The Capistrano Dispatch

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UPDATED: 11 a.m., Nov. 9.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CITY COUNCIL

DISTRICT 1:
Sergio Farias: 608 or 58.3 percent
Nathan Banda: 435 or 41.7 percent
(2 of 2 precincts have complete reporting)

DISTRICT 5:
Brian Maryott: 1,501 or 44.3 percent
Mechelle Lawrence Adams: 870 or 25.7 percent
Larry Kramer: 549 or 16.2 percent
Ronda Mottl: 324 or 9.6 percent
Jim Schneider: 118 or 3.5 percent
Robert Parks: 29 or .9 percent
(7 of 7 precincts have completed reporting)

CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (CUSD)

CUSD, TRUSTEE AREA 1 (One seat available)
Amy Hanacek (Incumbent): 7,970 or 59.2 percent
Wendy Shrove: 5,504 or 40.8 percent
(35 of 35 precincts reporting)

CUSD, TRUSTEE AREA 2 (One seat available)
Jim Reardon (Incumbent): 11,396 or 80.5 percent
Gould Workman: 2,757 or 19.5 percent
(35 of 35 precincts reporting)

CUSD, TRUSTEE AREA 3 (One seat available)
Patricia Holloway: 8,388 or 57.1 percent
Laura Ferguson: 6,313 or 42.9 percent
(24 of 24 precincts reporting)

CUSD, TRUSTEE AREA 5 (One seat available)
Gary Pritchard (Incumbent): 6,303 or 52.4 percent
Jake M. Vollebregt: 5,735 or 47.6 percent
(34 of 34 precincts reporting)

MEASURE M
Capistrano Unified School District, Classroom Repair and School Safety Measure, aka the $889 million school improvements bond.
Yes: 51,116 or 44.6 percent
No: 63,577 or 55.4 percent
(210 of 210 precincts reporting)

SOUTH COAST WATER DISTRICT (three candidates elected)
Rick Erkeneff (Incumbent: 4,513 or 19.8 percent
Wayne Rayfield (Incumbent): 4,357 or 19.2 percent
Douglas Erdman: 4,146 or 18.2 percent
Robert “Bob” Moore: 3,478 or 15.3 percent
Bob Oakley: 3,414 or 15 percent
Julie Simer: 2,838 or 12.5 percent
(26 of 26 precincts reporting)

MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT OF ORANGE COUNTY (MWDOC), DIVISION 7 (One seat available)
Megan Yoo Schneider: 33,690 or 42.2 percent
Raymond C. Miller: 16,724 or 21 percent
Evan Chaffee: 16,206 or 20.3 percent
Richard Gardner: 13,169 or 16.5 percent
(200 of 200 precincts reporting)

SANTA MARGARITA WATER DISTRICT (Three seats available)
Betty Olson (Incumbent): 28,149 or 32.5 percent
Charles “Chuck” Gibson (Incumbent): 26,530 or 30.6 percent
Charley Wilson (Incumbent): 24,182 or 27.9 percent

Stanislaw Dziecielski: 7,752 or 9 percent
(90 of 90 precincts reporting)

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (SOCCCD)

SOCCCD TRUSTEE AREA 3 (One seat available)
Barbara “Bobbie” Jay (Incumbent): 77,511 or 35.1 percent
Peter J. Espinosa: 60,604 or 27.5 percent
Kimberly Clark: 44,976 or 20.4 percent
Gary V. Miller: 37,661 or 17.1 percent
(534 of 534 precincts reporting)

SOCCCD TRUSTEE AREA 6 (One seat available)
James “Jim” R. Wright (Incumbent): 133,009 or 62.5 percent
Mike Dalati: 79,912 or 37.5 percent
(534 of 534 precincts reporting)

SOCCCD TRUSTEE AREA 4, SHORT-TERM (One seat available)
Terri Whitt (Incumbent): 74,553 or 35 percent
John Alpay: 71,928 or 33.8 percent
Jim Leach: 66,572 or 31.2 percent
(534 of 534 precincts reporting)

STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 73 (One seat available)
William (Bill) Brough (Incumbent): 102,729 or 68.6 percent
Mesbah Islam: 46,950 or 31.4 percent
(296 of 296 precincts reporting)

U.S. SENATE (One seat available)
Kamala D. Harris: 4,857,345 or 63 percent
Loretta L. Sanchez: 2,911,570 or 37 percent
(99 percent of precincts reporting)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 49 (One seat available)
Darrell Issa (Incumbent): 93,684 or 51 percent
Doug Applegate: 89,704 or 49 percent
(100 percent of precincts reporting)

MAJOR BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

57: To allow “non-violent” felons more opportunities for parole per Supreme Court mandate.
Yes: 5,496,189 or 64 percent
No: 3,147,995 or 36 percent
(99 percent of precincts reporting; Yes is projected by the AP)

61: To require the state to purchase prescription drugs at Department of Veterans Affairs prices.
Yes: 3,929,219 or 46 percent
No: 4,566,563 or 54 percent
(99 percent of precincts reporting)

62: To repeal the death penalty.
Yes: 3,967,947 or 46 percent
No: 4,646,381 or 54 percent
(99 percent of precincts reporting)

63: To require background checks for ammunition sales and other regulations.
Yes: 5,446,337 or 63 percent
No: 3,250,491 or 37 percent
(99 percent of precincts reporting.)

64: To legalize recreational marijuana
Yes: 4,952,476 or 56 percent
No: 3,920,303 or 44 percent
(75 percent of precincts reporting. Yes is projected to win by the AP)

65 and 67: To uphold single-use plastic bag ban and where to allocated funds. Whichever measure earned more votes, wins.

Yes on 67 (sends funds back to grocery stores, approved by environmentalists): 4,447,493 or 52 percent

Yes on 65 (funded by plastic bag manufacturers): 3,825,163

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