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Laugero, Haskin Win Council Posts
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In a four-way race for two available seats on the Escalon City Council, results from the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office shows newcomer Jeff Laugero was the leading vote getter with 1,351 votes, followed by incumbent Gary Haskin, with 1,267. Those two win the seats, with challengers Matthew Herrero coming in with 1,048 votes and David Webster with 260.

Voters in San Joaquin County narrowly supported incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney for the 11th District Congressional race over challenger Republican Dean Andal, 52 to 48 percent.

In state ballot measures, with 96 percent of precincts reporting in, voters were in favor of:

Prop. 1A, safe, reliable high speed train bond act, 52 to 48 percent

Prop. 2, standards for confining farm animals, 63 to 37 percent

Prop. 3, children's hospital bond act, 55 to 45 percent

Prop. 8, eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry, 52 to 48 percent

Prop. 9, criminal justice system, victims rights, parole, 53 to 47 percent

Prop. 11, redistricting, 51 percent to 49 percent

Prop. 12, veterans bond, 63.5 to 36.5 percent

Voters were turning down:

Prop. 4, parental notification before terminating minor's pregnancy, 52 to 48 percent

Prop. 5, non-violent drug offense, sentencing, parole, rehab, 60 to 40 percent

Prop. 6, police, law enforcement funding, 70 to 30 percent

Prop. 7, renewable energy generation, 65 to 35 percent

Prop. 10, alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy bonds, 60 to 40 percent