Measure A Passes, Holden, Liu and Chu Top Votegetters

Chris Holden at recent Kiwanis candidate forum. He will face Donna Lowe in November,

Posted 6/6/12 – Measure A, which changes the method by which PUSD Board members are voted into office from an at-large election to a geographical sub-district election, passed in yesterday’s election by a vote of 12,597 to 10,387 (54.8% to 45.2%).

Chris Holden led the field in the 41st State Assembly District race, with 15, 421 votes, or 33.7% of the votes cast.  Donna Lowe came in second with 9,472 votes (20.7%), followed by Michael Cacciotti with 7,609 (16.6%).  Ed Colton was fourth with 6,987 (15.2%) and Victoria Rusnak rounded out the field with 6,275 votes (13.7%).  Holden and Lowe will face each other in the November election.

In the 25th State Senate District, Carol Liu came in first with 48,391 votes (53.4%), followed by Gilbert Gonzales with 37,529 (41.4%) and Ameenah Fuller with 4,673 votes (5.2%).  Liu and Gonzales will compete in November.

Judy Chu took the 27th Congressional District race with 38,689 votes (60%), followed by Jack Orswell with 14,690 (22.8%) and Bob Duran with 11,077 (17.2%).  Chu and Orswell will square off in November.

Voters also passed a change in term limits (Prop 28) 61.5% to 38.5%, but Prop. 29, the cigarette tax, went down to defeat 50.74% to 49.22%.