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Local Primary Election Results: Who Wins Today, Who Moves on to November

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Doug McKnight
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Republican Congressional Candidate Casey Lucius is poised to face Democrat Jimmy Panetta in November.

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KAZU Wednesday Morning Update 2: Monterey County Supervisors, Santa Cruz County Supervisors and Proposition 50.

 

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KAZU Wednesday Morning Update 3: U.S. Senate and Congressional District 20
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KAZU Wednesday Afternoon Update: Monterey County Supervisors

       

Preliminary election results show a commanding lead for Democrat Jimmy Panetta in the race for California Congressional District 20.  Republican Casey Lucius is currently a distant second. 

The two are poised to move on to the November election.   They're vying for the seat of  retiring Congressman Sam Farr.

California Secretary of State Election Results

The races for Monterey County Supervisor are still too close to call.  As of Wednesday morning, Luis Alejo was in the lead in District 1.  Jane Parker looks poised to hang on to her seat with her lead in the District 2 race.  And Mary Adams has a strong lead in the race for the District 5 seat.  The candidates need more than 50% of the vote to win now and avoid a November runoff.

UPDATE

With all precincts reporting, it looks like the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will get at least one new face.  Preliminary election results show Mary Adams beating longtime incumbent Dave Potter for the District 5 seat.    She ended the night with 56% of the vote. It's enough to skip a runoff election in November.

Supervisor Jane Parker got  57% of the vote and retains her seat representing District 4. And it looks like the final open seat on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors is headed for a runoff election in November between the top two candidates.  Preliminary results show that race will be between Luis Alejo and incumbent Fernando Armenta.

Monterey County Election Results

In the races for Santa Cruz County Supervisor, preliminary results show the incumbents hanging on to their seats. John Leopold in District 1, Zach Friend in District 2 and Bruce McPherson in District 5 each currently have more than 70% of the vote.

Santa Cruz County Election Results