Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.
|Candidate||% Popular Vote||Popular Vote|
|JIM BENNETT||UNITED UTAH||08.88%||9641|
|JASON CHRISTENSEN||INDEPENDENT AMERICAN||01.50%||1633|
Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7. An independent candidate, Nikuyah Walker, was elected to an at-large seat. She is the first independent on the Charlottesville city council since 1948. See this story.
On November 7, the voters of Lewis County, New York, elected a member of the Independence Party, Randall LaChausse, to the county legislature, district 2. The election is partisan. LaChausse was also the nominee of the Democratic Party. See this story.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, held a partisan election for judicial posts on November 7. An independent candidate, Mik Pappas, who was endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America, defeated a Democratic judicial incumbent for one of the posts.
Ben Walsh was the candidate of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties..
Results from NY Times were checked Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. If so inclined, check to see whether they updated them since. There are additional links for election results from these various states at Ballot Access News.
New York City Mayor
CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
Bill de Blasio*
99% reporting (5,815 of 5,901 precincts)
NY Ballot Measures
Question 1 – Constitutional Convention (of tangential interest to some IPR readers)
Holds a convention to explore proposals for revisions or amendments to the State Constitution.
ANSWER VOTES PCT.
88% reporting (13,719 of 15,526 precincts)
VA VOTES PCT.
VA House of Delegates
Dem. 47 (+13 seats)
Rep. 46 99% reporting
While I haven’t found any results for any candidates for Delegate in VA outside the duopoly, if there were any, this is of potential interest; there are 100 seats in the House of Delegates and several are still being counted or recounted. It’s possible the Democrats will take the majority. This will matter as far as what the chances of passing ballot access reform through the legislature and which arguments may work.
CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
98% reporting (6,234 of 6,385 precincts)
IPR open thread:
Tony From Long Island
November 8, 2017 at 08:33
Suffolk County district attorney — 100% REPORTING
Timothy Sini – Dem — 62% 182,005 Votes
Raymond G. Perini – Rep — 36% 106,773 Votes
Christopher Garvey – Lib — 1% 4,295 Votes
Tony From Long Island
November 8, 2017 at 08:36
Suffolk County sheriff — 100% REPORTING
Errol D. Toulon Jr. – Dem — 49% — 141,006 Votes
Lawrence M. Zacarese — Rep — 49% 139,652 Votes
Peter J. Krauss – Lib — 2% 4,613 Votes (more than the margin of victory)
November 8, 2017 at 16:14
From Darryl W. Perry:
New Hamshire held municipal elections in the most of the 13 Cities across
the state; town elections are in the Spring. While municipal elections are
officially non-partisan, 2 Libertarians ran for City offices.
Former state rep Joseph LaChance who joined the LP in January pulled in
38.49% for Manchester School Board, and Robert Call received 19.28% for
Mayor in Keene.
We also had several special elections for the NH General Court earlier in
the year. Brian Shields, Communications Director for the Libertarian House
Caucus, brought in 7.58% in a three-way race in the Strafford 13 election
on October 24. James Jarvis earned 2.27% of the vote in the Rockingham 4
election on September 26. Former LP Gubernatorial nominee John J. Babiarz
pulled in 2.33% in the Grafton 9 special election in September, and Jason
Dubrow received 1.26% of the vote in the July 25 special election for
Senate district 16.
LPNH Convention Committee is working hard on the 2018 Convention to be held
over the weekend on April 28-19, more details will be announced soon.
