Results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office early Wednesday showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District, receiving 53 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County, 51 percent in San Joaquin County, with challenger Michael Eggman receiving 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47 percent in Stanislaus.
In the 5th Senate District, incumbent Cathleen Galgiani was outpacing challenger Alan Nakanishi, 53 to 47 percent in Stanislaus County, 57 to 43 percent in San Joaquin County.
The 12th Assembly District, with Heath Flora and Ken Vogel vying to replace the termed out Kristin Olsen was a close race, showing Flora with 54 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County and 48 percent in San Joaquin County, compared to the 52 percent for Vogel in San Joaquin, 46 percent in Stanislaus.
Also of local interest to Oakdale voters, the countywide Measure L ballot initiative passed with roughly 71 percent of the voters in favor, just 29 percent opposed. The measure will provide funding for local transportation improvement projects by enacting a half-cent countywide sales tax.
Look for a full story and the final election tally in the Nov. 16 issue of The Leader.