This is an archive of a past election.
See http://www.smartvoter.org/ca/scl/ for current information.
SMARTVOTER® by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund LWV
providing personalized comprehensive unbiased voter information any time you want it.
California
Smart Voter
Santa Clara County Ballot

Combined ballot

See Also:   Information for the County of Santa Clara
(Elections Office, local League of Women Voters, links to other county election sites)

November 6, 2012 Election

--------
County Results as of Dec 17 1:46pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1000/1000)
79.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (653,239/817,837)
Statewide Results as of Dec 3 4:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24491/24491)
71.3% Statewide Voter Turnout (13,013,098/18,245,970)

President | US Congress | State Senate | State Assembly | School | City | Special District | State Propositions | Local Measures
Click on Name of Contest below.
Polling Location on November 6, 7am - 8pm
See the official poll lookup to find where to vote.
[Poll data last updated 2012/11/02 17:00]
Showing a polling place for this address does not mean that you are registered to vote.
Absentee (mail) ballots may be returned to a worker at any of the  polling places within your county on election day.
Contests for all precincts in Santa Clara County, CA combined are shown below.
Are you registered to vote?
Track your absentee ballot
How do I vote? See a description of the voting system at your polling place.
  • FAQs about Voting and this ballot page
  • How we got this information
  • Report problems or errors

  • President

    President/Vice President of the United StatesClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    US Congress

    United States SenatorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
      7,748,994 votes 62.5%
    • Elizabeth Emken, Republican
      4,650,994 votes 37.5%

    United States Representative; District 17Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 18Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 19Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Zoe Lofgren, Democratic
      162,300 votes 73.2%
    • Robert Murray, Republican
      59,313 votes 26.8%

    United States Representative; District 20Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Sam Farr, Democratic
      148,697 votes 72.7%
    • Jeff Taylor, Republican
      55,777 votes 27.3%

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 13Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 15Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 17Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Bill Monning, Democratic
      208,097 votes 61.7%
    • Larry Beaman, Republican
      129,255 votes 38.3%

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 24Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 25Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 27Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Nora Campos, Democratic
      91,816 votes 77.6%
    • Roger F. Lasson, Republican
      26,461 votes 22.4%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 28Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 29Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mark Stone, Democratic
      114,923 votes 67.6%
    • Tom Walsh, Republican
      55,020 votes 32.4%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 30Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Luis Alejo, Democratic
      74,838 votes 64.7%
    • Rob Bernosky, Republican
      40,850 votes 35.3%

    School

    Member; Santa Clara County Board of Education; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member; Santa Clara County Board of Education; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Board Member; Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Laura Casas Frier
      84581 votes 34.35%
    • Betsy Bechtel
      69430 votes 28.20%
    • Joan Barram
      61859 votes 25.13%
    • Geby E. Espinosa
      30332 votes 12.32%

    Trustee; Gavilan Joint Community College District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mark Dover
      34,055 votes 68.7%
    • Rochelle C. Arellano
      15,528 votes 31.3%
    • (177 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.4%)

    Trustee; San Jose/Evergreen Community College District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rudy Nasol
      16426 votes 63.15%
    • Jeremy Sumabon
      9585 votes 36.85%

    Trustee; San Jose/Evergreen Community College District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; San Jose/Evergreen Community College District; Trustee Area 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mayra Cruz
      16106 votes 71.42%
    • Samuel J. Lefevre
      6446 votes 28.58%

    Trustee; West Valley-Mission Community College District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; West Valley-Mission Community College District; Trustee Area 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Board Member; Milpitas Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Board Member; Morgan Hill Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Rick G. Badillo
      8319 votes 21.30%
    • Bob Benevento
      7455 votes 19.09%
    • Amy Porter Jensen
      7126 votes 18.24%
    • Marty Cheek
      5500 votes 14.08%
    • Stephen F. Klem
      5409 votes 13.85%
    • Brenda Cayme
      5251 votes 13.44%