Please join me in congratulating this list of newly elected Libertarians:
— Jim Turney – Altamonte Springs City Commission – Florida
— Greg Perry – Rome Township Auditor – Pennsylvania
— Jennifer Moore – Auditor of Upper Providence in Montgomery County – Pennsylvania
— James Fryman – Victory Township Supervisor in Venango County – Pennsylvania
— Demo Agoris – Houston Borough Council in Washington County – Pennsylvania
— Jerry Geleff – Exeter Township School Director in Berks County – Pennsylvania
— Jason Aucker – Spring Township Auditor in Snyder County – Pennsylvania
— Zachary Elliott (on the left in photo below) – Coconut Grove Village Council – Florida
— Kevin Cline – Long Beach City Council – Washington
— Christopher Nance – Carthage Town Commission – North Carolina
— Eleanor Russell – Houston Borough Judge of Elections – Pennsylvania
— Jake Towne – Lower Nazareth Auditor and Judge of Elections – Pennsylvania
We are still waiting on the results from Apollo Pazell’s too-close-to-call city council race in Utah.
Heartfelt thanks to each of our candidates this year. Every candidate that ran deserves our appreciation for their courage to stand up for our principles.
I’d like to specially thank Cliff Hyra who ran a very active campaign for Governor in Virginia, Michelle Darnell who ran a very active campaign for Washington State Senate, and Joe Buchman who ran a very active campaign for US Senate in Utah (sic. Actually UT-3 -p).
Also, kudos to three Washington LP candidates who received over 40% of the vote in their respective races: Paul Addis, Kent City Council Position 2 (45%); Ed Pace, Spokane Valley City Council Position 4 (41%); and James Blair, Yelm City Council Position 7 (45%).
Libertarian Party candidates are on the ballot on Nov. 7 in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Visit this page throughout the evening for updates about election returns as information becomes available.
If you notice something missing, send election results to email@example.com and include a link to the source.
(6:30 p.m. ET) Jim Turney wins a seat on the Altamonte Springs City Commission (nonpartisan race). He was unopposed (see story).
(8:40 p.m. ET) With 80% of the precincts reporting in the race for Governor in Virginia, Cliff Hyra has 1.1%.
(10:00 p.m. ET) Greg Perry elected Rome Township Auditor in Pennsylvania.
(10:15 p.m. ET) Cliff Hyra has over 29,000 votes (1.1%) with 99.6% of the precincts reporting in the Governor’s race in Virginia. In the House of Delegates races, Will Hammer has 745 votes for 2.8% (20th district), Jake Crocker has 1,926 votes for 6.8% (69th district), Terry Richard Hurst has 2,841 votes for 14.6% (89th district), and Michael Bartley has 675 votes for 2.8% (94th district).
(10:45 p.m. ET) Bill Russell receives 6.5% of the vote and finishes third out of five candidates for Mayor of Norwich, CT.
(10:55 p.m. ET) Charlie Gers has 1,188 votes and finishes fifth out of 17 candidates in the race for Mayor of Minneapolis, MN (99% of precincts reporting). Chris Holbrook finishes sixth out of 11 candidates with 654 votes for Mayor of St. Paul.
(11:00 p.m. ET) Jennifer Moore elected Auditor of Upper Providence in Montgomery County, PA.
(11:20 p.m. ET) More elected Pennsylvania candidates: James Fryman, Victory Township Supervisor (Venango County), Demo Agoris, Houston Borough Council (Washington County), Jerry Geleff, Exeter Township School Director(Berks County), Jason Aucker, Spring Township Auditor (Snyder County).
(11:30 p.m. ET) With 98% of the precincts reporting, Peter Rohrman is fourth of seven candidates with 8,568 votes in the race for Governor in New Jersey.
(11:55 p.m. ET) Zachary Elliott was elected to the Coconut Grove Village Council in Florida.
Wednesday, November 8
(12:22 a.m. ET) With approximately 85% of ballots counted, Michelle Darnell has 5,474 votes (32.2%) in her race for Washington State Senate, District 48.
(12:55 a.m. ET) In the special election for U.S. Congress in Utah (3rd district), Joe Buchman finishes fifth out of six candidates, with 2,372 votes (2.2%).
(10:00 a.m. ET) Kevin Cline elected to the Long Beach City Council in Washington with 58% of the vote.
(10:05 a.m. ET) Three Washington LP candidates receive over 40% of the vote in their respective races: Paul Addis, Kent City Council Position 2 (45%); Ed Pace, Spokane Valley City Council Position 4 (41%); James Blair, Yelm City Council Position 7 (45%).
