Among the issues decided by Los Angeles and California voters in these consequential midterms were dozens of competitive races and high-stakes propositions. The ballot included an antagonistic battle over rent control and, with Jerry Brown termed-out, the chance to pick the state’s next governor.
In Los Angeles County, this election drew 1.9 million voters to the polls, with 38 percent of eligible voters participating. (That’s way below the national turnout of 49 percent.)
The vast majority of ballots in LA have been counted, but there are still many provisional and vote-by-mail ballots that need to be processed. That means some of the most narrow races, including the contest for Los Angeles County Sheriff, remain in limbo.
Other issues, however, have been settled, including Proposition 10, which was defeated; Proposition 6, which was rejected; and the mayoral contest in Inglewood, which went handily to incumbent James Butts.
Below, view the totals for the key measures and races in Los Angeles and California.
Key state races
Republican John Cox conceded around 9:40 p.m.
Gavin Newson: 59.4%
John H. Cox: 40.6%
Superintendent of public instruction
Tony Thurmond: 49.4%
Marshall Tuck: 50.6%
Xavier Becerra: 60.8%
Steven Bailey: 39.2%
Kevin De Leon: 45.7%
Dianne Feinstein: 54.3%
Key Los Angeles races
Los Angeles County Sheriff
Jim McDonnell: 49.85%
Alex Villanueva: 50.15%
Los Angeles County Assessor
Jeffrey Prang: 60.0%
John Loew: 40.0%
Affordable and veterans housing bonds
Homes for people with mental illness bonds
Children’s hospital bonds
Proposition 5 Voters won’t expand property tax savings for older homeowners
Property tax breaks for older homeowners
Allows changes to daylight savings.
Control dialysis center charges.
Proposition 10: California’s proposal to strengthen rent control, defeated at the polls
Allows rent control expansion.
Breaks for private ambulance drivers.
Farm animal confinement
Key Los Angeles measures
Measure W: LA’s tax for stormwater recycling winning by slim margin
Stormwater parcel tax
Public bank for Los Angeles
Align state and city primary elections
Align school and city elections
Supermajority vote for taller buildings
Scott Bellomo: 8.63%
Sue Himmelrich: 23.85%
Kevin McKeown: 19.36%
Greg Morena: 19.91%
Geoffrey Neri: 6.80%
Pam O’Connor: 11.38%
Ashley Powell: 10.07%
Mohamed Ben Amor: 2.32%
James Butts: 63.0%
Marc Little: 18.37%
Brandon Myers: 4.31%
Joseph Soto: 12.0%