Updated: 4:30 a.m. Wednesday
100 PERCENT OF PRECINCTS REPORTED
The two state ballot measures affecting property rights and eminent domain have been decided; according to the Secretary of State, Prop. 98 has fallen to defeat; Prop. 99, which was sponsored by the California League of Cities, passed.
Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe won easy reelection; Antonovich issued a victory statement early in the event (included below); the 2nd District Supervisoral seat vacated by Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke will go to either State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas or Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks after a runoff election in November.
In addition, candidates for Congressional and State Senate and Assembly seats are being established along party lines. Candidates representing the Santa Clarita Valley all ran unopposed for their party's nomination.
Of note: Senator Tom McClintock, whose district represented a small portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, won the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District in Northern California where he moved after terming out of his current office. He garnered 53.7 percent of the Republican vote; he will face Democrat Charlie Brown in November, who earned 88 percent of the Democratic vote.
Proposition 98 YES 1,342,655 (39 percent), NO 2,091,890 (61 percent)
Los Angeles County vote: – YES 196,194 (31.6 percent) NO 424,722 (68.4 percent)
Proposition 99 YES 2,129,247 (62.5 percent) NO 1,282,763 (37.5 percent)
Los Angeles County vote: YES 391,517 (63.55 percent) NO 224,581 (36.45 percent)
25th Congressional District
Republican – Howard P. "Buck" McKeon 17,363
Democrat – Jacques Conaway 9,336
38th State Assembly District
Republican – Cameron Smyth 12,681
Democratic – Carole Lutness 9,197
37th State Assembly District
Republican – Audra Strickland 31, 181
Democrat – Ferial Masry 16,711
17th State Senate District
Republican – George Runner 20,578
Democratic – Bruce McFarland 12,942
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Mark Ridley Thomas 56,951
Bernard Parks 50.051
Don Knabe 78,002
Marylou Cabral 19,915
Jay Shah 14,065
Michael D. Antonovich 94,049
Stephen Hinze 25,047
Steve Cooley 327,088
Albert Robles 101,886
Steve Ipsen 79,357
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement on his reelection to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors:
“I want to thank the citizens for this vote of confidence and for the honor and privilege of representing them on the Board of Supervisors.
My office will continue to prioritize public safety and the foster care system. We are streamlining the adoption process and recruiting mentors for our foster children. State legislation must be enacted to raise the age of emancipation for foster children from 18 to 21.
Our County’s mentally ill and homeless require mental health and/or alcohol/drug abuse treatment for them to lead productive lives. The current mental health laws must be changed to provide mandatory treatment.
To meet our regional transit needs, we will fight for cost-effective, at-grade and above ground transit systems – not wasteful subway extensions. Expanding our regional airports in Palmdale and Ontario will provide air travelers an alternative to the over-extended LAX for the future.
We will work to continue the expansion and improvement of our equestrian and hiking trails, parks and nature centers and the enhancing of our County libraries, cultural facilities, gardens and museums.
By encouraging the participation of all our cities, unincorporated communities and town councils, we are finding solutions to our County’s problems and improving the quality of life.
My office will continue to provide our communities with quality, responsive, proactive, constituent service.”