SD-01 Special Election Results

Brian Dahle won last Tuesday’s special election in SD-01, and was sworn in eight days later. What I thought was interesting was that with the southern part of the district reporting vote totals earlier, Kevin Kiley led in the returns until over a third of the votes had been cast. The timeline is listed below. […]

This Election in History (UPDATED 11/13)

Governor Gavin Newsom will be the first Democratic Governor to succeed another Democratic Governor since 1887, when George Stoneman was followed by Washington Bartlett. Statewide Offices More women were elected to statewide office in 2018 than at any prior election in California history. With Eleni Kounalakis as Lieutenant Governor, Betty Yee as Controller and Fiona […]

Senator Delgado Arrives

Due in large part to an curiously timed Senate special election that resulted in Vanessa Delgado winning her special election (but not the primary for the new term beginning November 30th), Senator Delgado has been sworn in to an unusually short term in office. It’s worth noting that this election almost didn’t happen. If Senator Mendoza had […]