The 2022 Midterm elections are here, and there were a lot of ballots to fill from the national to municipal races with influential positions available throughout Southern California.
With so many spots being voted on, below are some of the most popular elections relevant to the City of Oxnard.
California’s largest city, Los Angeles, has selected Rick Caruso as mayor over Karen Bass.
The Oxnard City Council results are in with Bert E. Perello taking the win in District 1 with 2,853 votes. His term will last four years expiring in Nov. 2026. Below are the candidates who Perello went up against Christopher P. Arevalo, Douglas Dean Partello and Eduardo Q. Huerta.
Gabriel Teran wins the vote over Tai Hartley for Oxnard City Council (District 2) with 1,761 votes.
Gabriela Basua has won in District 5 with 1,211 votes. The candidates who Basua went up against were Armando Piña and Lawrence Paul Stein.
For those curious about the future of their children in the public school system, California voters have decided who they want as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Tony Thurmond wins the popular vote with 80,953 votes and has been re-elected for another term.
Lance Christensen went against incumbent Thurmond in the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. Thurmond wants to hire 10,000 mental health counselors. Christensen says he would hire a Parent Advocate to be the liaison between parents and the state’s department of education. Both candidates have kids who are enrolled in the California public school system.
As for Oxnard School District Area 5, Rose Gonzales takes the majority votes with 1,576 votes against Debra Medina Cordes.
Governor’s Race
California State Senator Brian Dahle (R), who represents the state’s first district, has lost against California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) with 83,276. Newsom was elected in 2019, beating out John H. Cox and has served as the state’s governor since then despite an attempted recall in 2021. There have been some rumors that he may run for president in 2024, however Newsom has vowed first to finish out his term. Dahle has served in the State Senate since 2019, prior to that he was a member of the California State Assembly.
U.S. House of Representatives
Members of the House of Representatives are elected every two years, and there are no term limits. California has the most representatives in the House with 52, and every seat was open to be filled. Specifically in District 26, Julia Brownley (Incumbent – D) and Matt Jacobs (R) went head to head with Brownley winning the vote with 65,489 votes.
California State Assembly
California State Assembly members serve two-year terms with 12-year term limits. All 80 spots in the state Assembly were up for grabs. California’s Assembly is majority Democrat, with 60 representatives from the Democratic Party, and only 19 from the Republican Party. Chad Mayes, who represents the 42nd District in the Inland Empire, is the Assembly’s only Independent, however his 12-year term limit ends this year.
Steve Bennett (D) wins by majority vote in District 38 with 41,958 votes against Cole Brocato (R).
California Propositions
Californians went out to the polls to weigh in on multiple issues. For the propositions, voters have decided on everything from making abortion a fundamental right for Californians to selecting who holds the power over sports gambling.
Below are the results for each proposition.
Proposition 1
The right to an abortion could be considered the biggest issue facing voters across not only the county but the country. Due to the blockbuster decision by the U.S. Supreme Court back in June to overturn Roe v. Wade, each state in the country has the option to decide if they want to ban abortion.
While many states have moved to restrict abortions, California voters have chosen to put into place a measure that goes in the opposite direction by making it a fundamental state right with 92,738 votes.
Proposition 26 & 27
The attempts to legalize sports betting in California through the heavy publication of constant television ads airing all across the state can finally come to an end since the majority of voters have voted against proposition 26 with 107,400 votes and even heavier against proposition 27 with 127,654 votes in the November election.
Proposition 26 would have legalized sports gambling in-person and proposition 27 would have legalized sports betting online.
Proposition 28
This proposition addresses setting aside dedicated funds from the State’s budget to guarantee that all public school students have access to high-quality arts and music programs. According to the votes, most people have decided the state should allocate funding for these programs with 88,868 votes. The funding would not be secured through an additional tax, but rather through a legislative requirement.
Proposition 29
For the third time, California voters were asked to decide on a measure to regulate dialysis clinics across the state. Voters voted against it with 104,111 votes. This measure would have amended state health code to require dialysis clinics to have a licensed medical professional on-site during treatment. It would have also established other state requirements on clinics.
Proposition 30
The claim behind California’s Proposition 30 was that increasing tax on the wealthy would improve the environment by adding funds for wildfire management and electric vehicle infrastructure. Majority voters chose against this with 93,098 votes.
Proposition 31
In 2020, California passed a law banning the sale of some flavored tobacco products. In this November vote the majority has selected to uphold the existing state law that bans the sale of flavored Tobacco products to anyone under 21 years of age with 91,743 votes.
The numbers shown here are preliminary results as of closing of deadlines for Vida Newspaper. The final results are subject to change.
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