UPDATE: Central Contra Costa County Election Results

November 6, 2018 23:56 pm · 52 comments






  • JEFF WAN – 26.97% – 1,653
  • CARL WOLFE – 28.01% – 1,717 (W)
  • DAVID SHUEY – 27.46% – 1,683 (W)

MEASURE R, Contra Costa County – Yes

Bob November 7, 2018 at 4:35 AM

– death
– taxes
– the density of the California voter

Will November 7, 2018 at 5:44 AM

So Clayton voted for more parolee housing and more not needed downtown development, got it. Looks like it’s time to leave Clayton…and California.

Cryin' Chuck November 7, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Will! Are you a Treeper?

So disheartening how our state votes. I guess too, Californians are okay with more illegal crime and cr*p in the city too.

Donkopolous November 7, 2018 at 10:05 AM

It’s pretty sad to say the least. Incumbent in Clayton doesn’t attend 33% of the meetings and he is going to win? Cannot wait for the half-way house, zero zone homes and dense apartment complexes on the available corners similair to Walnut Creek. Had an opportunity to remove poor leadership and somehow these knuckleheads were voted back in?

Laura November 7, 2018 at 11:26 AM

No kidding. This state used to be a once beautiful state and good people, but now it’s just a socialist propaganda machine ran by morons who tax the living hell out of you, make law abiding gun owners criminals, welcome illegals with open arms while ignoring vets and the homeless, the people all have their liberal heads up their asses. And oh god forbid anyone bash their candidates like they do others. It’s a sad day in California. And yes, let’s all of us real thinking human beings get out before the wife cheating Newsom makes that illegal or taxes that too. Let the Exodus begin and then CA can snuggle with it’s Socialist agenda all cozy until the slaughter begins. We gladly will exit this once amazing state. The rest of you can have it. Some say, good riddens, leave … well we say good riddens and you can have it. Time to escape while there’s still time. Let it implode and all those who support it can implode with it. Only then will some wake up. Over and out CA.

Will November 7, 2018 at 12:39 PM

@ Cryin Chuck –


Cryin' Chuck November 7, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Cryin’ Chuck = Bandfreak22 LOL!

So bummed about the election here in Clayton/Contra Costa. How anyone can vote to be taxed even more is outrageous. Didn’t realize how many “apologists” walk among us here in our little town.

GaylR November 7, 2018 at 11:12 PM

Artical was written before provisional and vote by mail ballots dropped off in precincts were counted. Difference currently stands at 30 with hundreds to count

Doug November 7, 2018 at 6:01 AM

Dumbest people in the state are voters Gavin Newsom are you kidding me say goodbye to California

Laura November 7, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Let them implode and then cry when the state is nothing but illegals and a fully functioning socialist state. The rest of us gladly pack it up and leave our home state to ones that make sense and where people aren’t blind sheep being lead to slaughter. Good luck with Newsom .. jokes on all of you who voted for that pond scum.

Hmmm November 7, 2018 at 12:26 PM

Bye, Bye Laura and Doug.

Don’t let the state boarder bump you in the A$$ on the way out.

There are many waiting to buy your home – in fact there are realtor’s ads on this very page.

RunnerDope November 7, 2018 at 2:36 PM

And exactly what makes you so smart? 60% of the people in the state voted for Newsom and you can’t even put a single sentence together or use punctuation.

Concord Mike November 7, 2018 at 6:10 AM

A good night for Concord.

Dominic, Laura, and Tim will serve our city well and help us live up to our motto as “a city where families come first”.

Hope Johnson November 7, 2018 at 8:02 AM

No logic to your assertion, Concord Mike. These are the same people that have been making decisions in Concord for some time now. No reason to expect anything else than more of the same you have now. These are people who laser focus on only the areas they think “deserve it.” They have neglected the Monument and North Concord, treating the lower income areas as charity cases and garbage dumps. They like to wait and see what all the other cities will do before they do anything – a complete like of innovation and leadership. It may seem “safe” to people like Concord Mike but what it has meant is that Concord is then at the mercy of the consequences of what everyone else decides. Combine that with the developer give away mentality and you can probably start to expect even worse.

