Election Results Certified by County Registrar

ZFA Structural Engineers--The Alameda County Registrar certified the June 7 Primary election results which included the passing of the AUSD-backed school bond measure. The school bond measure, Measure B, was

Election Results Certified by County Registrar

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) Office announced the June 7 Primary Election results have been certified. The final election results were released on Thursday, July 7. There were no major changes in results from the last update on June 15.

Measure B
Measure B, a $298 million facilities bond that will fund repairs and upgrades to Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) schools, was approved by 56.33% of Alameda voters who participated in the June 7 election. The bond will be financed by levying a property tax increase of $45 for each $100,000 of assessed value of real property value.
The measure needed at least 55% Yes votes to pass. In total, 11,425 people voted Yes, while 8,856 voted against the measure.

City educators thanked the Alameda community for approving the school bond measure after the last ROV update (“Updated June Primary Election Results,” June 21).

“We are deeply grateful to the Alameda community for approving this measure,” said AUSD Board of Education President Jennifer Williams. “The state currently provides no funding for facilities for school districts, which means districts have to turn to their local communities to fund even basic repairs and upgrades, never mind constructing new buildings. AUSD students and staff deserve safe, modern, effective learning environments. Our community’s continued support enables us to do that.”

The revenue will be used to fund basic upgrades, including:
• Modernizing classrooms and science labs at the Lincoln and Wood Middle Schools
• Building new gymnasiums at Lincoln, Wood, and Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School
• Upgrading athletic facilities at Alameda High School and Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School, including fields, tracks, and the Emma Hood Pool.
• Replacing the main classroom building at Otis Elementary School
• Improving both Kofman Auditorium and the Little Theater at Alameda High School, as well as performance spaces at Encinal
• Modernizing classrooms in the Industrial Building and West Wing at Alameda High School
• Replacing out-of-date plumbing to save water and improve water quality, and outdated heating/cooling systems for energy efficiency and safe air quality
• Making essential upgrades to earthquake safety and school security

Alameda County Board of Supervisor District 3
Rebecca Kaplan and Lena Tam are officially scheduled for a runoff in the November General Election. Kaplan, the Oakland City Councilmember, received 41.04% (20,150 votes) of the final vote in the race for Wilma Chan’s former seat. Tam, the former City of Alameda Vice Mayor, received 28.13% (13,823 people) of the final vote. Candidates needed at least 50% of the vote to win the election outright. Without the 50% majority the top two vote-getters will compete in a runoff in the General Election in November.

Alameda County District Attorney
Pamela Price and Terry Wiley will also have a runoff in the November election for the Alamea County District Attorney position. Price, a civil right attorney, finished with 43.23% (117,280) of the vote, while Wiley, who currently works in the District Attorney’s Office, finished with 27.13% (73,595) of the vote.

The two are competing for the position currently filled by Nancy O’Malley, who announced she was retiring.

The last update on June 15 showed Price had 43.20% (116,907) of total votes., while Wiley received 27.14% (73,454) of votes.

Alameda County Sheriff/Coroner
Challenger Yesenia Sanchez won the race for the Alameda County Sheriff-Coroner position over incumbent Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern. Ahern conceded after the June 15 update showed Sanchez was well over the 50% threshold. Sanchez finished with 52.84% (141,763) of the votes. Ahern received 31.22% (83,777) of the final votes.

“The voters of Alameda County have spoken,” said Sanchez to multiple news organizations. “They yearn for a Sheriff who will bring reform, transparency, and accountability to the Office. I hear these calls loud and clear."

Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
Alysse Castro is the new Alameda County Superintendent. Castro, the challenger, has 53.17% (130,558) of the final vote, while incumbent L.K. Monroe has 46.83% (114,976) of votes. The vote percentage remains the same as the previous update.

Currently, Castro is the executive director of county schools for San Francisco Unified.

Alameda County voters heavily used the mail-in ballot option in the June 7 election. Of the 308,909 people who voted, 296,805 voted by mail, while just 12,104 voted at a polling station on Election Day.