    Board Member; Palo Alto Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Trustee; San Jose Unified School District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Teresa Castellanos
      6747 votes 68.72%
    • Paul Murphy
      2468 votes 25.14%
    • Bill Kleidon
      603 votes 6.14%

    Trustee; San Jose Unified School District; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; Santa Clara Unified School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Trustee; Santa Clara Unified School District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Board Member; Campbell Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; East Side Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Fremont Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Katherine Tseng
      13,748 votes 37.7%
    • Rosemary Rossi
      11,526 votes 31.6%
    • Lorrie Wernick
      11,225 votes 30.8%
    • (16 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.0%)

    Board Member; San Benito High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Steve Delay
      7,006 votes 49.2%
    • Jennifer Coile
      5,205 votes 36.5%
    • Victor N. Anyeneh
      2,036 votes 14.3%
    • (154 Total Other Write-In Votes 1.1%)

    Board Member; Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Dolores Marquez
      10650 votes 32.78%
    • Karen Martinez
      8889 votes 27.36%
    • Esau Herrera
      7349 votes 22.62%
    • Leland Lowe
      5603 votes 17.24%

    Board Member; Berryessa Union School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Cambrian School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Jeneva Sneed
      5339 votes 33.42%
    • Doron Aronson
      4019 votes 25.16%
    • Jarod Middleton
      3497 votes 21.89%
    • Matt Day
      3120 votes 19.53%

    Board Member; Campbell Union School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Evergreen School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Franklin-McKinley School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • George Sanchez
      9711 votes 38.79%
    • John Lindner
      8630 votes 34.47%
    • Bryan Cong Do
      6696 votes 26.74%

    Board Member; Los Altos School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Moreland School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Mountain View-Whisman School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Board Member; Union School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Vickie Brown
      9168 votes 40.35%
    • Harold Stuart
      6886 votes 30.31%
    • Sam Acchione
      6667 votes 29.34%

    City

    Mayor; City of GilroyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of GilroyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Council Member; City of Los AltosClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Council Member; Town of Los GatosClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Mayor; City of MilpitasClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of MilpitasClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Council Member; City of Monte SerenoClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Julie Wiltshire
      1026 votes 36.05%
    • Walter Huff
      917 votes 32.22%
    • Susan Garner
      903 votes 31.73%

    Mayor; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    City Clerk; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Irma Torrez
      10716 votes 100.00%

    Treasurer; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Michael J. Roorda
      10219 votes 100.00%

    Council Member; City of Mountain ViewClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (4 Elected)

    Council Member; City of Palo AltoClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (4 Elected)

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 8Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 10Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Lisa M. Gillmor
      25572 votes 100.00%

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    City Clerk; City of Santa ClaraClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Chief of Police; City of Santa ClaraClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of SaratogaClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Howard Miller
      9679 votes 54.33%
    • Manny Cappello
      8136 votes 45.67%
    • Tim Gorsulowsky (Write-In)

    Special District

    Director; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Division 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Director; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Division 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Director; El Camino Hospital DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Director; District 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Director; Purissima Hills Water DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding
    Pass: 6,902,562 / 55.3% Yes votes ...... 5,584,785 / 44.7% No votes
    Should the California Constitution be amended to (a) temporarily increase sales and personal income tax rates; (b) guarantee certain revenue transfers to local governments; and (c) eliminate state funding of certain mandates to local governments?

    Proposition 31 State Budget. State and Local Government
    Fail: 4,579,061 / 39.5% Yes votes ...... 7,014,491 / 60.5% No votes
    Should the state constitution and law be amended to require government performance reviews and two-year budget cycles, to prohibit the Legislature from creating certain expenditures unless offsetting revenues or spending cuts are identified, and to make changes in certain responsibilities of local governament, the Legislature and the Governor?

    Proposition 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates
    Fail: 5,328,207 / 43.4% Yes votes ...... 6,940,282 / 56.6% No votes
    Should unions, corporations, government contractors and state and local government employers be prohibited from using payroll-deducted funds, or in some instances their own funds, for political expenditures?

