Here’s what we know about Sacramento primary election results

Updated Jun 14, 4:09pm

By Kristin Lam

These results are all current as of Tuesday, June 14 at 3:25 pm See full Sacramento County election results here.

Sacramento County results arrived in three separate waves on Election Night, with the first released shortly after the polls closed at 8 pm on June 7. The county will release further reports every Friday and Tuesday at 4 pm until all the ballots are counted.

Thien Ho leads the preliminary results in the race for Sacramento County District Attorney with 58% of the vote. Alana Mathews follows with 42% of 192,628 ballots counted.

A former Sacramento County prosecutor, Mathews currently works for the Prosecutors Alliance of California, a nonprofit that pushes progressive court reforms. Ho works as the Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney under current District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.

The winner will serve as Sacramento County’s first Asian or Black district attorney and succeed Schubert, who took office in 2014.

California Assembly Member Jim Cooper leads the early results with 55% of 200,762 ballots counted. Sacramento County Undersheriff Jim Barnes trails with 45% of votes tallied so far.

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.

Whoever wins the majority vote in the June primary will lead a major law enforcement office in Sacramento County, where roughly 1.5 million people live.

City Council

District 1:

Longtime Natomas Unified School District Board Member Lisa Kaplan leads the four-way race with 50.8% of 7,606 ballots counted. Natoma’s Chamber of Commerce President Alyssa Lazano claims 25.8%, followed by financial accountability manager Nate Pelzcar collecting 20.1% of votes tallied so far. Crest Theater vice president and general manager Robert Alvis trails behind with 3.3%.

If Kaplan maintains more than 50% of the vote, she will win the election. The district includes North Natomas, where incumbent Angelique Ashby has represented since 2010.

District 3:

Sacramento County Board of Education President Karina Talamantes leads the preliminary results with 49.4% of 6,414 counted ballots. Michael Lynch, co-founder of a nonprofit helping young men of color attend college, garners 41.4%. Healthcare professional Adrianne Gonzales follows with 9.2%.

Unless Talamante wins more than 50% of the vote in the final count, the top two will proceed to a November runoff election. The winner will represent the South Natomas, Gardenland and Northgate neighborhoods.

District 5:

Homeless advocacy nonprofit director Caity Maple leads the four-way race with 40% of 5,652 ballots tallied. Tamiko Heim, who serves on the city’s Active Transportation Commission, comes in second in the preliminary results with 37%, followed by administrative assistant Kimberly Sow with 15%. Retired grocery store manager Chris Baker claims 8% of the preliminary results.

The leading two candidates will compete in November 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.

Board of Supervisors

District 1: Incumbent Phil Serna is running unopposed. The district includes Natomas and Sacramento International Airport.

District 2:

Incumbent Patrick Kennedy leads the race, accounting for 76% of 29,110 ballots counted. Political newcomer and environmental advocate Duke Cooney follows behind with 24% of the preliminary vote.

Voters first elected Kennedy to the District 2 seat in 2014. Whoever wins the June primary will represent the district that includes the Greenhaven and Meadowview neighborhoods.

District 5:

Longtime Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume leads the preliminary results with 43% of 41,713 votes counted. Cosumnes Community Services District Board President Jaclyn Moreno accounts for 32% of the vote, and former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly has 18%. Former Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Alex Joe trails behind with 7% of the vote.

The top two vote-getters will face off in the November election to replace Don Nottoli, who has held the seat since 1994. The winner will then represent the district encompassing Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Galt.

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