November 4th Election Results

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Candidates and ballot measures supported by 721 members did very well on the November 4th election: 79% of the endorsed candidates and ballot measures won and we won in 84% in the races that we represent workers!

Many of the candidates are incumbents who were expected to be easily reelected, but 721 members made a difference in close races and made history. Following up on the June Election where former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis won a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, last week’s election saw former State Senator Sheila Kuehl win a seat on the Board.  In the cities of Hemet, Oxnard, Santa Ana, and Santa Paula – SEIU 721 members elected enough labor-friendly candidates to have a majority of support on their respective city councils. This should help make a difference with our negotiations, advocating for public services and improving the quality of life for all working families.

The election results were the result of hosting dozens of member engagement town halls, phone banks, precinct walking, voting with and sharing our slate mailers with our families and friends. SEIU 721 staff and members completed more than 500 volunteer shifts!
See below for a complete list of the election results for 721 endorsed candidates and measures.

721 Endorsed Campaigns

Federal Races:

Lois Capps for Congressional District 24 – Won
Julia Brownley for Congressional District 26 – Won
Judy Chu for Congressional District 27 – Won
Adam Schiff for Congressional District 28 – Won
Tony Cardenas for Congressional District 29 – Won
Brad Sherman for Congressional District 30 – Won
Grace Napolitano for Congressional District 32 – Won
Ted Lieu for Congressional District 33 – Won
Xavier Becerra for Congressional District 34 – Won
Norma Torres for Congressional District 35 – Won
Raul Ruiz for Congressional District 36 – Won
Karen Bass for Congressional District 37 – Won
Linda Sanchez for Congressional District 38 – Won
Lucille Roybal-Allard for Congressional District 40 – Won
Mark Takano for Congressional District 41 – Won
Maxine Waters for Congressional District 43 – Won
Janice Hahn for Congressional District 44 – Won
Loretta Sanchez for Congressional District 46 – Won
Alan Lowenthal for Congressional District 47 – Won

Statewide Races:

Jerry Brown for Governor – Won
Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor – Won
John Chiang for State Treasurer – Won
Betty Yee for State Controller – Won
Alex Padilla for Secretary of State – Won
Kamala Harris for Attorney General – Won
Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction – Won
Dave Jones for State Insurance Commissioner – Won
Fiona Ma for Board of Equalization, Seat 2 – Won
Jerome Horton for Board of Equalization, Seat 4 – Won

Statewide Ballot Propositions:

Neutral on Proposition 1 (Water Bond Funding for Water Quality, Supply, Treatment and Storage Projects) – Passed
Neutral on Proposition Prop 2 (State Budget Stabilization Account) – Passed
No on Proposition 45 (Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes) – Defeated
No on Proposition 46 (Drug & Alcohol Testing of Doctors/Medical Malpractice) – Defeated
Yes on Proposition 47 (Criminal Sentences/Misdemeanor Penalties) – Passed
Neutral on Proposition 48 (Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts) – Defeated

State Senate Races:

Bob Hertzberg for Senate District 18 – Won
Connie Leyva for Senate District 20 – Won
Ed Hernandez for Senate District 22 – Won
Kevin de Leon for Senate District 24 – Won
No Endorsement for Senate District 26
Holly Mitchell for Senate District 30 – Won
Tony Mendoza for Senate District 32 – Won
Jose Solorio for Senate District 34 – Lost

State Assembly Races:

Steve Fox for Assembly District 36 – Lost
Das Williams for Assembly District 37 – Won
No Recommendation for Assembly District 38
Raul Bocanegra for Assembly District 39 – Too close to call
No Recommendation for Assembly District 40
Chris Holden for Assembly District 41 – Won
Mike Gatto for Assembly District 43 – Won
Jacqui Irwin for Assembly District 44 – Won
Matt Dababneh for Assembly District 45 – Won
Adrin Nazarian for Assembly District 46 – Won
Roger Hernandez for Assembly District 48 – Won
Ed Chau for Assembly District 49 – Won
Richard Bloom for Assembly District 50 – Won
Jimmy Gomez for Assembly District 51 – Won
Freddie Rodriguez for Assembly District 52 – Won
Miguel Santiago for Assembly District 53 – Won
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for Assembly District 54 – Won
Gregg Fritchle for Assembly District 55 – Lost
Eduardo Garcia for Assembly District 56 – Won
Ian Calderon for Assembly District 57 – Won
Cristina Garcia for Assembly District 58 – Won
Reggie Jones-Sawyer for Assembly District 59- Won
Jose Medina for Assembly District 61 – Won
Autumn Burke for Assembly District 62 – Won
Anthony Rendon for Assembly District 63 – Won
Prophet Walker for Assembly District 64 – Lost
Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly District 65 – Lost
Al Muratsuchi for Assembly District 66 – Lost
Tom Daly for Assembly District 69 – Won
Patrick O’Donnell for Assembly District 70 – Won

Los Angeles County Races:

Sheila Kuehl for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Seat 3 – Won
Jeffrey Prang for Los Angeles County Assessor – Won
Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff- Won
Dayan Mathai, Superior Court, Seat 61 – Lost
Andrew Stein, Superior Court, Seat 87 – Lost
Jeff Ebenstein for West Basin Municipal Water District – Lost
Gloria D. Gray for West Basin Municipal Water District – Won

Orange County Races:

David Benavides for Santa Ana City Council – Won
Michele Martinez for Santa Ana City Council – Won
Sal Tinajero for Santa Ana City Council – Won
Valerie Amezcua for Santa Ana Unified School District – Won
John Palacio for Santa Ana Unified School District – Won
Yes on Santa Ana City Measure AA (utility user tax) – Passed

Riverside County Races:

Adam Rush for Eastvale City Council – Won
Linda Krupa for Hemet City Council – Won
K. Paul Raver for Hemet City Council – Won
Troy Strange for Indio City Council – Won
Gwendolyn Cross for Moreno Valley City Council District 4 – Lost
Madelene Muntz for Moreno Valley City Council District 2 – Lost
Juliann Anderson for Riverside Community College District 4 – Lost
I. Angelov Farooq for Riverside Community College District 5 – Lost
San Jacinto: Yes on Measure CC – Failed

San Bernardino County Races:

Gloria Negrete McLeod for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Seat 3 – Lost
Kareem Gongora for Fontana School Board – Lost

Santa Barbara County Races:

Amy Lopez for Santa Maria City Council – Lost

Ventura County Races:

Jay Lewitt for Las Virgenes Water District – Won
David Pollock for Moorpark City Council – Won
Bryan MacDonald for Oxnard Mayor – Lost
Steve Huber for Oxnard City Council – Won
Carmen Ramirez for Oxnard City Council – Won
Jason Hodge for Oxnard Harbor District – Won
Jess Herrera for Oxnard Harbor District – Won
Mary Anne Rooney for Oxnard Harbor District -Won
Kerry Cleric for Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District – Lost
Ellis Green for Port Hueneme City Council – Lost
Jenny Crosswhite for Santa Paula City Council – Won
Ginger Gherardi for Santa Paula City Council – Won
John Procter for Santa Paula City Council – Won
Randy Nemecek for Simi Valley City Council – Lost
Andy Fox for Thousand Oaks City Council – Won
Wes Davis for Ventura County Community College Board – Lost
City of Ventura: Yes on Measure D – Passed

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