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Latest election results: Measure E in a strong position, Alex Lee and Lily Mei lead in Assembly and Senate races

Votes are still being counted from Tuesday night’s primary election, but we’ve got some current numbers to report regarding the contests that pertain to Milpitas… 

 

Measure E 

Measure E – the parcel tax that would provide funding to the Milpitas Unified School District – appears poised to pass, with 74.6% of residents voting “yes” so far. This measure would renew the annual $84 parcel tax for another 8 years, and provide MUSD with $1.6 million a year. These funds would be used toward maintaining STEAM programs, enhancing reading and writing programs, and bringing on high-qualified teachers. It needs ⅔ of the vote, or 66.67%, to pass. 

 

Assembly District 25 

In the Assembly District 25 race, current Assemblymember Alex Lee has a strong lead over the pack, with 39% of the vote. 

The numbers for Republican Bob Brunton and past Assemblymember Kansen Chu have been close since votes started coming in last night. Chu was ahead of Brunton briefly, but has at press time fallen to third place. Brunton has 21.8% of the vote, while Chu is at 18.1%. Fremont City Councilmember Teresa Keng is currently in fourth, with 10.9% of the vote; and San Jose City Councilmember Lan Diep is last with 9.1%. 

The top two who win this race will face off on the November ballot.

Assembly District 25 covers Fremont, Newark, Milpitas, and parts of San Jose.   

 

Senate District 10 

For the State Senate District 10 seat, which current Senator Bob Wieckowski will vacate after terming out this year, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is on top with 35.4% of the vote. 

Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is in second place with 25.2%. 

Paul Pimentel, a business owner and pastor, is in third with 22.4% of the vote. 

The last three candidates trail substantially behind: Jamal Khan, an attorney, is at 7.6%; Raymond Liu, a software engineer, is at 5.7%, and Jim Canova, a board member for the Santa Clara Unified School District, is at 3.5%. 

District 10 covers parts of Santa Clara County and Alameda County, including cities like Milpitas, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City, and parts of San Jose. 

The top two will both be on the November ballot. 

 

Other Races 

Measure A, which would set new term limits for members of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, appears close to passing, with 53.4% of voters in favor of it. If passed, the vote would limit board members to no more than four consecutive terms. 

For Santa Clara County District Attorney, incumbent Jeff Rosen has 59% of the vote, and will likely maintain his current position, as will incumbent Larry Stone in his role as Santa Clara County Assessor. Stone currently has 68% of the vote. In these two Santa Clara County races, the top vote-getter will win the seat.  

For Santa Clara County Sheriff, Robert “Bob” Jonsen (former Palo Alto Police Chief) is at 33.5%, with Kevin Jensen (former Sheriff’s Captain) at 30.4%. Unless something changes, these top two candidates will most likely be on the November ballot.

 

About half of the ballots have been counted for these races, and The Beat will provide updates as things progress.

Update: As of 6/12, an estimated 87% of ballots have been counted. All the data mentioned in the article is remaining fairly consistent.

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Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self” and “Magic Within: Womb-Centered Wisdom to Realize the Power of Your Sacred Feminine Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

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