Attorney General Jerry Brown will be moving to the governor’s office very soon. Brown has been declared the winner over his strong Republican and big-money challenger, Meg Whitman, in yesterday’s General Election.
The latest figures from the Secretary of State’s Office give Brown 53.7 percent of the vote and and Whitman 41.3 percent. A check of the statewide voting map shows Whitman won in the most counties — but the counties that Brown carried gave him the most votes.
Democrat/San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, is the next Lieutenant Governor. Newsom received 50.1 percent of the vote, while his nearest challenger, Republican, Abel Maldonado got 39.4 per cent.
Locally, in the 43rd State Assembly District race, Incumbent and Democrat Mike Gatto trounced his Republican opponent, Sunder Ramani, 66.2 percent to 33.8 percent.
In the U.S. Congressional 27th District, Incumbent and Democrat, Brad Sherman, soundly defeated Repubican contender, Mark Reed, 65.2 percent to 34.8 percent.
In the U.S. Congressional 29th District, Incumbent and Democrat Adam Shiff held onto his seat with 65.2 percent of the vote. His Republican challenger, John Colbert won 31.7 percent and Libertarian, William Cushing, got 3.1 percent.
The state measure, Proposition 19, that would have legalized marijuana failed 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent.
These are semi-official results. The counties have until December 3, 2010 to report their final tallies including mail-by-mail and provisional ballots to the Secretary of State’s Office.
For more election results go here.