Our union vote is powerful!

The morning after the election one thing is clear, the voices of our union members have been heard at the ballot box. In California, there are many more mail votes and provisional ballots that still need to be counted. We have a good idea where most of our races are heading, because so many SEIU 221 members walked, phone banked, spoke to neighbors and voted.

Thank you! Because of our efforts, the results we have so far are strong and in favor of working families like us!

Please mark your calendar for April 9 and RSVP to Cipriano.Vargas@seiu221.org to join our next Member Political Organizer meeting, where we will review results and plan for our victories in the November election.

A few highlights

Board of Supervisors District No. 3: Our endorsed candidate, Terra Lawson-Remer is in a strong second place. There are still votes to be counted, but we are very confident she will prevail and face Gaspar in the November election, which will be our opportunity to elect a majority of pro-worker voices to the Board of Supervisors.

San Diego Mayor: Our endorsed candidate, Todd Gloria is in a commanding lead in the Mayor’s race. There is still some suspense about whether the second spot will be captured by Barbara Bry or Scott Sherman, but this result puts Todd Gloria in the driver’s seat for the November election.

53rd Congressional District: Our endorsed candidate, Georgette Gomez is currently in second place, and we are confident that the final count will set her up against Sara Jacobs in the general election

Board of Supervisors District No. 2: Our endorsed candidate Kenya Taylor is in third place. There are more votes to be counted. Kenya Taylor ran a great campaign, but it may be an uphill battle for her to gain enough ground to advance to November. We will keep an eye on these results.

The rest of the preliminary results are below:

Federal

Congressional District 49: Mike Levin (First Place, will advance to November)
Congressional District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (First Place, will advance to November)
Congressional District 51: Juan Vargas (First Place, will advance to November)
Congressional District 53: Georgette Gomez (Second Place, very likely to advance to November)

State Races

Assembly District 56: Eduardo Garcia (First Place, will advance to November)
Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner-Horvath (First Place, will advance to November)
Assembly District 77: Brian Maeinschein (First Place, will advance to November)
Assembly District 78: Chris Ward (First Place, will advance to November)
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber (First Place, will advance to November)
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez (First Place, will advance to November)
Senate District 39: Toni Atkins (First Place, will advance to November)

San Diego County races

District 2 Board of Supervisor: Kenya Taylor (Third Place)
District 3 Board of Supervisor: Terra Lawson-Remer (Second Place, very likely to advance to November)
Mayor of San Diego: Todd Gloria (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliott (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego City Council District 3: Stephen Whitburn (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego City Council District 5: Marni Von Wilpert (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego City Council District 7: Raul Campillo (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego City Council District 9: Kelvin Barrios (First Place, will advance to November)
Carlsbad City Council District 1: Cori Schumaker (Won special election)
Chula Vista City Council District 3: Steve Padilla (First Place, will advance to November)

Education Board Endorsed Races

San Diego Unified School District Seat A: Sabrina Bazzo (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego Community College District B: Bernie Rhinerson (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego Community College District D: Mary Graham (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego Unified School District Seat E: Sharon Whitehurst-Payne (First Place, will advance to November)
San Diego County Board Of Education District 1: Gregg Robinson (will advance to November)
San Diego County Board Of Education District 2: Guadalupe Gonzalez (will advance to November)
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District 3: Julie Schorr (First Place, will advance to November)
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District 4: Elena Adams (First Place, will advance to November)

Judicial races

For a contested judicial office, if one candidate receives more than 50 percent, that person is elected. If no one receives more than 50 percent, the top two candidates will be decided by a run off in the November general election

Superior Court Judge 18: Roberta Winston (Opponent is leading with 52 percent)
Superior Court Judge 22: Alana Robinson (at 52 percent)
Superior Court Judge 30: Tim Nader (Second Place, likely to advance to November)
Superior Court Judge 36: Michelle Ialeggio (First Place, with more than 75 percent and likely to win)

Ballot Initiatives

Yes on C: For a Better San Diego (Currently at 63 percent, needs two-thirds to pass but there may be a legal challenge)
Yes on E: Protect Chula Vista Infrastructure (Currently at 65 percent and very likely to pass)

Note: All results are based on the information we have as of Wednesday morning and could change before elections are certified on April 2. Visit www.sdvote.com for updated results

As always, please reach out with any questions to david.lagstein@seiu221.org.
Let’s plan and take action to win in November!

Thank you,

Crystal Irving
Member Political Organizer Committee Chairperson

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