As outstanding ballots continue to be counted in the race for Contra Costa County Supervisor District 3, Brentwood City Councilman Steve Barr remains in the lead against East Bay Regional Park District Director Diane Burgis.
In order to secure a win for the seat vacated by Mary Piepho, a 50-percent-plus-one majority is needed. As of June 10, Barr had garnered 28.75 percent of the vote with a total of 10,214 votes, and Burgis had 22.89 percent of the vote and 8,134 votes. The two will faceoff in the general election on Nov. 8.
According to Elections Processing Supervisor Rosa Mena, the 25,000 remaining countywide provisional and absentee ballots were expected to be tallied by Friday, June 17, with a final count on June 22, if necessary.
For Brentwood’s Measure B, the news continues to be positive as final votes are counted.
The measure needs a 55 percent approval rate to pass. At press time, the measure had 56.23 percent of the vote, translating into 6,708 votes. The passage of Measure B would free up $158 million to build new schools and renovate the district’s schools. The measure would cost property owners about $28 per $100,000 of assessed value for the next 25 to 30 years.