Sacramento Council Races and Measure U

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President Obama supporters packed Oishi Sushi on K Street, where Mayor Kevin Johnson wanted to bring Demos and Republicans together for at least one night.

The crowd, elated over Obama’s re-election. Mayor Johnson, who campaigned for the president, looked forward to the future which includes new members on City Council.

In District 2, candidate Rob Kerth, who served on council in the ’90’s, pulled ahead of Allen Warren, a childhood friend of the mayor’s who has worked to help turn a blighted Del Paso Heights around.

Meanwhile in District 4, a very close race between candidates Steve Hansen and Joe Yee. Yee the apparent victor by night’s end.

Sacramento residents voted soundly for Measure U, a half percent sales tax increase to 8.25 percent which would mostly go toward 911 services, along with police and fire.

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