Despite a low turnout of just 21.76 percent of residents voting according to a published report by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, the people have been heard as California has wrapped up its June 5 primary election.
In Stanislaus County, Measure T, the measure that would continue the one-eighth cent sales tax for libraries, coasted to a victory with 82 percent of voters favoring the support that provides for 87 percent of county library funding.
In the newly formed 10th Congressional District that will now represent Oakdale and parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, Republican and 19th District Incumbent Jeff Denham received 47.5 percent of the vote and will face off in November against former Astronaut Jose Hernandez of San Joaquin County who received 29 percent of the votes.
California voters also chose to extend legislature term limits by passing Proposition 28 and appear to have defeated Proposition 29, the measure that would have added $1 to a pack of cigarettes, by a slim 68,000 vote margin.
For more of this story, look to the June 13 edition of The Leader