The dust has settled. The ballots are in. Cheers, tears and everything between marked the end of yet another Election Day. It's official: The United States keeps their current president for another four years, and those who voted reap the benefits of fulfilling their civic duties.
How did local polls fair? Let's take a look:
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez garnered 106,844 votes to be re-elected to Congress for the newly-drawn 38th District, while Republican candidate Benjamin Campos received 50,889 votes. (Click here for the official results from the L.A. County Registrar.)
Just before results were released, a fatigued Sanchez commented on the end of her campaign.
"It's exhilarating," Sanchez said. "It's just an awesome, awesome night. These volunteers are so committed, and they show up every day. It's really kind of an overwhelming feeling to know that people believe in you so much that they're willing to come and give all their free time to help you run an election. They're just amazing people."
As result poured in, clearly showing that Sanchez once again had a majority of the voters' support, she expressed gratitude for all her supporters and the people who voted for her.
"I am humbled by the trust they have bestowed on me to fight for them in Washington to make Southern California a better place to live and work," Sanchez said in a statement. "I look forward to working even harder to create jobs and build on the economic momentum we've experienced the past thirty-two months."
At the end of election night, the 43-year-old Lakewood resident also took pause to comment on the re-election of President Barack Obama.
“I am thrilled that America re-elected President Obama, and I look forward to working with his Administration to create good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans," Sanchez said. "I am also pleased that Democrats have made gains in the House and that Democrats will maintain control of the Senate. My hope is that we can now find common ground and work together in Washington to solve the problems we face and to continue our economic recovery.”
Other Ballot Measure Results Relevant to Cerritos-Artesia Voters
Late Tuesday night results showed (click here for an up-to-date recap on proposition results):
53.7 percent voted YES on Proposition 30, which would impose taxes to fund public education.
60.4 percent voted NO on Proposition 31 which includes changing certain fiscal responsibilities of the legislature and Governor. Local governments that create plans to coordinate services would receive funding from the state and could develop their own procedures for administering state programs.
55.8 percent voted NO on Proposition 32, which would prohibit unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Basically, existing laws stay the same.
72.5 percent voted NO on Proposition 38, which impose taxes to fund early-childhood learning.
78.25 percent of Artesians voted in support of Measure M, which allows the city to increase the business license fee to help supplement city revenue lost by state raids.
Nearly 70 percent voted in support of Measure G, which also known as the $350 million Cerritos College bond, would be used to fund campus infrastructure upgrades. Property owners will be taxed at $25 per $100,000 of assessed value.
Cerritos College Trustee Election results show Robert Arthur, Carmen Avalos, John Paul Drayer, and Sandra Salazar getting the nods. The race between Marisa K. Perez and Ted Edmiston still appears too close to call.