Nature Lover November 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM

The good news is no more Ron Leone.

Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 11:47 AM

“The good news is no more Ron Leone.” Delightful! 🙂

Dave November 9, 2018 at 7:11 AM

Ron isn’t out yet folks. A large number of ballots are being counted today. It’s my hope the gap between him and Laura only grows and not the other way around.

Conversely, in D3, I expect to see that gap shrink significantly, and maybe even flip. If there are 1200 or more VBM/provisional ballots, that’s huge when only 1600 have been counted so far.

Nature Lover November 9, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Laura and Dominic are still leading according to the update posted at 4:35 p.m. today by the County Elections office.

Scott Fine November 7, 2018 at 6:10 AM

All these people will make horrible elected officials.

Smith November 7, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Too bad. Expect more of the same.

RunnerDope November 7, 2018 at 8:02 AM

I didn’t see the County Measures on my ballot. Anyone else?

RunnerDope November 7, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Never mind, they were there. Didn’t recognize the Measures without any description.

ciaobello November 7, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Me neither!

Anon November 7, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Why would anyone expect anything different?
The same ignorant TV watchers who are NOT AWAKE voted for more money to be taken from them.
What a joke.

Frank Coyle November 7, 2018 at 8:23 AM

For those of us who once lived in the County but still follow events, please show party affiliations of the candidates/winners.

Two Card Monty November 7, 2018 at 9:12 AM

California’s constitution renders local offices nonpartisan, therefore there’s no party affiliation stated or to report.

LaRue November 7, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Can I ask a legitimate election question in light of Kavanuagh, and without bias to either party?
Can someone explain to me ….?
Exactly how far back are we supposed to jog our memories when we vote for individuals?
I remember when it was reported in indie news SFist that then-mayor Gavin Newsom was dating a 19 year old Sonoma State student where she drank at society parties in pictures. This, of course, was after he cheated with his best friend’s wife. At the time, his new and very vocal girlfriend Jennifer Siebel came onto several news sites in flaming defense of Gavin cheating saying that women control their sexual fate and are always to be to blame when men cheat. Am I the only one who thinks this is odd? Now she is a women’s rights feminist? I couldn’t help but remember all of this last night while watching their acceptance speech and how far they have come with regard to Gavin’s reputation management, keeping him out of the news for dating every actress in LA. If Diane FIenstein had thrust the 19 year old into the national spotlight would Gavin still have won? Or am I living in the stone ages? Someone advise.

Anon November 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM

See my post at 8:13

Sign from Above November 7, 2018 at 10:50 AM

The California voter has no memory at all. I believe it was Gray Davis that California almost impeached (very close vote), then we turned around and re-elected him when his seat came up for vote. California voters do this on a regular basis. If it’s not currently in the news, it didn’t happen.

RunnerDope November 7, 2018 at 11:34 AM


You need to do some fact checking. Gray Davis was not impeached, he lost a recall election. He was never elected again.

Larue November 7, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Here’s the article about good ol Gavin

woody November 7, 2018 at 9:12 AM

We need MORE traffic lights in Concord

Smith November 7, 2018 at 11:31 AM

You’re so right. Driving down Pine Hollow Road the other day at the posted limit, 35 mph, people were passing me going 50-55 mph. They treat it like an extension of Ygnacio Valley Road even though it goes pass two schools and mostly a residential area. The City of Concord told me years ago when the CSUEB campus was built that I would start seeing more traffic lights and Stop signs on Pine Hollow … and you know how long ago that was.

ClayDen November 7, 2018 at 9:13 AM

It just got a little more difficult to MAGA, and all of those who voted for Gavin Nuisance are idiots. Nuisance is going to make Moonbeam look like a responsible governor, something I thought was impossible.

