Several local elections remain too close to call, with multiple races heating up as absentee ballots are counted.
The County Registrar of Voters updated its elections website at 9:26 p.m. on Monday, 11/9/2020. 186,155 votes have been counted, amounting to a voter turnout of 50.88%. Anonymous sources familiar with this year’s elections process state that turnout could potentially reach 75% or higher in any given race.
According to the General Election San Joaquin County Unprocessed Ballot Report, as of November 9, 2020. there were 68,580 votes uncounted. If the current rate of ballot processing holds steady, it is still unlikely that any close races will be called by the end of this week.
Several races in the community narrowed over the weekend. The race between County Supervisor Kathy Miller and former County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua for State Assembly District 13 is now separated by a margin of 2,955 votes. The races for Stockton Unified School District Area Seats 3 and 4 are also heating up, with community activist Valentino Silva leading the Area 3 race by a mere 16 votes, while in Area 4 challenger Raymond C. Zulueta leads incumbent Trustee Lange Luntao by 467 votes.
Notably, the Stockton mayoral race between Mayor Michael Tubbs and Republican challenger Kevin J. Lincoln widened slightly, with Lincoln leading by 4,225 votes.
As with our previous update, the potential presence of 10-15,000 uncounted ballots in Stockton, and of 68,580 in San Joaquin County, makes it statistically impossible to call any race.
Full results for all races in San Joaquin County can be viewed at the live elections update feed on the County Registrar of Voters website.
Congressional District 9: Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) leads Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador 126,331 votes to 84,289 votes.
State Senate District 5: Susan Talamantes Eggman leads Jim Ridenour 149,550 votes to 113,133 votes.
Assembly District 13: Kathy Miller leads Carlos Villapudua 52,698 votes to 49,743 votes.
San Joaquin County Supervisor District 5: Rhodesia Ransom leads Robert Rickman 22,560 votes to 20,933 votes.
City of Stockton Mayor: Kevin J. Lincoln leads Michael Tubbs 33,727 votes to 29,462 votes.
City of Stockton City Council District 6: Kimberly Warmsley leads Gloria Allen 5,507 votes to 2,346 votes.
San Joaquin County Board of Education Trustee Area 3: Douglas Vigil leads Jill Fritchen 13,731 votes to 7,442 votes.
San Joaquin Delta College District Trustee Area 2: Elizabeth Blanchard leads Van Ha To-Cowell and Sabrina Flores 11,555 votes to 6,651 and 5,313 votes, respectively.
San Joaquin Delta College District Trustee Area 5: Kathleen A. Garcia leads Stephan Castellanos and Bruce Giudici 11,038 votes to 9,780 and 8,710 votes, respectively.
Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Trustee Area 1: Cecilia Mendez leads Viola A. Shackleford and Patricia Barrett 2,799 votes to 996 and 372 votes, respectively.
SUSD Trustee Area 3: Valentino Silva leads a large field of candidates with 1,100 votes, with Alicia Rico challenging with 1,084 votes, Lavichia Jones with 563 votes, Frank Silva with 367 votes, and Dia Silva coming in with 167 votes.
SUSD District 4: Raymond C. Zulueta currently leads Lange Luntao and Gabriel Casillas with 2,592 votes, with Luntao receiving 2,125 votes and Casillas receiving 1,959 votes.
Lincoln Unified School District (LUSD) Trustee Area 2: Ashley Jones leads Garland Frazier 1,201 votes to 28147 votes.
LUSD Trustee Area 4: Sandra Chan leads Deann Moore Antonini 1,368 votes to 1,009 votes.