Garamendi Wins CA-10 Open Primary

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in News, Politics

Published on September 01, 2009 with 2 Comments

Lt. Governor John Garamendi
Photo by Luke Thomas

By Luke Thomas

September 2, 2009

With all 176 precincts reporting, Lt. Governor John Garamendi has won the CA-10 open primary in the special election race to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher.

Garamendi, a Democrat, won with 26.15 percent of the vote. He will face Republican Party candidate David Harmer (20.58 percent), Green Party candidate Jeremy Cloward (0.52 percent), American Independent Party candidate Jerome Denham (0.29 percent) and Peace and Freedom Party candidate Mary McIlroy (0.27 percent) in the runoff election in November.

Garamendi’s victory eliminates fellow Democrats Senator Mark DeSaulnier (17.55 percent), Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (12 percent), Anthony Woods (8.48 percent), and Adriel Hampton (0.36 percent).

Harmer’s victory eliminates fellow Republicans Chris Bunch (4.59 percent), Gary Clift (3.99 percent), John Toth (3.22 percent),  David Peterson (1.59 percent), and Mark Loos (0.39 percent).

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Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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  1. Yes, good guys finish last.

  2. I was sorry to see that Adriel Hampton got only one-third of one percent of the vote in the Democratic primary. He is a good person with many talents.

    He was outspent and outgunned, which is often the fate of candidates who are trying to make a breakthrough into the system.