Local & Special Election Results from June 2, 2015

I wasn’t able to tweet or post results from yesterday’s contests, so here is a quick summary:

MI-01 (Mississippi 1st Congressional District Special Election Runoff – Republican Trent Kelly easily defeated Democrat Walter Zinn, 70%-30%.

Denver City Council runoffs – Voter turnout in all four City Council runoff elections was approximately 20%.  Also, three of the four races were close, with the margin of victory in those cases being about 500 votes or less.  As noted yesterday, in all four districts, there was no incumbent running.  Kevin Flynn (CD #2), Jolon Clark (CD #7), Wayne New (CD #10), and Stacie Gilmore (CD# 11) were the winners.

Riverside, California, City Council Elections and Ballot Question – Incumbent Ward 1 Councilmember Michael Gardner easily won re-election against Tom Podgorski, 71%-29%.  The incumbent in Ward 7 did not seek re-election; there John Burnard defeated Alysia Webb, 82%-18%.

The measure to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the County failed, 60%-40%, with almost 23,000 votes cast.

Sacramento, California, Streetcar Community Facilities District – The ballot measure which would have authorized a bond issuance and tax levy to fund the city’s streetcar project failed, 52%-48%.  It would have required a two-thirds majority to be approved, so it lost significantly.

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