SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The polls have closed for the 2022 California primary election and now we're monitoring the latest results.
Proposition H: San Francisco District Attorney Recall - Result: Chesa Boudin recalled by voters, ABC News projects
San Francisco on Tuesday has voted to recall progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin in a heated campaign that bitterly divided Democrats over crime, policing and public safety reform. Partial returns showed Boudin losing in what is expected to be a low turnout election. Early returns showed 61% of votes in favor of the recall. Click here for the latest on the SF DA recall.
San Jose Mayor
Current San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo terms out at the end of 2022, after serving since 2014. Now, seven candidates are competing for the job. On June 7, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If not, the top two candidates go on to the general election in November. Some candidate names will be familiar to South Bay voters. Candidates include Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, and San Jose Councilmembers Dev Davis, Matt Mahan, and Raul Peralez.
Santa Clara County District Attorney
Current Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is facing two opponents. One was formerly a prosecutor in Rosen's office, the other is a public defender. Rosen has been District Attorney since 2011. The Santa Clara County DA's office is the largest prosecutor's office north of Los Angeles. (On June 7, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If not, the top two candidates go on to the general election in November.)
Santa Clara County Sheriff
For the first time in 24 years, Santa Clara County voters won't see Laurie Smith's name on the ballot. After a two-decade tenure as sheriff, Smith announced in March she would not run for re-election, and plans to retire when her term ends in January. Smith has been facing calls to resign over a myriad of scandals, including allegations of corruption and jail mismanagement by a grand jury last December. (On June 7, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If not, the top two candidates go on to the general election in November.)
Alameda County District Attorney
This will be the first time in decades an incumbent will not be on the ballot for Alameda County District Attorney. Nancy O'Malley, who has been DA since 2009, is not running for re-election. Whoever is elected to the seat will be making history - all four candidates are Black, and Alameda County has never had a Black district attorney. (On June 7, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If not, the top two candidates go on to the general election in November.)
As of Wednesday, Pamela Price and Terry Wiley both advance to the November general election for Alameda County District Attorney in this historic race with each getting 40% and 31% of the votes, respectively.
Attorney General - Result: Rob Bonta to advance to general election in CA, AP projects
California's Democratic attorney general was on pace to face the Republican Party's endorsed candidate in the November general election in a state that overwhelmingly favors Democrats, based on early ballot returns Tuesday. Attorney General Rob Bonta, the only Democrat in the five-way primary field, advanced after winning 58% of the vote shortly after polls closed. He was trailed by the GOP's endorsed candidate, Nathan Hochman, with 17%. Hochman is a former federal prosecutor and former assistant U.S. attorney general.
Governor - Result: Republican Brian Dahle advances to face Newsom in general election for CA governor, AP projects
California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday's primary barely one year after surviving a recall attempt, advancing to the November general election where he will be an overwhelming favorite to defeat a little-known Republican state senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Newsom receiving just over 60% of the vote. He was far ahead of second-place finisher Brian Dahle, a Republican state lawmaker and farmer from the sparsely populated northeast corner of the state that borders Oregon and Nevada
U.S. Senate - Result: Dem. Alex Padilla advances to Nov. general election for US Senate in CA, AP projects
In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Alex Padilla had an equally easy time advancing to a November runoff. He was appointed to the seat by Newsom last year after Kamala Harris resigned to become vice president. Padilla was on the ballot twice - once to complete the final few months of Harris' term and another in a race for a full six-year term that begins in January. Early vote totals showed Republican attorney Mark Meuser was second in both races.
Congressional District 15
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who joined Congress after winning the election in 2008, has endorsed Kevin Mullin as her successor. The former South San Francisco mayor, who's served in the Assembly since 2014, may have tough competition from San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa and Burlingame City Council member Emily Beach.
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