    4,342    14.04%
    Total    30,933    100.00%

    County Supervisor – 3rd District
    480/480 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    NEIL DERRY    13,926    32.84%
    JAMES C. RAMOS    19,898    46.92%
    JIM BAGLEY    8,586    20.25%
    Total    42,410    100.00%

    County Supervisor – 5th District
    248/248 100.00%
    Vote Count    Percent
    JOSIE GONZALES    11,375    62.84%
    JOHN TAACK    4,435    24.50%
    SILVIA J. MARROQUIN    2,291    12.66%
    Total    18,101    100.00%