|Two key races were decided in Tuesday's primary and a third will be settled on Nov. 4 in primary contests outside of the vote by those registered for specific political parties to pick the candidates they want to see in the Nov. 4 General Election.
For the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Scott Haggerty, running unopposed, received 16,793 votes--or 98.5 percent of all of the votes cast in Tuesday's election—to win another four-year term on the county board. He represents District 1, which includes Pleasanton.
Others elected to the county board were Keith Carson of District 5, with 18,466 votes, or 98.5 percent, and Nate Miley in District 4, who received 12,663 votes, or 73.1 percent, over his challenger Steve White, who garnered 4,554 votes, or 26.3 percent. Both Miley and Carson are incumbents.
In the judicial contest, public interest lawyer Dennis Hayashi of Castro Valley and Deputy District Attorney Phil Daly of San Leandro will compete in a runoff election Nov. 4 for an open judge position on the Alameda County Superior Court bench.
Hayashi and Daly were the top two finishers in a four-way race to replace Judge Kenneth ingsbury, who recently retired. But neither received the 50 percent-plus-one vote needed to avoid a runoff.
Hayashi, who's married to state Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Castro Valley), finished first with 42.8 percent of the vote and Daly came in second with 25.7 percent of the vote. But neither received the 50 percent-plus-one vote needed to avoid a runoff.
Runners-up in the judicial contest were State Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge Victoria Kolalowski of Oakland, who finished third with 20.1 percent and criminal defense attorney Dennis Reid of San Leandro, who came in fourth with 10.9 percent.
Voters also elected three board members to serve on the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District--Zone 7. The top candidates who won the three seats available are Sandy Figuers with 8,491 votes, or 26.5 percent; Dale Myers, 7,726 votes, 24.1 percent; and Richard Quigley, 6,163 votes, 19.2 percent.
Runners-up in that contest were Christopher Moore, Steve Mattos, Brooke McKinney, Russell West and Kent McKinney.
- Jeb Bing
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