November 08, 2012

By Brian W. Carter,

Sentinel Staff Writer

 

It was a night of ups-and-downs as President Obama ultimately defeated the competition in Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. State and local officials also fought for districts and senate seats while propositions and measures were weighed. Some floated to the top while others sank to the bottom.

(As of press time, these were the official results)

U.S. Senate: Dianne Feinstein ahead with 70 percent of the vote  

U.S. Representatives and their new districts:

-U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 43rd District

-U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, 37th District, ahead with 86 percent of the vote

 

State Senate:

-Senator Roderick Wright, 35th District, ahead with 77 percent of the vote

-Senator Carol Liu, 25th District, ahead with 59 percent of the vote

State Assembly:

-Assemblymember Chris Holden, 41st District, ahead with 56 percent of the vote

-Assemblymember Holly Mitch­ell, 54th District, ahead with 83 percent of the vote

-Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, 59th District, ahead with 54 percent of the vote

-Assemblymember Steve Bradford, 62nd District, ahead with 73 percent of the vote

-Assemblymember Isadore Hall, 64th District remains the U.S. State Representative

The propositions and measures won and lost as votes will change the flow of economy and affect our local school districts. Many of the props passed brought an end to unfavorable laws and mandates that have menaced underserved communities:

-Prop. 30 won with 57 percent of the vote  

-Prop. 31 did not pass calling for a change on how the state budget is spent

-Prop. 32 did not pass with 61 percent not in favor of changing union initiatives

-Prop. 33 is a no with 54 percent not in favor auto insurance companies offering questionable discounts

-Prop. 34 is a no with 52 percent in favor of keeping the death penalty

-Prop. 35 wins with a big 81 percent of the vote for harsher penalties for human trafficking

-Prop. 36 also wins with a huge lead of 72 percent sending “the three strikes law” to the dugout

-Prop. 37 loses to 51 percent in favor of not having mandatory labeling of food

-Prop. 38 does not pass with 68 percent not in favor of a general state tax increase

-Prop. 40 wins with a yes of 67 percent in favor of redistricting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: News

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