A few surprises and a number of expected results are showing with preliminary numbers in the local, statewide and federal races from last night.
— repeated Congressional Democratic Challenger Jim Reed is at 41% against Doug LaMalfa’s 59%
— California Attorney General Kamala Harris appears to be headed to victory as our new U.S. Senator with 63% against fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez.
— State Senator Ted Gaines has a comfortable 64% lead over Cottonwood Democrat Rob Rowen.
–Brian Dahle appears to be retaining his assembly seat with 75%.
— Shasta County District 3 Supervisor challenger Mary Rickert is leading with 62% over incumbent Pam Giacomini.
— District 4 is too close to call with Steve Morgan showing a slight lead with 52% over incumbent Bill Schappell.
— The Anderson City Council race is a tight one, with a lead for the only non-incumbent in the race, Stan Neutze at 29%. The 3 incumbents are all within a couple hundred votes of each other.
— There are 2 open seats on the Redding City Council and one of them appears to be going to Julie Winter, who has 31%. The only incumbent, Gary Cadd, trails with 20%. Adam McElvain is at 26% and Lea Tate has 23%.
— The City of Redding half cent sales tax is currently losing with 37% in favor, but the advisory to use the money for public safety is winning with 65%.
— Cottonwood might get a new fire hall with 67% so far in favor of that bond measure.
— The school bonds need 55% and the Shasta College bond currently has 54%, The Shasta High School District bond has 53%. The Cascade Elementary bond has a comfortable 63%.
–Many of the statewide measures are too close to call. The cigarette tax appears to be winning. Proposition 57, bitterly opposed by law enforcement, appears to be winning with 64%. Background checks for bullets is passing by 63%. Marijuana legalization is winning with 56% in favor. The legislature will have to post bills to the internet for 72 hours before they vote on them. The millionaire tax for schools is renewed