    Proposition 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage
    Fail: 5,441,219 / 45.1% Yes votes ...... 6,633,713 / 54.9% No votes
    Should automobile insurance companies be permitted to offer a discount to drivers who have continuously maintained their insurance coverage, even if they change their insurance company?

    Proposition 34 Death Penalty
    Fail: 5,885,080 / 48.0% Yes votes ...... 6,372,996 / 52.0% No votes
    Should the death penalty be repealed and replaced with life imprisonment without possibility of parole when someone is convicted of murder with specified special circumstances?

    Proposition 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties
    Pass: 9,935,574 / 81.4% Yes votes ...... 2,277,560 / 18.6% No votes
    Should the definition of human trafficking be expanded, penalties for traffickers be increased, convicted sexual traffickers be required to register as sex offenders, and additional training for law enforcement officers be required?

    Proposition 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties
    Pass: 8,447,576 / 69.3% Yes votes ...... 3,750,222 / 30.7% No votes
    Should California law be amended to provide that a life sentence should not be imposed for a third felony conviction unless the third conviction is for a serious or violent felony?

    Proposition 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling
    Fail: 5,986,652 / 48.5% Yes votes ...... 6,365,236 / 51.5% No votes
    Should labeling be required on foods containing genetically modified ingredients when such foods (whether raw or processed, plant or animal) are offered for sale to consumers in California?

    Proposition 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs
    Fail: 3,485,443 / 28.7% Yes votes ...... 8,671,851 / 71.3% No votes
    Should California's personal income tax rates be increased during 2013-24 to provide funds for public schools, early childhood education programs, and state debt payments?

    Proposition 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding
    Pass: 7,273,367 / 61.0% Yes votes ...... 4,641,745 / 39.0% No votes
    Should the California tax code be changed to require multistate firms to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California, with roughly half of the resulting tax increase to be used to fund clean/efficient energy projects for five years?

    Proposition 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts
    Pass: 8,235,698 / 71.9% Yes votes ...... 3,215,335 / 28.1% No votes
    Should the current state Senate districts be retained?

    Local Measures

    Measure A Sales Tax -- County of Santa Clara (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 339359 / 56.61% Yes votes ...... 260141 / 43.39% No votes
    Shall the County of Santa Clara enact a one-eighth cent sales tax, that cannot be taken by the state, for local priorities such as:
    • Law enforcement and public safety;
    • Trauma and emergency room services;
    • Health coverage for low-income children;
    • Economic development and job creation;
    • Housing for the homeless; and
    • Programs to help students stay in school;

    for a limited period of ten years, with annual public reports to ensure fiscal accountability?

    Measure B Special Tax -- Santa Clara Valley Water District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 434021 / 73.69% Yes votes ...... 154970 / 26.31% No votes
    Shall Santa Clara Valley Water District renew an existing, expiring parcel tax without increasing rates, and issue bonds, described in Resolution 12-62, with independent citizen oversight and annual audits?

    Measure C Marijuana Dispensaries -- City of Palo Alto (Majority Approval Required)
    Fail: 7,499 / 37.89% Yes votes ...... 12,293 / 62.11% No votes
    Shall the Palo Alto Municipal Code be amended to permit three medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Palo Alto in any commercial or industrial zone subject to prescribed zoning criteria?

    Measure D Minimum Wages -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 178123 / 59.65% Yes votes ...... 120491 / 40.35% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted that (1) requires (a) payment of minimum wages in San Josť at $10 per hour with an annual increase, if any, based on the Consumer Price Index beginning January 1, 2014; (b) City enforcement through fines, penalties, civil actions, or revocation or suspension of permits or licenses; and (c) voter approval of substantive changes to the ordinance; and (2) allows private enforcement through civil actions?

    Measure E Cardroom Gaming -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
    Fail: 120138 / 42.34% Yes votes ...... 163575 / 57.66% No votes
    Shall gambling be expanded by amending the Municipal Code to (1) allow the maximum number of Card Tables at San Josť's two cardrooms to increase by 30 on January 1, 2013 and by an additional 30 on January 1, 2014; (2) allow Cardrooms to offer any form of gaming lawful in California after July 1, 2012, without additional voter approval; and (3) require San Josť to review rules for additional permissible gaming?

