Key Bay Area elections too close to call

Several high-profile races around the Bay Area were too close to call as Election Night drew to a close.

Winners had not yet emerged in the contests for San Jose mayor, Oakland mayor, San Francisco district attorney and Alameda County district attorney.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez and San Jose Councilmember Matt Mahan were seeking to replace outgoing Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Early Wednesday morning, Mahan was leading with 51% of the vote, compared to Chavez, who had 48%. 

For complete voting data, visit Santa Clara County's official election website.

In Oakland, City Councilmember Loren Taylor was leading a field of 10 candidates with 53% of the vote as of Wednesday morning. 

Sheng Thao, another member of the city council, was second in the race to succeed incumbent Libby Schaaf, who could not run again due to term limits. Thao had nearly 47% of the vote.

By Wednesday morning, the other mayoral candidates were eliminated in the city's ranked-choice voting system. Still, final results could take days to count. 

To see the vote totals in the race, visit the Alameda County Board of Election website.


San Francisco's interim district attorney Brooke Jenkins sounded triumphant when she addressed supporters on Tuesday night, but she did not specifically claim victory. Nor did her opponents concede. 

"You represent that the tide has turned in San Francisco, that we can be a democratic city, that we can be a liberal city, but stand for public safety." She told KTVU that the people have spoken and approve of the "new way we are doing the work. They support the work we're doing and my vision for public safety." 

Wednesday morning, Jenkins had a sizable lead over her opponents. San Francisco election data showed she pulled in 48% of the vote compared to John Hamasaki who had 34%.

In the city's ranked system, a winner is not declared until a candidate secures more than 50% of the vote.

To see the vote totals in the San Francisco DA's race or other contests in the city, visit the Board of Elections website

A winner still hadn't been declared in the Alameda County District Attorney race either where Terry Wiley had captured 52.3% of votes over opponent Pamela Price who had 47.7% of votes.