According to the Secretary of State’s Office, as of 6:19am on November 7th, with 100 percent precincts partially reporting, Incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has been reelected to serve the U.S. House of Representatives District 10. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, Denham gained 80,885 votes (53.8% of the vote), while competitor Jose Hernandez (D) gained 69,336 votes (46.2% of the vote).
Stanislaus County voters were in line with the rest of the district while slightly favoring Denham more, giving Denham 54.7% of the votes (58,006 votes) and Hernandez 45.3% (48,035 votes).
Also according to the Secretary of State’s Office, as of 6:19am this morning with all precincts partially reporting, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) beat contender Christopher Mateo (D) by a substantial 22.8%. Olsen received 66,978 votes (61.4%) while Mateo received 42,034 votes (38.6%).
Voters throughout the newly drawn CA Assembly District 12 voted almost exactly as voters in Stanislaus County. Olsen received 61.48% of the votes (43,750 votes) within Stanislaus County while Mateo received 38.52% of the votes (38.52%)
While this is Olsen’s second term in the State Assembly, it is her first time serving the newly drawn 12th Assembly District.
Assemblywoman Elect Kristin Olsen has stated that she will continue to focus on reforming government in ways that will help California restore its ‘Golden-State’ reputation.
“First, I will work to improve our economy by seeking to reduce regulations to encourage business growth and job creation,” stated Olsen. “Our state government must create an environment that allows businesses to grow and create jobs for the hardworking taxpayers who call California home.”
Her top three priorities include jobs and the economy, governance reform, and educational excellence.
“We must improve our state’s public schools by giving local school districts more control and flexibility,” she stated. “California students deserve a top-tier education and they are not getting it today.”
Olsen also previously served on the Modesto City Council.
“My record of bipartisanship, combined with my commitment to the hardworking taxpayers of the Central Valley makes me uniquely qualified to serve the residents of Assembly District 12.”
Both Denham and Olsen were celebrating at the Fat Cat Music House and Lounge in Modesto with other local area Republicans. Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak, who was reelected to the Council last night, also joined them to show her support for both candidates as well as to celebrate another successful election of her own.
Voter Turnout, President, and U.S. Senate
The Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder’s Office reported that out of 232,887 registered voters, 109,798 ballots were cast, that’s a voter turnout of 47.15 percent.
Incumbent President Barrack Obama has been reelected as President of the United States of America.
Statewide, with 98.5% of precincts partially reporting, 5,554,499 Californians (59.2%) voted for Incumbent President Barrack Obama while 3,613,339 Californians (38.5%) voted for Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.
Voters in Stanislaus County overwhelmingly contradicted Statewide voting as 49.13% (53,593 votes) chose Romney and 48.13% (52,504 votes) chose Obama.
For the U.S. Senate seat, Dianne Feinstein (D) was reelected over Elizabeth Emken (R) as the Secretary of State reported with 98.5% of precincts partially reporting at 6:19am.
Statewide, Incumbent U.S. Senator Feinstein received 61.5% of the votes (5,595,032 votes) over challenger Emken who received 38.5% of the votes (3,507,549 votes).
Stanislaus County voters favored Feinstein as well, but only slightly. Feinstein received 50.19% of Stanislaus County votes (53,433) while Emken received 49.81% of the votes (53,433).
Turlock City Council Election Results; Bublak and Nascimento Top Votes