Category Archives: Benicia School Board

Latest Benicia Election Results – no changes, just new numbers

By Roger Straw, November 10, 2018
[This is the most recent UPDATE, Nov. 9, 4:54 pm results.  – R.S.]
COUNTYWIDE VOTER TURNOUT 63.1%
Ballots Cast  142,097
Registered Voters  225,142
PRECINCTS REPORTING 100%
BENICIA RESULTS:
City Council: Strawbridge and Largaespada
School Board: Maselli, Zada and Ferrucci
Measure E Cannabis: YES
Provisional ballots yet to be counted: 193

Solano County Registrar of Voters
Election Results for Benicia

Run Date:11/09/18 4:54 PM (Next update 11/13/18 at End Of Day)

Same information as above, in text, can be copied/pasted:

County of Solano
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Statewide General Election November 6, 2018
Run Date:11/09/18 04:54 PM

City of Benicia Member, City Council
Vote for no more than  2    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Total Votes         %      
CHRISTINA STRAWBRIDGE  .  .  .  .  7,274   33.2%
LIONEL LARGAESPADA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   6,556   29.9%
KARI BIRDSEYE .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               5,758   26.3%
WILLIAM EMES JR. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           2,254   10.3%

Benicia Unified School District Member, Governing Board
Vote for no more than  3    (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Total Votes        %      
MARK MASELLI  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      8,316   28.6%
SHERI ZADA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           7,721   26.5%
DIANE FERRUCCI.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   6,018   20.7%
ADREAN HAYASHI.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  3,591   12.3%
GETHSEMANE MOSS  .  .  .  .  .  .   3,315   11.4%

City of Benicia Measure E – Cannabis tax
Vote for no more than  1    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Total Votes      %      
YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     9,873   76.3%
NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        3,068   23.7

    Benicia election results – unofficial but unlikely to change

    By Roger Straw, November 7, 2018
    [Editor – this is NOT the latest update.  For that, see Latest Benicia Election Results – no changes, just new numbers.  – R.S.]

    Unofficial at this hour, but unlikely to change:
    City Council: Strawbridge and Largaespada
    School Board: Maselli, Zada and Ferrucci
    Measure E Cannabis: YES

    Solano County Registrar of Voters
    Election Results

    Run Date:11/07/18 01:14 AM (Next update 11/7/2018 at EOD)

    Same information as above, in text, can be copied/pasted:

    County of Solano
    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
    Statewide General Election November 6, 2018
    Run Date:11/07/18 01:14 AM

    TOTAL VOTES     %    ELECTION DAY  VOTE BY MAIL   PROVISIONAL

    City of Benicia Member, City Council
    Vote for no more than  2    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
    CHRISTINA STRAWBRIDGE  .  .  .  .  .  .      6,279   33.47         2,195         4,084             0
    LIONEL LARGAESPADA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,554   29.61         1,933         3,621             0
    KARI BIRDSEYE .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,919   26.22         1,749         3,170             0
    WILLIAM EMES JR. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,934   10.31           717         1,217             0
    WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         72     .38            33            39             0

    Benicia Unified School District Member, Governing Board
    Vote for no more than  3    (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED) MARK MASELLI  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      7,138   28.61         2,507         4,631             0
    SHERI ZADA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      6,582   26.38         2,375         4,207             0
    DIANE FERRUCCI.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,202   20.85         1,678         3,524             0
    ADREAN HAYASHI.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,082   12.35         1,058         2,024             0
    GETHSEMANE MOSS  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,810   11.26         1,082         1,728             0
    WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        132     .53            45            87             0

    City of Benicia Measure E – Cannabis tax
    Vote for no more than  1    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED) YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      8,421   76.17         2,892         5,529             0
    NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,634   23.83         1,132         1,502             0

      Benicia School Board endorsements

      By Roger Straw, October 25, 2018

      We need major change on Benicia’s School Board – vote for these progressive hearts and minds

      The Benicia Independent is pleased to endorse Adrean Hayashi, Gethsemane Moss and Sheri Zada for Benicia School Board Trustee.

      It was a hard choice – candidate Mark Maselli is also deserving, but we can only vote for three.  All will bring a fresh perspective with support for our teachers and a critique of recent discord between teachers and the current administration.  (I will recommend against voting for the incumbent Diane Ferrucci – time for a change!)

      This 2018 election is a perfect time for another “year of the woman,” so all else being equal, I’ll go with Hayashi, Moss and Zada.

      Find out more about the candidates here: