Nominees Selected in 2010 California Primary

In local race, Temple City gave more votes to Republican Day than Democratic incumbent.

Written by DANNY TSANG / Published June 11, 2010

Voters throughout the state of California on Tuesday cast their ballots for party nominees and state measures.

The statewide primary election, on June 8, featured candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, the U.S. Senate, the 44th assembly district, as well as five state measures.

In the gubernatorial primary race, former California Governor Jerry Brown, the lone major Democratic candidate, prevailed with 84 percent of the votes. Brown will compete against former eBay executive Meg Whitman, who won 64 percent of the votes against Steve Poizner, the current Insurance Commissioner in the Republican primary, in November.

Meanwhile, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer received 80 percent of the votes in her party’s primary for the U.S. Senate. Boxer will face former HP executive Carly Fiorina, who emerged as the Republican nominee after Tuesday’s election.

Fiorina defeated former Congressman Tom Campbell, a moderate Republican, and Assemblyman Chuck Devore, a Tea Party favorite, with 57 percent of the votes. Campbell and Devore placed second and third, respectively.

For the only local race, the 44th assembly district, each candidate easily secured his party’s nomination. None faced a challenger.

Incumbent Democrat Anthony Portantino received the most votes, 21,457. Portantino is seeking a third and final term in the state Assembly. He is the frontrunner and is expected to win in November.

Republican Alvaro Day, a graduate of Temple City High School, received 15,981 votes. Libertarian candidate Eytan Kollin received 146 votes.

Despite there being more registered Democrats than Republicans in Temple City, Day received more votes than Portantino. Day got 1200 votes, while Portantino earned 1094 votes.

Looking at the state measures on the ballot, California voters only approved two of five propositions: Proposition 13 and Proposition 14.

Proposition 13, which limits property tax in regards to the construction of buildings that have adapted earthquake security developments, received 85 percent of the votes cast. Proposition 14, the top-two open primary, received 56 of the votes cast.

California voters also defeated Proposition 15, 16, and 17. Proposition 15 failed with 57 percent of the votes. Proposition 16 failed with 52 percent of the votes. Proposition 17 failed with 51 percent of the votes.

Nearly 21 percent of registered voters in Temple City turned out to vote.

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