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California statewide offices

U.S. Senate (regular term) – Alex Padilla

U.S. Senate (short term) – Alex Padilla

Governor – Gavin Newsom

Attorney General – Rob Bonta

Controller – Lanhee Chen

Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of public instruction – Tony Thurmond

U.S. Congress

District 9 – Josh Harder

District 15 – Kevin Mullin

California Senate

District 10 – Lily Mei

California Assembly

District 20 – Shawn Kumagai

District 24 – Alex Lee

District 28 – Gail Pellerin

Regional

AC Transit, at-large – Joel Young

AC Transit, Ward 3 – Sarah Syed

AC Transit, Ward 4 – Murphy McCalley

BART, Dist. 6 – Liz Ames

East Bay Municipal Utility Dist., Ward 3 – Marguerite Young

East Bay Municipal Utility Dist., Ward 7 – Matt Turner

East Bay Regional Park Dist., Ward 3 – Dennis Waespi

Alameda County

District Attorney – Terry Wiley

Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Lena Tam

Berkeley City Council, District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani

Berkeley City Council, District 8 – Mark Humbert

Fremont City Council, District 2 – Keith Parker

Fremont City Council, District 3 – Kathy Kimberlin

Fremont City Council, District 4 – Yang Shao

Hayward City Council – Daniel Goldstein, Julie Roche

Oakland mayor – Loren TaylorRelated column

Oakland City Council, District 2 – Harold Lowe

Oakland City Council, District 4 – Nenna Joiner

Oakland City Council, District 6 – Yakpasua Zazaboi

Contra Costa County

County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 4 – Ken Carlson

County Clerk-Recorder – Kristin BraunConnelly

Contra Costa Water Dist., Division 1 – Patt Young

Santa Clara County

County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 1 – Johnny Khamis

County Board of Education, Area 6 – Magdalena Carrasco

County Board of Education, Area 7 – Raeena Lari 

County Sheriff – Bob Jonsen

Milpitas mayor – Carmen Montano

Milpitas City Council – Hon Lien, Dipak Awasthi

San Jose mayor – Matt Mahan

San Jose City Council, Dist. 3 – Omar Torres

San Jose City Council, Dist. 5 – Peter Ortiz

San Jose City Council, Dist. 7 – Maya Esparza

Santa Clara Valley Water, Dist. 6 – Chuck Cantrell

Santa Clara Valley Water, Dist. 7 – Rebecca Eisenberg

Sunnyvale City Council, Dist. 3 – Murali Srinivasan

Sunnyvale City Council Dist. 5 – Richard Mehlinger

California and local ballot measures

Statewide Propositions

1 – State constitution abortion rights – Yes

26 – Expand tribal casino gambling – No

27 – Online sports betting – No

28 – Lock in arts-education spending – No

29 – Kidney dialysis regulation – No

30 – Electric vehicle wealth tax – No

31 – Ban flavored tobacco – Yes

Alameda County

D – Alameda County growth – Yes

P – Livermore sewer extension – Yes

S – Oakland non-citizen voting – No

U – Oakland roads, housing bond – No

Contra Costa County

Q – Brentwood open space – Yes

Santa Clara County

C – Saratoga term limits – No

F – Milpitas term limits – No

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