Voters approve $950 million bond measure for Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Swalwell, Glazer, Baker lead in votes to their re-election bids

Voters approved a new $950 million facilities bond measure for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Tuesday by a 64% margin.

The bond measure, which required 55% voter support, received 64.49% support (55,573 Yes votes) from voters in Alameda County's portion of the district, according to Election Night totals, which includes a vast majority -- but not all -- ballots cast. The district also includes a sliver of Contra Costa County, and 81 of 133 voters in that area voted in favor.

College administrators said they need the money to pay for new classrooms at the Hayward and Livermore campuses, along with three new lecture halls, new health science classrooms, new facilities for the welding department and horticulture, and new offices for faculty.

The bond issuance will cost an average of $92.12 per year, according to Loranzo Legaspi, the district's vice chancellor of business services, who based his estimate on the area's median home value of $376,000. The annual impact of the bond will be higher for homeowners in Pleasanton, where the current median home value is $975,800.

In other results, State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) and Republican challenger Joseph A. Rubay are set to head to a November runoff after the pair finished with the top two vote totals in the three-person primary election to represent the 7th Senatorial District, which includes Pleasanton.

Incumbent Glazer led the way with 54.7% in his bid for a first full term, as of midnight, and Rubay followed with 27.7%. The other challenger, Democrat Guy Moore, was last with 17.6%.

There were only two candidates each in the races for U.S. House of Representatives and State Assembly districts representing Pleasanton, and both sets of candidates were going to advance to a November runoff regardless of the primary results.

In the 15th Congressional District, two-term Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) sat above Republican challenger Danny R. Turner 75.7% to 24.3%.

Freshman Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) led Democrat challenger Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a teacher and former Pleasanton City Council member, 53.8% to 46.2%.

The unofficial election results include early vote-by-mail tallies and 100% of totals reported by the precincts as on Election Night. The final election figures will likely change as remaining vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots and other qualifying ballots are processed, according to the California Secretary of State.


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