By Patric Hedlund
There will be no changes on the El Tejon Unified School District Board of Trustees. Two incumbents were reelected November 2. As we go to press, counting continues. So far, Cathy Wallace has received 901 votes (35.26 percent) and Anita Anderson 891 votes (34.87 percent). Malinda Chadwick had 691 votes, with no votes reported yet for write-in candidate Craig Stowell.
Two Southwest Health Care District directors were elected. Janice Keenberg won 897 votes and Michelle Neville took 889 votes. Malinda Chadwick received 587 votes.
The Frazier Park Public Utility District Board will have no changes, as no one challenged the incumbents.
With all 5,618 precincts in the state reporting, the Democratic candidate for governor, Jerry Brown, received 62.92 percent of the vote to Republican Meg Whitman’s 32.26 percent.
For Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom took 58.8 percent of the vote to Republican Abel Maldonado’s 30.64 percent. In the race for Attorney General, Amala Harris (San Francisco County’s District Attorney) took 53.61 percent of the votes against Los Angeles County D.A. Steve Cooley’s 39.17 percent.
Proposition 19, to legalize personal use of marijuana, was defeated with 52.55 percent voting “No” to 47.45 percent voting “Yes.”
Proposition 20, for congressional redistricting by a commission, passed by 56.72 percent. Proposition 21, to give state parks a secure source of financing through an $18 surcharge on vehicle license fees, was defeated, with “No” votes at 56.87 percent.
Voters decided to rein in the state legislature’s ability to take money from local governments by passing Proposition 22 by 57.84 percent. Proposition 23 to suspend pollution control was defeated with 67.57 percent voting “No.”
A measure to repeal tax breaks for corporations was defeated with 54.67 percent voting against Proposition 24. The state’s inability to produce a timely budget may be helped with Prop. 25 passing by 58.13 percent. It allows a simple majority vote to pass the budget. A 2/3 supermajority is still needed to raise taxes.
Proposition 26 was defeated, with 51.55 percent voting against making it harder to raise fees for pollution cleanup and other services. Finally, Prop. 27 failed, with 55.72 percent of voters upholding the citizen’s commission for redistricting.
This is part of the November 05, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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