The Daily Nexus will be reporting and live-tweeting results from the Nov. 8 general election for statewide and local races.

Local residents line up inside the Isla Vista Community Center, serving as a polling location for this year’s midterm elections, to vote on Nov. 8. Shiuan Cheng / Daily Nexus

Election results were posted following the close of voting polls at 8 p.m. and will be updated throughout the night as ballots are counted. Santa Barbara County released mail-in voting results at 8:15 p.m. and same-day polling place results beginning at 9 p.m on election day.

The results for the local elections below currently include votes by mail and mailed ballots, as well as votes cast at polling locations.

Local Races

Data is based on the semi-official election night final results released by Santa Barbara County. As of Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:40 a.m., all 297 precincts have reported results. 75,799 votes have been cast of 237,759 registered voters, with a 31.88% turnout amongst eligible voters in the county.

U.S. Representative, District 24

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal, the Democratic incumbent, won with 60.34% of the vote against Republican Brad Allen, a businessman, researcher and pediatric surgeon. Successfully protecting his seat in Congress, Carbajal will go on to serve a fourth term, representing Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast.

Member of State Assembly, District 37

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Gregg Hart, currently representing Isla Vista in the Second District on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, won with 58.77% of the vote. Runner-up Mike Stoker, a small businessman and formerly a county supervisor, earned 41.23% of the vote.

Santa Barbara Unified School District, Trustee Area 4

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Receiving 81.37% of the vote, Rose Muñoz decisively won her reelection bid against challenger Phebe Mansur, a local businesswoman and UC Santa Barbara alumna. 

Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD)

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. In this three-way race for two available seats, challenger Julia Barbosa failed to unseat IVCSD President Spencer Brandt and incumbent Jay Freeman. Brandt ended election night with the most votes, at 42.08%, followed by Freeman with 30.9% of the vote and Barbosa with 26.25%. Barbosa is currently serving her term as Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Director set to expire this December.

Isla Vista Community Services District, 2-Year Term

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. UCSB student Olivia Craig, a second-year environmental studies major, won the race, garnering 67.47% of the vote. Enrique “Henry” Sarria, a longtime Isla Vista resident of over 35 years, trailed with 32.21% of the vote.

Isla Vista Recreation & Park District

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. In a close four-way race for two open seats, candidates Brendan Hutchinson and Thea Neushul rose to the top, winning 30.39% and 27.21% of the vote, respectively. Scott Ball came third in the race with 22.54% of the vote, followed by Heidi Diaz with 18.97%.

Statewide Races

Data is based on the election results released by the office of the California Secretary of State. As of Nov. 9 at 8:05 a.m., 95% of the state’s precincts are partially reporting results. California election results will be certified by Dec. 16.

Governor

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is currently maintaining his lead against California State Senator Brian Dahle (R) with 57.6% of the vote.

Lieutenant Governor

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Incumbent Eleni Kounalakis (D) currently has 57.8% of the vote, leading against Angela Jacobs (R), who formerly served as an elected official representing Los Angeles County.

Secretary of State

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Incumbent Shirley Weber (D) is leading with 58.1% of the vote, followed by Republican challenger Rob Bernosky with 41.9% of the vote. Weber, appointed to serve as secretary of state by Newsom in 2020, is facing her election for the position for the first time.

Controller

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Malia Cohen (D), currently serving as the Chair of the California State Board of Equalization from the 2nd district, is narrowly leading with 53.6% of the vote. Lanhee Chen (R) is behind with 46.4% of the vote.

Treasurer

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Incumbent Fiona Ma (D) is leading with 57.1% of the vote against Jack Guerrero (R).

Attorney General

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Incumbent Rob Bonta (D) currently has a lead against Republican Nathan Hochman, a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, having earned 57.2% of votes. Bonta is running to retain office after Newsom appointed him to fill the seat’s vacancy in March 2021.

Insurance Commissioner

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Leading with 57.9% of the vote, Ricardo Lara (D) is currently ahead in his reelection bid against Robert Howell (R).

Member of State Board of Equalization, District 2

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Sally Lieber (D), a Mountain View City Councilwoman, is leading in the race with 67.5% of the vote against Peter Verbica (R).

*There are two U.S. Senate contests on this ballot, one for the regular six-year term ending Jan. 3, 2029, and one for the remainder of the current term ending Jan. 3, 2023.

U.S. Senator, Full Term

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Senator Alex Padilla (D) is leading with 59% of the vote against Mark Meuser (R). Newsom appointed Padilla to fill the vacant seat after Kamala Harris’ resignation from the Senate in preparation for her appointment to her currently-held position as U.S. Vice President.

U.S. Senator, Partial/Unexpired Term

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Padilla currently has 58.9% of the vote, as Meuser trails behind with 41.1% of the vote.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Incumbent Tony Thurmond (D) is strongly leading with 62.7% of the vote. Lance Christensen, chief operations officer of conservative think tank California Policy Center, follows with 37.3% of the vote.

State Measures

Proposition 1: Yes

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward approving Prop. 1, with 65% voting “yes” on a legislative amendment to establish a constitutional right to reproductive freedom.

Proposition 26: No

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward rejecting Prop. 26, with 70.1% voting “no” to allowing in-person roulette, dice games and sports wagering on tribal lands.

Proposition 27: No

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward rejecting Prop. 27, with 83.3% voting “no” to allowing online and mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands.

Proposition 28: Yes

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward approving Prop. 28, with 61.5% voting “yes” to providing additional funding for arts and music education in public schools.

Proposition 29: No

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward rejecting Prop. 29, with 69.9% voting “no” to requiring an on-site licensed medical professional at kidney dialysis clinics and establishing other state requirements.

Proposition 30: No

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward rejecting Prop. 30, with 59% voting “no” to providing funding for programs to reduce air pollution and prevent wildfires by increasing tax on personal income over $2 million.

Proposition 31: Yes

11/9/22 9:40 a.m. Voters are currently leaning toward approving Prop. 31, with 62.3% voting “yes” to uphold a 2020 law that would prohibit the retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products.

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