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Interactive: A closer look at the Glazer-Bonilla contest

An interactive map (see below) of results in the March 17 special primary election in the East Bay’s 7th Senate District
An interactive map (see below) of results in the March 17 special primary election in the East Bay’s 7th Senate District Sacramento Bee

Final results in last week’s special primary election in the East Bay’s 7th Senate District show that Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla will need to expand her support beyond the district’s northern half if she hopes to prevail in a May special general election.

Bonilla, D-Concord, faces fellow Democrat Steve Glazer, an Orinda councilman, in the May 19 runoff. Glazer ran strongly throughout much of the district, particularly along the district’s Highway 24 corridor between Orinda and Walnut Creek.

Here is how Glazer and Bonilla stacked up in last week’s election, along with former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, an Alamo Democrat, and Republican Michaela Herta of Pleasanton. Below that is an interactive map of the March 17 vote.

Top vote-getter

Overall share of vote (%)

Precincts won

Share of vote in winning precincts (%)

Steve Glazer, D-Orinda

33.7

260

41.8

Susan Bonilla, D-Concord

24.9

209

45

Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo

22.4

90

35.8

Michaela Herta, R-Pleasanton

16.1

30

35.2

Click on a precinct for more information. Glazer-won precincts are green, Bonilla-won precincts are orange, Buchanan precincts are blue, and Hertle precincts are purple. No-vote precincts have no color. Click here for a full-size map.

Call Jim Miller, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 326-5521. Follow him on Twitter @jimmiller2.

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