Updated July 1
It took nearly a month to get here, but Sacramento County primary election results are finally official.
More than 336,000 people voted in the county’s June primary, a 38.9% turnout. That’s much higher than in 2014 when only 29.6% of people voted in Sacramento County’s primary election, but lower than in 2018’s June primary, which was 41%.
Thien Ho has won the election for Sacramento County District Attorney with 57% of the vote. Alana Mathews follows with 43%.
Ho works as the Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney under current District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. A former Sacramento County prosecutor, Mathews currently works for the Prosecutors Alliance of California, a nonprofit that pushes progressive court reforms.
Ho will serve as Sacramento County’s first Asian district attorney and succeed Schubert, who took office in 2014.
California Assembly Member Jim Cooper won in the race for county sheriff, after his opponent Undersheriff Jim Barnes conceded. Cooper held a strong lead over the past month, and finished with just shy 55% of the votes.
Outgoing Sheriff Scott Jones endorsed Barnes. Cooper, who was once a sheriff’s deputy in the department, previously ran against Jones for sheriff in 2010.
Cooper, who will become the county’s first African American sheriff, will lead a major law enforcement office in Sacramento, where roughly 1.5 million people live.
Longtime Natomas Unified School District Board Member Lisa Kaplan is headed to a November runoff to face Alyssa Lazano, the Natomas Chamber of Commerce President. Kaplan led the four-way race with 48% of the vote, and Lazano trailed in second with 27%
The district includes North Natomas, where incumbent Angelique Ashby has represented since 2010.
Sacramento County Board of Education President Karina Talamantes and youth non-profit leader Michael Lynch are both headed to November. Talamantes, who is also Angelique Ashby’s chief of staff, led the primary with 49% of the vote. Lynch, co-founder of the nonprofit Improve Your Tomorrow which helps young men of color attend college, trailed with 40%.
The winner will represent the South Natomas, Gardenland and Northgate neighborhoods.
Homeless advocacy nonprofit director Caity Maple heads to November after leading the four-way race with 43% of the vote. Tamiko Heim, who serves on the city’s Active Transportation Commission and is a longtime state worker, will face Maple after placing second with 36.5%.
The two candidates will compete to represent the district encompassing Oak Park, Hollywood Park and Valley Hi.
District 7: Incumbent Rick Jennings is running unopposed. The district includes the South Land Park and Pocket communities.
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District 1: Incumbent Phil Serna is running unopposed. The district includes Natomas and Sacramento International Airport.
Incumbent Patrick Kennedy won the race outright, accounting for 74% of the vote. Political newcomer and environmental advocate Duke Cooney followed behind with 26%, and could not gain enough traction to win.
Voters first elected Kennedy to the District 2 seat in 2014 to represent the district that includes the Greenhaven and Meadowview neighborhoods.
Longtime Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume and Cosumnes Community Services District Board President Jaclyn Moreno will face off in November. Hume led the pack with 42% of the vote and Moreno had 33%.
The winner will replace Don Nottoli, who has held the seat since 1994, and represent the district encompassing Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Galt.
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