(10:40 a.m. ET) Christopher Nance elected to the Carthage Town Commission in North Carolina. Finishes third in a 4-way race with 19.8% of the vote (top three elected).
(11:55 a.m. ET) Two more Pennsylvania Libertarians elected: Eleanor Russell, Houston Borough Judge of Elections; Jake Towne, Lower Nazareth Auditor and Judge of Elections.
(12:50 p.m. ET) Michael Hoak finished second in a three-way race for Perry County Coroner in Pennsylvania with 25.2% of the vote, ahead of the Democrat candidate.
November 8, 2017 at 17:37
I was probably elected Judge of Elections (lead guy who administers primary and general elections in PA for a given precinct) by writing myself in. There was no one else running and the precinct results only show 1 write-in vote, which must be mine. However, the contents (rather than number) of write-in votes are usually not posted for a few days or weeks, so I won’t know for sure until they are fully tabulated.
If I win, I will only respond to “Judge Moulton” from then on.
Pro tip: Always write yourself in for empty offices.
Via Facebook comments on this story:
November 9 at 3:41pm
What other Libertarians won elections yesterday? James Fryman Victory Township Supervisor Venango County, PA Demo Agoris Borough Council Houston Washington County, PA Eleanor H. RUSSELL Judge Of Elections Houston Borough Washington County, PA Greg R Perry Auditor Rome Township Bradford County, PA Jennifer Moore Auditor in Upper Providence Township Montgomery County, PA Jerry Geleff Exeter Township School Director Berks County, PA Jake Towne Judge of Election – LOWER NAZARETH TWP and Lower Nazareth Auditor Jason Aucker SPRING TWP AUDITOR Snyder County Isa Cline, Long Beach City Council, Long Beach, WA Joseph Cimaomo, Covington City Council Christopher Nance, Town Commisioner Carthage, NC Wes Morrison, Cape Canaveral City Council Drew Bingaman, Constable Sunbury, PA Apollo Pazell, Copperton City Council, UT Zachary Elliott, Coconut Grove Village Council, FL Jim Turney, Altamonte Springs City Council, FL Andy LeCureaux was re-elected to the Hazel Park City Council in Michigan Ed Tidwell, Mayor, Lago Vista, TX Darcie Lesniak Town Council Baldwinsville, NY Trishanda Louise, City Council Pleasant Hill, OH
Mirna Martinez becomes the first New London Green ever elected in New London on the Green line only. Not an easy task!
Initial returns from Minneapolis show that Cam Gordon has been overwhelmingly reelected. Samantha Pree-Stinson and Terry White ran strong, but unsuccessfull campaigns.
Running against 3 other candidates in a Ranked Choice system, White finished second as first choice, second as second choice and first as third choice.
Running against 3 other candidates in a Ranked Choice system, Pree-Stinson, finished fourth as first-choice, third as second choice and first as third choice.
Billy Menz is one of three candidates for Park and Recreation Commissioner District 1. He finished second for first choice, second for second choice and second for third choice.
Charles Exner, one of three candidates for Park and Recreation Commissioner District 3, finished third for first choice, second for second choice and first for third choice.
Latrisha Vetaw, one of nine candidates for Park and Recreation Commissioner at Large, finished a very close second for first choice, a very close first for second choice and finished fourth for third choice.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “The city plans to tabulate second and third rounds of the ranked-choice voting system Wednesday”.
St Paul also has a ranked choice voting system. With 20 of 96 precincts reporting, Elizabeth Dickinson is 4th out of 10 candidates, with 5.92% of the first choice votes.
Unofficial results from the race for St Louis Alderman, Ward 2, show Elston McCowan finishing third with 8.6% of the vote.
Now that the returns are in, I would like to extend on everyone’s behalf our congratulations and our gratitude to our many fine candidates in this election.
