Primary Results: Prop 28 Yes but 29 No, Alarcon Loses to Former Aide Bocanegra

Here are the results from Tuesdays California primary.

30th Congressional District - Thanks to redistricting and the state's new "top two" election system, the high-profile battle between incumbent Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman will carry on until November, when the two lawmakers will square off in a bid to represent a newly drawn 30th congressional district.

Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's election, with Berman, D-Van Nuys, close behind.

29th Congressional District - City Councilman Tony Cardenas easily won this race and will face David Hernandez in the November runoff, guaraneeing one of them will be come the first Latino to represent the San Fernando Valley in Congress. Read more about this race here -

Assembly District 39 - City Councilman Richard Alarcon lost a bitter, negative battle with candidate Raul Bocanegra, who was once his aide. The two will now face each other in a runoff in November. This district covers most of North Hollywood and stretches as far north As Sylmar and the Angeles National Forest. L. Alarcon is also facing felony voter fraud charges:

Assembly District 46 - City Councilman Paul Krekorian's Chief of Staff Adrin Nazarian won this six-way race and will face Republican Jay Stern in November. This is a new district that represents Studio City, the Tolucans, Valley Village, Valley Glen, part of North Hollywood and other neighborhoods. (Editor's Note: City News Service originally reported that Brian Johnson finished second in this race the day after the election, but after all the votes were tallied it was reported on June 27 that Stern had in fact finished second by a handful of votes.)

Prop 28 & 29

California voters adopted a change to term limits for state legislators, while a proposal to increase the tobacco tax to fund cancer research was narrowly defeated, according to results released early today by the Secretary of State's Office.

Proposition 28, was approved by a margin of 61.4 percent-38.6 percent with all of the state's 21,993 precincts reporting. Proposition 29 was defeated 50.8 percent-49.2 percent.

Los Angeles County District Attorney

Jackie Lacey and Alan Jackson -- two Los Angeles County prosecutors -- will face each other in November in a race to replace their boss after L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich failed to make the cut even though he had more money and name-recognition than they did, election results showed today.

The top vote-getter in Tuesday's race was Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey. With 100 percent of votes counted, she had 203,889 votes, or 31.9 per cent, according to election results released this morning by the Los Angeles County registrar of voters.

Judy Leonard June 07, 2012 at 07:51 AM
When are people going to understand that the Tobacco Industry sucks and by voting against Prop 29, they are supporting smoking and cancer!!! Wake up people...wake up!
Michael Guy Thompson June 07, 2012 at 06:59 PM
It's about time California voters stopped taking out their intolerance for anyone who sees things differently than they do and stop punishing smokers just because they are struggling with addiction. What ever happened to the concept of compassion?
Dyno Dave June 08, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Forget compassion for smokers, I've lost more than several members of my family to cigaretts and second hand smoke does cause harm to both adults and children as well. It's a proven fact according to the National Cancer Institute, the American Heart Asoc. and the Surgeon General. But it's not all about the "Smokers" and non smokers. It's about the greedy fat cat strong lobbiests that have the Politicians in their back pocket that are controling our lives. Wake UP people we have no say on what's being put into our way of life. We are simply sheep on our way to the slaughter house. God help us all.
robert June 08, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Yeah, big tobacco has won with a multimillion dollar campaign for more cancer and higher healthcare coast.


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