By Allen Payton
Election results from Tuesday night show Brentwood Councilman Steve Barr in a commanding first place lead and East Bay Regional Parks District Board Member in second place in the race for District 3 Supervisor. But, the battle for second place to determine who will face Barr in the run-off election in November may not yet be decided.
Oakley Councilman Doug Hardcastle trails Burgis by just 1,025 votes and according to County Elections Office staff, there are still about 56,000 vote-by-mail ballots in the county, turned in at the polls, Tuesday that are left to be counted. That figure does not include an additional 19,000 provisional ballots, plus the ballots turned in to the 19 City Clerks’ offices, on Tuesday, nor those ballots postmarked by Tuesday and received by this Friday.
All the ballots of those who voted at the polls were counted and included in Tuesday night’s totals.
According to the County Elections website, the results for the District 3 race as of Tuesday night are as follows:
Steve Barr – 7,996 votes, 28.9%
Diane Burgis – 6,136 votes, 22.2%
Doug Hardcastle – 5,109 votes, 18.49%
Wade Harper – 4,234 votes, 15.32%
Monica Wilson – 2,516 votes, 9.11%
Odessa Lefrancois – 1,584 votes, 5.73%
Vote counts will be updated as the County Elections office has them, with the first one expected on Friday.