Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon pulled into first place in the election for the District 1 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, moving closer to solidifying his place in November's two-candidate runoff after the latest primary election results update.
Bacon, who trailed Dublin Mayor David Haubert after Election Night last week, found himself at the top after Monday afternoon with 27.56% of the vote (16,765 votes).
County election officials report still having ballots to process countywide, but an exact total in District 1 is unknown. What is all but clear now, however, is the supervisor seat will be decided in a runoff election in November since no candidate received anywhere near the 50%-plus of overall ballots that was required to win the position outright in last Tuesday's primary.
Haubert sat in second place in the latest results with 15,691 votes (25.80%), in position to advance to the runoff if the current order holds.
Dublin City Councilwoman Melissa Hernandez initially made up a little bit of ground on Haubert but was 645 votes behind in third place at 24.74% (15,046 votes) on Monday.
Rounding out the list in fourth place was State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a Fremont resident who is terming out at the state level this year, with 13,326 votes (21.91%).
The four candidates were vying to succeed Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who is retiring after six terms on the county board. District 1 covers Dublin and Livermore in the Tri-Valley, as well as Fremont and part of Sunol.
Pleasanton's representative on the county board, District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley, improved upon his Election Night lead that was nearly a 2-to-1 margin.
The five-term incumbent Miley earned 46,604 votes (68.04%) compared to lone challenger Esther Goolsby, an environmental community organizer from Oakland, at 21,892 votes (31.96%). The clear majority over 50% would give Miley the victory outright in the primary election.
The same appears true for the other Board of Supervisors race, which is outside of the Tri-Valley, with District 5 Supervisor Keith Carson sitting well above of lone challenger Albany City Councilman Nick Pilch -- 80.08% to 19.92%.
After posting interim unofficial results at the end of Election Night, the county released result updates on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and again Sunday afternoon, consisting mainly of an influx of eligible vote-by-mail ballots submitted on time but needing to navigate the postal system, as well as ballots from provisional, conditional or same-day registrant voters.
Results will be updated each day now through the final count, according to Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis. The results must be finalized for certification by 30 days after Election Day.
All of the local representative elected positions on the primary election ballot in Pleasanton saw no changes to the election order in any of the updated results during recent days.
* The only race with a noticeable adjustment was the second runoff position for State Senate District 7, where third-place candidate Marisol Rubio, a Democratic challenger from San Ramon, picked up nearly 2% on the second-place candidate, Republican Julie Mobley, compared to Election Night.
Mobley now leads Rubio 27.8% to 23.1% in the battle for second place and a spot in the November runoff.
Incumbent Sen. Steve Glazer remains comfortably in first position with 49.1%.
* In Assembly District 16, with two candidates already qualifying for the runoff, incumbent Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) sits at 67.4% ahead of lone challenger Alamo businessman Joseph Rubay, a Republican, with 32.6%.
* U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) still stands comfortably in first place against six challengers with 59.5%. In November, he'll face Republican Alison Hayden, a special education teacher who is the clear second place with 17.9%. No other candidate garnered more than 8.7%.
* Incumbent Sandy Figuers (28.90%), challenger Laurene Green (27.79%) and incumbent Angela Ramirez Holmes (22.74%) remain in position to win the three seats up for grabs on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors.
Trailing in the election are incumbent Dick Quigley (14.85%) and challenger Hugh Bussell (5.71%).
* Trial attorney Elena Condes (41.42%) climbed back into the lead and generated a little separation from second-place candidate Mark Fickes (37.32%), a civil rights attorney, but she remains behind the 50%-plus majority required to win the Alameda County Superior Court Department 2 seat outright so a runoff between the two appears all but certain.
Condes and Fickes sit easily above the third-place candidate, administrative law judge Lilla Szelenyi (21.26%).
This is the bench position opening up with the retirement of longtime Judge Carol Brosnahan.