City Government

Local election results

November 13, 2018

Hayward voters have reelected Mayor Barbara Halliday and Councilmember Sara Lamnin to second terms, elected a new City Council member, Aisha Wahab, and passed the Measure T Real Property Transfer Tax increase.

Halliday defeated Councilmember Mark Salinas in the contest for mayor, winning 56 percent of the vote, according to preliminary election results.  Lamnin and Wahab finished first and second in the race for two City Council seats with 25 percent of the vote each.

Councilmember Marvin Peixoto was not reelected, finishing third in the field of seven candidates.  He received 19 percent of the vote.

Measure T passed with 58 percent.  The Real Property Transfer Tax increase is one of several strategies under consideration and being implemented to address a projected structural deficit in the City general fund for essential municipal services.

Once all provisional and late-cast vote-by-mail ballots are counted, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters will certify the election results as final.  The Mayor and new City Council will be sworn into office at a special Dec. 4 City Council meeting.