SANTA CRUZ >> The Santa Cruz County Elections Office released an updated count Friday afternoon, showing almost no change from Wednesday’s results in the top local races.
The recalls of two Santa Cruz City Council members, Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, still appeared to pass. Friday’s tally showed the “Yes” vote for the recall of Krohn with 54.5% of the vote. The “Yes” vote for Glover’s recall had 56.7% of the vote. That’s a 0.2% increase for each since Wednesday.
As of Friday, Katherine Beiers led Don Lane by 9 percentage points in the race to replace Krohn, should the recall pass. Renee Golder led Tim Fitzmaurice by 22 percentage points in the race for Glover’s seat, should the recall pass.
The crowded race for 1st District county supervisor still had incumbent John Leopold ahead of top challenger Manu Koenig, with 46.4% to 29.6%. Leopold inched closer to the 50% threshold to avoid a November runoff , but fell short as of Friday.
Measure R, the proposed Cabrillo College parcel tax, remained shy of the 55% threshold needed to pass. Friday’s tally showed the “Yes” on Measure R vote with 51% of the vote.
These results are still unofficial. The county elections office released a report Thursday afternoon showing an estimated 44,000 ballots still left to count. Most are vote-by-mail ballots.
Early next week, the county is expected to release updated results from Tuesday’s election. The election will be certified by March 31.
Local election results
Updated as of 4 p.m. Friday
Should Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover be removed from office? – needs majority vote to pass
Which candidate should replace Glover, should he be removed from office?
Should Santa Cruz City Councilmember Chris Krohn be removed from office? – needs majority vote to pass
Who should replace Krohn, if he’s removed from office?
Measure R – Cabrillo College bond – needs 55% to pass
Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge
Nancy de la Peña
State assemblymember, 29th district
Incumbent Mark Stone (D)
Shomir Banerjee (R)
State assemblymember, 30th district
Incumbent Robert Rivas (D)
Gregory Swett (R)
State senator, 17th district
John Laird (D)
Vicki Nohrden (R)
Maria Cadenas (D)
John Nevill (D)
U.S. Representative of Congress, 18th Congressional District
Incumbent Anna Eshoo (D)
Richard B. Fox (R)
Rishi Kumar (R)
Phil Reynolds (R)
Bob Goodwyn (Libertarian)
U.S. Representative of Congress, 20th Congressional District
Incumbent Jimmy Panetta (D)
Jeff Gorman (R)
Adam Bolaños Scow (D)
Measure S: San Lorenzo Valley School District bond – needs 55% to pass
Measure T: Santa Cruz High School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure U: Santa Cruz Elementary School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure V: Soquel School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure W: Santa Cruz City Contracts for Public Works (Majority vote needed to pass)
Measure X: Santa Cruz City Schools district elections (needs majority vote to pass)
Measure Y: Watsonville sales tax for public safety
Kara Meyberg Guzman is the CEO and co-founder of Santa Cruz Local. Prior to Santa Cruz Local, she served as the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s managing editor. She has a biology degree from Stanford University and lives in Santa Cruz.