Election results

Well, it’s all over except for the sobbing (or cheering). San Bernardino County results can be seen here.

Some highlights: In Rancho Cucamonga, Dennis Michael is the new mayor, while incumbent Diane Williams was elected and former mayor Bill Alexander made a successful comeback as a councilman. Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario and Montclair’s councils were re-elected, while in Upland, Tom Thomas was ousted in favor of Gino Filippi, while Ray Musser and Brendan Brandt were re-elected. And Janice Rutherford unseated Paul Biane from the Board of Supervisors.

L.A. County results can be viewed for city races here and for school races here.

In Pomona, Cristina Carrizosa and Freddie Rodriguez cruised to re-election, while Tim Saunders lost narrowly to Ginna Escobar. The utility tax increase failed spectacularly while the school bond failed unspectacularly, unlike Claremont’s school bond, which went down in flames.

Anyone want to react?

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  • Ramona

    Does it make me a bad citizen that I am cheering – not because my favorite candidates won – but because it is finally over? It will be a real relief to watch TV tonite without the annoying political ads.

    Although, given the time of year, they will probably be replaced with the pesky ads for Chia Pets and the Clapper as well as those for lots of other Holiday stuff we can’t live without.

    All in all, it seems to me that the proper people were put in office and the reasonable propositions were passed.

    Forward, y’all, to 2012!

  • Roberta Gardner

    What happened to voting out the incumbents? I guess some people didn’t get that message.

    Have a blessed day everyone.

  • http://empoprise-ie.blogspot.com/ John E. Bredehoft

    The two local elections which I was watching most closely were the Ontario mayor’s race, and the Ontario-Montclair School District board election.

    The mayor’s race was, from everything that I saw, an oasis of civility compared to some of the other campaigns, possibly because challenger Frederick Minook didn’t have a chance of beating incumbent Paul Leon.

    The school district election was not exactly sweetness and issues-oriented, but it appears that voters split the difference by electing one side of the dispute (Avila) and two of his three union-supported opponents (Rivas and Brake), while throwing out the one incumbent (Garcia) who was also union-supported. I suspect that the U.S. Congress will be relatively calm compared to the OMSD over the next couple of years.

    Ramona – I would much prefer Chia Pet/Clapper ads to the negative campaign ads that we’ve seen ad nauseum. I hope that business competitors don’t run negative ads against popular Christmas gifts (“The Chia Pet ships American jobs overseas and damages the environment, and TMZ reports that the former city manager of Bell owned a Chia Pet!”).

    [Thanks, John, particularly for the OMSD analysis. -- DA]

  • William S

    Any chance that Diamond Bar might be interested in picking up Phillips Ranch?

  • martha torres

    Finally the race is over. It’s amazing how Ginna Escobar won. An inexperienced, childish and corrupted person. What I mean by corrupted is Ginna and her boyfriend were caught by one of her opponents and cited for taking signs down. Even till the end she was taking others’ signs which was seen by neighbors in the Westmont area. Was she so desperate to win??? Living in Pomona why isn’t she involved with the City? What has she done for our City? Nothing and I feel it will remain that way.

    Pomona will go downhill from here, I guess Rothman wanted her to win badly as he helped take signs down as well, he was also seen doing it. She will be used more as a puppeteer…Oh well that is why Pomona is so corrupted. We will see what happens in the future…As for Tim Saunders well I wish him the best of luck…

  • shirley wofford

    It disturbed me to see a Congressman, who is not Montclair’s congressional representative, and who does not live in Montclair, involve himself in Montclair’s city election, by endorsing and funding a Council candidate. Montclair’s Council elections are non-partisan, and this type of interference by an outsider is not warranted, IMO. All of Montclair’s residents are very well represented by its Council and other city officials.

  • shirley wofford

    My proposition voting did not fare too good. I lost on five of the nine initiatives.

    I went to the Democrat’s rally at the LA Central Library last Monday. Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, and all of the other Democrat candidates for the major statewide offices were together on the podium. All spoke individually. Looking at and listening to this group of people, I was never prouder to be a Democrat.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    It was wonderful seeing that wretch of a woman Nancy Pelosi get her criminal Marxist agenda refuted! A bad day for a hyper-liberal Democrat is a great day for America.
    LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!

    [To arms! To arms! -- DA]

  • http://www.JustinPaulSaunders.com Justin Saunders

    Martha Torres, please contact me. I am the son of Tim Saunders, and would love to speak to you about the incidents you speak of. My e-mail address is ImJustinSaunders@hotmail.com, or you can contact me on facebook (in case you need evidence that this is really who I say I am) at http://www.facebook.com/JustinPaulSaunders. Please, contact me as soon as possible. Thank you.

    -Justin Saunders
    ImJustinSaunders@hotmail.com

  • shirley wofford

    Well, judging from the comments by TJ, he must have had a terrible day, anyway, if he lives in CA. It was a good day for me. No one gets everything they hope for in a free election, such as we have in America.

    I don’t need to shed any tears for Nancy Pelosi. She has raised a family, is wealthy, appears healthy, and has had a national political career. She has not used any male prostitutes or made improper advances toward the male species, that I ever heard of. I have never, in my life, felt that my way of life was threatened by the political philosphy of any other politician, in America.

    TJ is so lucky that he can publicly express such anger at a political figure, just because of a difference in political persuasion. In some countries, ruled by fascist dictators, he could be taken from his home, in the night, and his family might not ever see him again. I am so thankful that I live in America.

  • Charles Bentley

    GREETINGS:

    Ah, Shirley W., you do know that Thomas Jefferson, or TJ as you refer to him, hasn’t had a good day since July 4, 1826, right?

    I am surprised his typing skills have improved, considering how poorly his writing talents appear to have deteriorated during that span. “Criminal Marxist agenda?” It just doesn’t have the same ring as “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

  • Kristin McConnell

    Wow. All the drama! And, all I wanted to mention is my incredulity that Paul Vincent Avila kept his seat at OMSD. In my sole meet with him — from a distance at a board meeting — he struck me as an eccentric. Disheveled clothing, messy hair, stereotypical overstuffed binder with papers falling out of it. Limping when he walked. He even looked unclean! The stories I’ve heard about him are definitely not flattering. So, how was he voted back in? Because he was a familiar name. He’s one of the reasons that my children will never attend school in Ontario, even though I live four houses away from an Ontario elementary school. I’m just flabbergasted.