Live Election Results: 15th Congressional District

Patch will have up-to-the-minute election results for the 15th Congressional District.

Updated with unofficial results from 439 of 439 precincts reporting. Check back for updates as precincts report in results.

Voters in the newly formed 15th Congressional District will vote for one of three congressional candidates on Tuesday, with the top two moving on to the general election in November.

The top two can come from any political party, so Rep. Pete Stark and Eric Swalwell — both Democrats – could go head-to-head in November.

The district includes San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Castro Valley and Union City.

Check throughout the night for updated results and reaction.

CA-15 Primary Results

Total Votes Percentage Rep. Pete Stark, Democrat 25,239 42.86 Eric Swalwell, Democrat 20,765 35.26

Chris Pareja, No Party Affiliation

12,651 21.48 Unofficial results from the Alameda County website.
Joe Granada June 05, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I'm surprised that this race has received relatively little news coverage. Stark will probably win today, but if he gets forced into a runoff he's likely to lose no matter who his opponent is.
Trader Lu June 05, 2012 at 08:41 PM
This is a very important race. It is important to get Chris Pareja into the final race in Nov. or the voters will not really have a choice. We will have to choose between two Democrats.
Tim June 05, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I like Chris Pareja and the conservative values he brings to the table, however, he simply cannot win in this area, period. We have, I think 48% registered Democrats and only 24% registered Republicans. Even if Pareja were to get ALL the GOP voters and 90% of the independents, it won't be enough to beat Stark in November. Ideology aside, Stark needs to go because he's a joke in his own caucus and not taken seriously and thus cannot adequately represent the district. Eric Swalwell can beat Stark head to head and yes, he's a Democrat (and likely will turn out to be a liberal one) he's far and away better than Stark. He's at least respectful and not a snide egotistical prick like we have in Stark. Why waste an opportunity to put Fortney Stark out to pasture?
Davis June 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I am a conservative and voted for Stalwell, Stark has got to go. Over the years Stark has built one heck of a "what do I get for free" mentality. It's time for people who want to go to work!
Red June 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I've only been in the East Bay for the past two years [and in that time only written Stark ONCE, after calling three times]... but it just seems incumbents who've served since Reagan [e.g. Stark] need to be flushed out of the system every now-and-again.
Loren June 06, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Stark? really? my sister sees him more in maryland (where she lives) then I see him in the Bay Area. My sister told me he moved to maryland at least 34 years ago. how can he run here?
Camaro on Cinderblocks June 06, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Why would anyone vote for someone that doesn't live here is a better question. Robots
Lisa Duluth June 06, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Seriously? Stark? The guy who thought that Solyndra makes electric cars and wishes his car allowance paid out more so that he could buy one? The crazy old guy ? Geeze....no wonder this state is in so much trouble.
Marcia Parker June 06, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Wish this important local election had brought out more voters.
Joe Granada June 06, 2012 at 11:23 AM
It looks like the above results are final, so the November election will be between Stark and Swalwell. 43 percent is an awfully weak showing for an incumbent--the race will be Swalwell's to lose.


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