Election 2014: Fresno Mayor Heading To Runoff For State Controller
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) —
Tuesday was Primary Election Day in California and Governor Jerry Brown received 54% of the votes while his Republican opponent, Neel Kashkari, got just 19%.
In the State Controller's race, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin will head into a runoff in November.
Swearengin received 24% of the votes while former Assembly Speaker John Perez got 21%.
For California's race for the Secretary of State, the runoff will be between Republican Pete Peterson, who received 29% of the votes, and Alex Padilla came in with 30%.
State Senator Leland Yee had recently dropped out of the race following a scandal where he was accused of bribery and weapons charges.
In the race for California's 16th Congressional District, incumbent Jim Costa received 43% of the votes and opponent Johnny Tacherra received 22%.
California's 21st District for Congress includes parts of Fresno, Hanford and Coalinga; it appears Republican Representative David Valadao will get to keep his post.
He received 64% of the votes while opponent Amanda Renteria received just 24%.
And in District 22, it appears another incumbent will get to stay in his seat. Republican Devin Nunes from Visalia came in with 67% of the votes and opponent Susana Aguilera-Marrero received 25%.