Live updates for key propositions and races
In these consequential midterms, the national spotlight is not on solidly blue California. But there are dozens of high-stakes propositions that could sway the future of the state.
One of the biggest (and most antagonistic) battles is over rent control. In what could be a boon to renters, Proposition 10 would repeal a state law that puts limits on how cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco enact rent regulation. [Update: Proposition 10 has failed.]
There are key races, too. With Jerry Brown termed out, Gavin Newsom is poised to become California’s next governor, while Dianne Feinstein is trying to hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate. The fight for the superintendent of schools, meanwhile, has become one of the most expensive state races in the country.
Results for all of these critical contests will start streaming in once polls close at 8 p.m. This post will be updated throughout the night. [Update: Local races have been decided, with 100 percent of Los Angeles County precincts reporting.]
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
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
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%