Neighborhood voters give strong support to Schenirer

Curtis Park voters were actively engaged in the June primary election. Of most interest was the race for City Council District 5, which incumbent Councilmember Jay Schenirer appears to have won.

With more than two-thirds of the votes counted, Schenirer had 55 percent of the District 5 vote, to 36 percent for Tamika L’Ecluse and 7 percent for Joseph Barry. If Schenirer maintains at least 50 percent of the final vote, plus one vote, he will win the seat.

Schenirer’s greatest concentration of support in the district was in Precinct 44274, including part of Curtis Park, in which he won 72 percent of the vote.

L’Ecluse, a former president of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association, received her greatest concentration of support in Precinct 45015, including part of Oak Park, in which she won 65 percent of the vote.

In the governor’s race, 40 percent of Curtis Park residents favored Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. State Treasurer John Chiang was second with 22 percent, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was third with 14 percent and businessman John Cox was fourth with 11 percent.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein prevailed in Curtis Park with 57 percent, compared with 20 percent for the second place finisher, state Sen. Kevin de Leon.

Curtis Park voters strongly backed winning Propositions 68, 69, 71 and 72, and voted against losing Proposition 70.

The final percentages may vary somewhat as ballot counting was not finished by mid-June. Countywide, approximately 77,000 ballots (29 percent) remained to be counted. Voter turnout was about 36 percent in the county.

Up-to-date results, including precinct tallies, can be found at the Sacramento County election website, The “results by map” feature is most user-friendly. Curtis Park has three voting precincts — 44209, 44274 and 44346.

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