    Measure G Bonds -- Morgan Hill Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 15243 / 65.74% Yes votes ...... 7944 / 34.26% No votes
    To improve student access to computers and modern technology and provide a quality education, repair or replace leaky roofs, upgrade old plumbing, heating/cooling systems, classrooms and outdated restrooms, upgrade fire safety, maximize energy efficiency, improve handicapped accessibility, and modernize, construct and acquire classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Morgan Hill Unified School District issue $198,250,000 in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries and all funds spent on local schools?

    Measure H Bonds -- San Jose Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 63447 / 71.33% Yes votes ...... 25497 / 28.67% No votes
    To improve local schools and support academic programs, prepare students for jobs, save money and improve teacher retention by upgrading technology, classrooms and science labs, improving school safety and security, upgrading energy and water systems to improve efficiency, paying off facility leases, and repairing, constructing, or equipping facilities, sites or classrooms, shall San Jose Unified School District issue 290 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, annual financial audits and no funds for administrators' salaries?

    Measure I Bonds -- East Side Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 102351 / 71.55% Yes votes ...... 40700 / 28.45% No votes
    To upgrade computer/science labs; improve security/safety; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, Yerba Buena, W.C. Overfelt, and District adult, alternative, and charter schools; and acquire property for new schools, shall East Side Union High School District issue $120,000,000 of bonds with interest rates below legal limits and no funds for administrator salaries or taken by the State?

    Measure J Bonds -- Alum Rock Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 18442 / 79.53% Yes votes ...... 4746 / 20.47% No votes
    To improve neighborhood schools by removing mold and asbestos; fixing leaky, deteriorated roofs; replacing inefficient/ aging heating, ventilation, and electrical systems to save money; improving fire safety/ security; updating computer technology/ science labs for 21st century learning; repairing aging restrooms; and acquiring, constructing, and repairing sites/ facilities, shall Alum Rock Union Elementary School District issue $125 million in bonds at legal rates with required independent financial audits, citizens' oversight and no money for administrators' salaries?

    Measure K Parcel Tax -- Berryessa Union School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 18868 / 78.07% Yes votes ...... 5300 / 21.93% No votes
    Without increasing taxes and to continue providing quality education for local elementary and middle school students by:
    • Attracting and retaining quality teachers,
    • Maintaining strong core academic programs in reading, writing, math and science,
    • Providing updated classroom technology and hands-on science instruction,
    • Keeping libraries open,

    shall Berryessa Union School District continue its expiring $79 annual education parcel tax for 8 years, with citizen oversight, a senior exemption, no funds for administrator salaries and all funds benefiting local schools?

    Measure L Bonds -- Mount Pleasant School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 4482 / 75.48% Yes votes ...... 1456 / 24.52% No votes
    To facilitate math, science, reading/writing programs in local elementary/middle schools by upgrading classrooms, removing asbestos and hazardous materials, repairing dry rot, termite and structural damage, upgrading wiring and fire alarms for safety, repairing deteriorating restrooms, replacing leaky roofs, and acquiring, renovating, constructing classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District issue $25,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators' salaries/pensions/benefits, and all money benefiting local schools?

    Measure M Compensation -- El Camino Hospital District (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 35311 / 51.55% Yes votes ...... 33190 / 48.45% No votes
    Shall the ordinance limiting the compensation of El Camino Hospital District and El Camino Hospital executives, administrators and managers be adopted?

    The order of the contests and candidates on this ballot representation is NOT necessarily the same as your county's official ballot.
    If you print and mark your choices on this page and take it to the polls instead of an official sample ballot, be very careful.


    Home || Santa Clara Home Page || About Smart Voter || Feedback || Donate to Us
    Data Created: December 17, 2012 13:46 PST
    Smart Voter <http://www.smartvoter.org/>
    Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund   http://cavotes.org
    The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.