Particular admiration is owing to Jeff Staples, who garnered nearly 16% of the vote in a safe Democratic district, and to Will King, whose outstanding campaign garnered over 5% of the vote in a tough, highly partisan district.
Montigue Magruder shook up Richmond politics, sending the Democrats in his district a wake-up call and taking over 3% of the vote. Marcus Sutphin and Gerald Anderson each faced a tougher challenge, campaigning in starkly conservative districts, and Marcus in particular in an almost exclusively rural district, where getting the message out and having it heard can be particular challenging and where few people have even heard of the Green Party. Both candidates pulled about 1% of the vote in their districts, staking out a beachhead for future Green campaigns in rural Virginia.
Akeem Browder Mayor 1.4% NYC
Howie Hawkins, Mayor, Syracuse 4% finished 3 of 5
Frack Cetera – Council at Large, Syracuse – 9%
Eric Graf, 2nd District, Syracuse – 19.1%
Searena Seals – 10% – Syracuse 4th district
Bryan Jiminez, Mayor Albany – 2.3%
Abdul-Wahab – 6% Troy City Council
Jessica Clayton has been elected to the Brick Board of Education.
Green-endorsed candidates won seven out of nine races, winning four seats on the town’s Representative Town Meeting, a position on the Board of Education, a seat on the Board of Assessment Appeals, and an alternate position on the Zoning Board of Appeals. In total, the Green-endorsed candidates now holds a total of 10 appointed and elected seats in the town government. Furthermore, the election results in Waterford set a Green Party record for the largest contingency of Greens to serve on a legislative assembly in New England. The previous record in New England was 6.7% in New Haven, CT from 2001-2003, according to the Green Party of the United States website.
Voter turnout was higher this year than it was in 2013 by several percentage points, much of which the Greens believe can be attributed to their presence on the ballot and the fierce campaign they ran. Five of the seven candidates running on the Green line were the highest vote-getter in their race as well, further demonstrating a strong mandate for the elected Greens. Green candidates that were top vote-getters include Deb Roselli Kelly (Board of Ed), Mike Buscetto III (Board of Assessment Appeals), Darcy Van Ness (Zoning Board Alternate), Andrew Frascarelli (RTM D1), and Joshua Steele Kelly (RTM D3). Only Carl D’Amato (RTM D4) and Baird Welch-Collins (RTM D2) won in a lesser place. While the Greens did work with the Democrats on the ballot, Welch-Collins is the first candidate to be elected as a Green alone in a contested race in Waterford.
Congratulations to our 2 newly elected Greens in Bucks County! (PA -p).
Congratulations to Dave Ochmanowicz and Stuart Chen-Hayes on winning their elections to School Board and Judge of Elections respectively!
I also want to acknowledge & congratulate the hard work of Bucks Greens Ann DiCampello, who ran for Bristol Twp Council, and Walt Jeranek, who chaired Jules Mermelstein’s statewide campaign for Superior Court Judge.
Merrily Mazza was re-elected to the Lafayette, Colorado City Council.
The Connecticut Green Party picked up two additional victories last evening. Jean DeSmet was elected Mayor of Windham and Dagmar Noll was elected to the Willimantic Council.
Election results: http://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/#/selectTown
The four California Green Party candidates running for re-election yesterday all won. All four are from Humboldt County in Northern California.
Angelia Hillman, Board of Trustees, Area 5, Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District
Jeffrey Dean Schwartz, Governing Boardmember, Arcata School District, Arcata
Rama Zarcufsky, Governing Boardmember, Maple Creek School District
Scott Kender, Board of Directors, Redway Community Services District
With LaTrisha Vetaw election as Minneapolis Park and Recreation Commissioner at Large, Greens now have two elected officials, Vetaw and Cam Gordon, who was re-elected to his city council position.
The Green Party of Washington enjoyed two victories on Tuesday. Renata Rollins won a seat on Olympia City Council (Seat 6) in Washington State. Elizabeth Zita was re-elected to the Olympia City Port Commission.