The 5 p.m. filing deadline today has come and gone and election clerks in the East Bay have delivered their promised preliminary candidate and ballot lists.
Check out the list below for Contra Costa, Alameda and portions of Solano County. There are a few surprises, including a fair number of entirely uncontested races. (The women rule here, as you’ll see.)
My favorite development is the similarity between the name of incumbent Democratic state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier and his Republican challenger Mark Meuser. The Marks might want to hand out reading glasses to voters in the hopes the magnification effect will help them choose the right one.
Voters in a dozen cities, school and fire districts will also find requests for new taxes on their ballots. While no one wants to pay more, residents are far more likely to support local measures because they feel the money will stay closer to home.
The following individuals and ballot measures had qualified for the June 5 ballot as of information available late today. (i) denotes incumbent. (Keep in mind, election clerks may still be processing applications from those who filed at the last minute.)
(Ed. Note: I’ve updated this at 4:30 p.m. Saturday — Josh)
District 3: John Garamendi, Dem. (i); Kim Vann, Rep.; Eugene Ray, Rep., Rick Tubbs, Rep.
District 5: Mike Thompson, Dem., (i); Randy Loftin, Rep.; John Cilley, Rep.
District 9: Jerry McNerney, Dem., (i); John McDonald, Rep.; Ricky Gill, Rep.
District 11: George Miller, Dem. (i); Cheryl Sudduth, Dem.; John Fitzgerald, Dem.; Virginia Fuller, Rep.
District 13: Barbara Lee, Dem. (i); Marilyn Singleton, nonpartisan; Justin Jelincic, Dem.
District 15: Fortney “Pete” Stark, Dem. (i); Eric Swalwell, Dem.; Christopher Pareja, nonpartisan.
District 17: Mike Honda, Dem. (i); Charles Richardson, Lib.; Evelyn Li, Dem.
District 3: Lois Wolk, Dem. (i)
District 7: Mark DeSaulnier, Dem. (i); Mark Meuser, Rep.
District 9: Loni Hancock, Dem. (i)
District 11: (No incumbent) Jim Frazier, Dem.; Patricia Hernandez, Dem.; Gene Gantt, Dem.; Len Augustine, nonpartisan; Mike Hudson, Rep., Charles Kingeter, Dem.
District 14: Susan Bonilla, Dem. (i)
District 15: Nancy Skinner, Dem. (i)
District 16: Joan Buchanan, Dem. (i); Al Phillips, Rep.
District 18: (No incumbent) Rob Bonta, Dem.; Joel Young, Dem.; Abel Guillen, Dem., Rhonda Weber, Rep.
District 20: (No incumbent) Bill Quirk, Dem.; Jennifer Ong, Dem.; Sarabjit Cheema, Dem.; Luis Reynoso, Rep.; Mark Green, nonpartisan
District 25: Bob Wieckowski, Dem. (i)
ALAMEDA COUNTY (nonpartisan races)
Board of Supervisors, District 1: Scott Haggerty (i)
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Nate Miley (i); Tojo Thomas
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Keith Carson (i)
Hayward City Council (four seats): Barbara Halliday (i), Francisco Zermeno (i), Olden Henson, (i), Al Mendall, Greg Jones, Fahim Ajaz Khan, Ralph Farias Jr. and Peter Bufete. (Filing deadline extended to March 14 as one of the incumbents did not seek re-election.)
Board of Education, District 2: None
Board of Education, District 3: Ken Berrick (i)
Board of Education, District 4: None
Board of Education, District 5: Frederick Sims (i)
Board of Education, District 6: Eileen McDonald (i)
Zone 7 (three seats): Sandy Figuers (i); Dick Quigley (i)
Union Sanitary District, Ward 1: Manuel Fernandez (i)
Union Sanitary District, Ward 2: Patricia Kite (i)
Union Sanitary District, Ward 3: Anjali Lathi (i)
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (nonpartisan)
Board of Supervisors, District 2: Sean White of Lafayette, Candace Andersen of Danville; and Tomi Van de Brooke of Orinda. (Filing deadline extended to March 14 as incumbent Gayle Uilkema did not seek re-election.)
Board of Supervisors, District 3: Mary Nejedly Piepho of Discovery Bay (i)
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Federal Glover of Pittsburg (i)
CONTRA COSTA BALLOT MEASURES
Antioch Unified School District: $59.5 million bond measure for school facility upgrades. Requires 55 percent voter approval.
Antioch: Two measures. One seeks to change city clerk and treasurer from elected to appointed position. The other would convert elected mayor to a rotating position from among members of the City Council. Both require majority approval.
Crockett Community Services District: Increase in the $50 recreation per parcel tax to $110 for maintenance of the area’s parks. Two-thirds vote required.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District: Annual $197 per parcel tax to maintain fire service. Two-thirds vote required.
Hercules: Two measures. One seeks voter approval to sell the city’s electric company and requires a two-thirds vote. The second is an emergency funding proposal for a four-year, 1/2-cent sales tax to maintain city services in the wake of a deficit. Majority approval required.
Pittsburg: A 10-year sales tax (1/2 cent for first five years, 1/4 cent in the second five years) to raise money for city services. Majority approval required.
San Pablo: A 10-year sales tax (1/2 cent for first five years, 1/4 cent in the second five years) to raise money for city services. Majority approval required.
West Contra Costa Unified School District: Five-year renewal and increase in parcel tax. Requires two-thirds vote.
ALAMEDA COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES
Peralta Community College District: Eight-year annual $48 per parcel tax. The funds would be used to preserve 1,900 classes a year at the college serving students from Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville. Requires two-thirds vote.
Dublin Unified School District: $99 million school bond measure to build and improve classrooms, buildings and equipment. Requires 55 percent voter approval.
Hayward Unified School District: Annual $58 per parcel tax for school operations. Two-thirds vote required.
New Haven Unified School District (Hayward): Four-year annual $180 per parcel tax to fund school operations. It is similar to a measure that failed last May. Two-thirds vote required.
City of Alameda: A 30-year half-cent sales tax increase to fund library improvements, replace aging police and fire vehicles and construct a new emergency center. Two-thirds vote required.
Countywide: Would extend existing one-eighth of 1 percent library tax for 16 years to fund ongoing operations. Majority approval required.
Board of Supervisors, District 1 (no incumbent): Susan Anthony, Erin Hannigan, Tony Intintoli Jr., Lee Simmons.
Board of Supervisors, District 2: Steve Messina, Linda Seifert (i)
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Mike Reagan (i); Skip Thomson