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Alameda County Primary Election Results - Oakland Tribune

Here's a full rundown of who-won-what on Tuesday for Alameda County races. Congrats to Supervisors Nate Miley and Keith Carson.

Primary election results from Tuesday

The Oakland Tribune
Article Created: 06/04/2008 05:33:06 PM PDT

Public-interest attorney Dennis Hayashi and prosecutor Phil Daly are headed to a November runoff for an open Superior Court judge seat in Alameda County.

Hayashi and Daly were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's election for the seat vacated by retired Judge Kenneth Kingsbury. Hayashi finished with 43 percent of the vote, while Daly received 26 percent, according to unofficial final results.

A runoff is necessary since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote.

Hayashi, 55, said his candidacy was based on his beliefs in a judiciary that is independent and accessible to all while being fair and unbiased.

Daly, 52, has nearly 23 years of courtroom experience and his candidacy was supported by 20 current Superior Court judges along with Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern.

— Chris Metinko
District 7 race to be decided in November

Alice Spearman fell just short of the votes needed to win the District 7 school board race outright and appears headed for a runoff this fall with Doris Limbrick, according to unofficial results from Alameda County Registrar of Voters.
In District 7, which covers East Oakland-Elmhurst, Spearman took 49.54 percent of the vote, to Limbrick's 32.5 percent, with 100 precincts reporting. Spearman has held the seat since 2005.

board candidate Jody London received 56 percent of the vote to represent North Oakland on the board, winning handily Tuesday against Brian Rogers (35 percent), director of the Rogers Family Foundation, and Tennessee Reed (9 percent), a writer.
Jumoke Hinton Hodge will succeed her husband, Greg Hodge, on the West Oakland seat after defeating Olugbemiga Oluwole Sr. with 52 percent of the vote to Oluwole's 47 percent.

Noel Gallo ran unopposed for re-election. He has served the Fruitvale area since 1992.

— Katy Murphy

Hancock sails to victory

Assemblywoman Loni Hancock easily defeated former Assemblywoman Wilma Chan for the Democratic nomination to succeed termed-out state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata.

In the 9th state Senate district, which has 61 percent registered Democrats to 13 percent registered Republicans, Tuesday's victory may have been tantamount to clinching the seat in November.

Hancock, D-Berkeley, won with 56 percent of the votes. The 68-year-old former Berkeley mayor and Clinton administration education official said Wednesday she looks forward to continuing her Assembly agenda after moving to the Senate.
Chan, 58, of Alameda, said Wednesday she had run "because of issues important to the people in the East Bay: health care, education and the environment. I congratulate Loni Hancock on her victory. It is my hope that the pressing issues of the day will be vigorously pursued by her and others representing this area."

— Josh Richman
Miley retains supervisor seat.

District 4 county Supervisor Nate Miley easily won a third term against challenger Steve White in the only one of three county supervisor races where the incumbent faced opposition.

Miley received 74 percent of the votes, while White was able to garner 25 percent.

Miley, 57, who left the Oakland City Council in 2001 to become a supervisor, said during his campaign he has many plans for his district, which includes East Oakland, the Oakland hills, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview and Dublin.
White, 50, a newcomer to the election scene, said his candidacy is more about giving people an option rather than trying to defeat Miley.

Supervisors Scott Haggerty of District 1 and Keith Carson of District 5 also easily won re-election as they ran unopposed.
— Chris Metinko

Skinner will go after 14th Assembly district seat.

Nancy Skinner beat three other Democrats on Tuesday to gain her party's nomination for the 14th Assembly district seat held by Loni Hancock.

The victory makes Skinner a near shoo-in for the job because no Republicans filed to run in the heavily Democratic district, which includes Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

A nonpartisan candidate could run against Skinner in November as a write-in, but none has stepped forward. Skinner's name will appear unopposed on the ballot.

With 100 percent of the precinct votes counted, Skinner, a former Berkeley councilwoman who sits on the board of the East Bay Regional Parks District, won with nearly 47 percent of the vote.

Her closest contender was Richmond Councilman Tony Thurmond with 25 percent of the votes. Longtime Berkeley Councilman Kriss Worthington came in third with 16 percent and Berkeley physician Phil Polakoff got 12 percent.
— Doug Oakley
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