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Brown wins historic fourth term, McDonnell is Los Angeles Sheriff – Adam Schiff re-elected; Prop 47 passes

by Terry Miller
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Brown wins historic fourth term, McDonnell is Los Angeles Sheriff – Adam Schiff re-elected; Prop 47 passes

By Terry Miller

Unlike the majority of the nation, election night in California seemed to defy the odds. Democrats prevailed widely across the state in early returns. Jerry Brown gets a fourth term.
One big upset, however, was Proposition 47 which voters overwhelming said YES to. This potentially means the release of 10,000 felons from state prison; reduces penalties for stealing guns. Reduces penalties for possession of “date rape” drugs. The proposition was strongly opposed by prosecutors, law enforcement, and the business community and by crime victims and sexual abuse victims.

Rep.Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) who was returned by a large percentage released the following statement after being reelected to represent the 28th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“I’m very grateful to the voters of the 28th Congressional District for the opportunity to continue serving them. In the upcoming session, I will again focus on restoring our economy, creating jobs, and helping small businesses succeed. It is also clear that voters are deeply dissatisfied with the paralyzingly dysfunction in Congress, and I will do all I can to find common ground with my colleagues from both parties, not only in fixing our economy, but also in the key national security challenges facing our country.”
Judy Chu also beat out Jack Orswell with 58.6% despite the considerable opposition she had recently with her proposed NRA.

In other election news: Jim McDonnell easily beat Paul Tonaka for the top cop job in the county. Ed Chau garned 60.8 percent of the vote for Assembly District 49. John Chiang was elected California Treasurer. Tom Torlakson was re-elected as State Superintendent of Schools with 52% of the vote.
Measure 1 Funding Water Quality passed with 66.8% of the vote. Proposition 45 Healthcare Rate Change was defeated as was Prop. 46, Doctor Drug Testing. Prop 47 passed with 58.5% of the vote.
In Senate district 22, Ed Hernandez was a clear winner with 64% of the vote.

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