The 2008 City Council Election was held on June 3rd, 2008. Three seats, held by Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor, and Stephen Souza, were open in this election.
Students who live in campus-proper (e.g. not Cuarto/Castilian Hall area) are not eligible to vote in city elections as UC Davis is not technically a part of the city of Davis. Davis College Democrats have created a questionnaire for the Democratic candidates for city council.
This was the first Davis City Council Election since 1956 with three open seats and three incumbents running for re-election to those seats1.
|2008 City Council Elections|
|Preceded by: 2006 City Council Election|
|Followed by: 2010 City Council Election|
Official final returns, released Jun 07, 2008, 06:59 AM Names marked in bold were elected to a position.
21.3% of total with 7,893 votes
-- 55.77% of voters
20.3% of total with 7,512 votes
-- 53.08% of voters
17.8% of total with 6,598 votes
-- 46.62% of voters
15.4% of total with 5,698 votes
-- 40.26% of voters
13.2% of total with 4,878 votes
-- 34.37% of voters
12.1% or total with 4,504 votes
-- 31.83% of voters
Note: Percentages in the table reflect the percentage of total votes cast, not percentage of voters who cast a vote for a particular candidate.
Turnout: 14,153 of 34,815 Registered Voters (40.7%) 16.4%, or 5,724 of the 34,815 registered voters in Davis voted by mail.
Also on the Ballot
Yolo County Supervisor, District 5 returns are posted here.
Of 20,758 Registered Voters, turnout was Turnout: 8,827.
50.7% of total with 4.065 votes
-- 46.05% of voters
34.1% with 2,739
-- 31.03% of voters
15.2% with 1,217
--13.79% of voters
- Proposition 98
- Proposition 99
Independent Voter Guide
COPS Voter Guide
This too has the disclaimer: NOTICE TO VOTERS: THIS DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY COPS VOTER GUIDE, NOT AN OFFICIAL POLITICAL PARTY ORGANIZATION. Appearance in this mailer does not necessarily imply endorsement of others appearing in this mailer, nor does it imply endorsement of, or opposition to, any issues set forth in this mailer. Appearance is paid for and authorized by each candidate and ballot measure which is designated by an *.
2008-06-03 10:52:29 EVEN if you don't vote for city council or judge, please vote Proposition No-Yes; Against 98, For 99. Personal statement — Prop 98 is a questionable, hidden-agenda attempt to support those who own lots of property at the expense of governments and tennants. Why else would they hide the abolition of future rent control and some renter's rights behind an aggressive property rights front. Prop 99 may be weak, but it is safe.
Consider the proponents and opponents: FOR 98 — Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association (aka the 'All Government is Bad' committee)
not 99 Cal Farm Bureau
Lots of developers with big advertising budgets
AGAINST 98 — League of Women Voters
& pro-99 California Police Chiefs Assn
AARP - CA state president
National Wildlife Federation (and others)
Consumer Federation of California
etc. ~~~~[NotTires] —NotTires
2008-06-03 21:24:56 Funny how the results appear to be strongly correlated with the age of the candidates ... funny that, really. I was the youngest person at that voting place by like 30 years. —ChristopherMckenzie
2008-06-03 22:04:28 I think those are the absentee ballots that are counted. —JamesSchwab
Nice catch. They are coming in now and it is more clear. Thanks. —jw
2008-06-13 08:28:31 Wait just one moment: Don Saylor* [WWW]Website 21.3% with 7,893 votes Stephen Souza* [WWW]Website 20.3% with 7,512 Sue Greenwald* [WWW]Website 17.8% with 6,598 Sydney Vergis [WWW]Website 15.4% with 5,698 Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald [WWW]Website, [WWW]Blog 13.2% with 4,878 Rob Roy [WWW]Website 12.1% with 4,504
21.3% + 20.3% + 17.8% + 15.4% + 13.2% + 12.1% = 100.1%
It's okay, rounding off can make them work that way. 34.54 + 12.54 + 9.54 + 43.38 = 100. Round it off at the nearest tenth, and you get 34.5 + 12.5 + 9.5 + 43.4 = 99.9. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
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