This once great state that I love is continuing its downhill slide. Maybe we have to hit bottom before the voters wake up. It looks like we are rapidly closing in on the bottom, so perhaps there is hope.

Laura November 7, 2018 at 11:32 AM

The problem ClayDen, is that they’re not even asleep anymore, they’re in a coma. The state is gone now. The people are so brainwashed there is no going back. The only solution is to get out before it implodes completely, which is soon coming.

JWB November 7, 2018 at 11:43 AM

… and I thought you Trump supporters were so upset being called deplarables?

But it is fine for you to call Newsom supporters idiots?

Fyi November 7, 2018 at 9:26 AM

I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about city when you keep electing the same old people!

tashaj November 7, 2018 at 11:23 AM

I’m not sure about which city you’re talking, but in my district the choice was between Laura Hoffmeister, Ron Leone and Judy Herman.
Given yet another great choice between cholera, plague and smallpox, I’ve voted for cholera (so to speak). Because for the moment it seems the least bad of the three.
And what’s your solution, if I may ask?

Nature Lover November 7, 2018 at 12:55 PM


Good one!

Hope Johnson November 7, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Also of interest is it appears North Concord Bart will have a new Bart Board Director as long time incumbent Joel Keller looks to lose to Mark Foley. Not sure how this will play out. Not a fan of Keller on the one hand but Foley works for EBMUD so may be more sympathetic to Bart strikes, etc.

Anon November 7, 2018 at 10:27 AM

BART (being a Utility) should NOT be allowed to strike and hold the roadways and drivers hostage.
PGE is not allowed to strike, the whole point of Steve Glazer becoming a Senator was to put end to BART striking.

Smith November 7, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Glazier’s campaign promises appear to be just that since he hasn’t brought it up snce he got elected.

Walter Macy November 7, 2018 at 10:12 AM

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Ricardoh November 7, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Seventy percent of our county is democrat. I just don’t see the rational for that.. What is the attraction? Wait and see in another four years except for adding more people to the dependency rolls they will have done nothing. They will keep telling you it is raining as they relieve themselves on your leg and worse than that you will believe them.

Pyrrhus November 7, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Because we see how Republicans have ruined other counties/states and we don’t want to be a part of that. Our state is chock full of problems but ultimately we have a good economy and the people here like progressive policies that try to help people. Right now the biggest threat is cost of living and that could be remedied if we would just meet demand of housing and invest in infrastructure.

Ricardoh November 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Pyrrhus please tell me what Republicans have ruined in other counties and states. Maybe you will get me to your side. Tell me how the democrats are going to get down the cost of living and solve the housing crisis. They kave been in power for years and I don’t see any progress. I just see things getting worse.

Sign from Above November 7, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Thank you to the Claycord staff for working so hard yesterday. Our posts were up very quickly!

CLAYCORD.com November 7, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Thanks, Sign from Above!! Very much appreciate your nice words.

Smith November 7, 2018 at 11:38 AM

I second that! Amazing how Claycord.com keeps us informed.

MDUSD November 8, 2018 at 10:21 AM

In WC we have been waiting 2 years to get her on a ballot to vote against her. Her unethical attempts to designate an at or over capacity Northgate as Clayton’s high school left us feeling like we didn’t have any say in the matter. We finally had our say on Tuesday. Also sounds like she will have a lot of parolee neighbors out there now. Karma.

Ex Californian November 8, 2018 at 4:17 PM

SO HAPPY I moved from Clayton & CA in general in 2003. Where I live in suburban IL. not great, but away from fruits & nuts.

Dave November 9, 2018 at 7:13 AM

Ron isn’t out yet folks. A large number of ballots are being counted today. It’s my hope the gap between him and Laura only grows and not the other way around.

Conversely, in D3, I expect to see that gap shrink significantly, and maybe even flip. If there are 1200 or more VBM/provisional ballots, that’s huge when only 1600 have been counted so far.

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