Still A Lot to be Decided in California Primary Election

Ballots are in but will take several more weeks to count, leaving voters waiting to see if their issues and candidates are headed to the winner’s circle. 

In addition to the contest to see who faces Donald Trump in the presidential election this fall, many California Assembly and Senate races are moving to run-offs in November based on preliminary results.  Of the 66 candidates CFA endorsed, 60 appear headed to a two-way run-off in the General Election November 3 or won their contest outright.

CFA-endorsed Proposition 13 – a school bond to renovate and replace outdated and crumbling buildings at K-12, community college, CSU and UC campuses – looks to be headed to defeat.  Of the bond’s projected $15 billion in revenue, an estimated $2 billion would have gone toward CSU projects.  The measure needs a simple majority to pass.

“We’re happy to see so many legislators who support student access and equity win on Super Tuesday,” said Jennifer Eagan, CFA Political Action and Legislation Chair and CSU East Bay professor.  “It’s disheartening to see voters oppose a bond measure to update school infrastructure across the state.  CSU’s maintenance backlog is approaching $4 billion.  Many of our students, faculty and staff are not learning or working in safe or healthy conditions.”

As elections offices continue counting ballots, check back in with CFA for updates.