Congratulations to our endorsed candidates, Mayor-elect Steve Young and Councilmember-elect Terry Scott!
Here are links to an important KQED report by Ted Goldberg, and other Benicia election details and analysis by Roger Straw on the Benicia Independent:
- KQED: Candidate Targeted by Valero Wins Benicia Mayoral Race November 5, 2020 Significant quote: “The fact that Young withstood the Valero PAC’s campaign is hugely significant, according to Matto Mildenberger, an assistant professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, who focuses on oil politics. ‘It means that Benicia voters are willing to take their climate future into their own hands and are going to resist efforts by oil companies to control local politics.’” (continued)
- Benicia election results – UPDATED details and analysis (Nov. 5) “The Solano County Registrar of Voters have completed the count of Election Day ballots, and added those results to previously received mail-in ballots. The result is still unofficial.” (continued)
- Benicia election results – winners Steve Young, Tom Campbell, Terry Scott, and the Cannabis referendum November 4, 2020 “Here are Benicia election results as of 8:15 a.m. on November 4, from the Solano County Registrar of Voters website.” (continued)
- Benicia election results – Steve Young handily defeats Strawbridge and the Valero PAC November 4, 2020 “I called it at 10:48pm last night. It wasn’t even close. Steve Young is Benicia’s Mayor-elect. This morning, with all mail-in, early and precinct votes counted, Steve won by a wide margin – 51.9% to 30.6%, a spread of over 21 points!” (continued)
For additional incoming Benicia updates and information on our local vote totals for California races and propositions and the US Presidential race, go to the Solano County Registrar of Voters ELECTION RESULTS PAGE.