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Los Angeles County Sheriff Election Results

1986-2018

November 2018 General Election (Run-Off)

Final (certified) count as of 11/30/2018 12:16 pm.

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Alex Villanueva 1,310,780 52.9
Jim McDonnell* 1,169,184 47.2

June 2018 Primary Election
(Results Lead to Run-Off - See Table Above)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jim McDonnell* 579,213 47.6
Alex Villanueva 407,679 33.5
Robert Lindsey 230,615 18.9

November 2014 General Election (Run-Off)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jim McDonnell 743,406 75.0
Paul Tanaka 247,043 25.0

June 2014 Primary Election
(Results Lead to Run-Off - See Table Above)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jim McDonnell 340,682 49.4
Paul Tanaka 104,192 15.1
Bob Olmsted 67,855 9.8
James Hellmold 52,953 7.7
Patrick L Gomez 45,276 6.6
Todd S Rogers 41,855 6.1
Lou Vince 37,458 5.4

June 2010 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Lee Baca* 640,606 100.0

June 2006 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Lee Baca* 547,302 66.8
Don Meredith 83,006 10.1
Ken Masse 82,305 10.0
Ray Leyva 70,583 8.6
Paul L. Jernigan Jr 36,466 4.5

March 2002 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Lee Baca* 646,556 72.3
John Stites 136,555 15.3
Patrick L. Gomez 110,834 12.4

November 1998 General Election (Run-off)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Lee Baca 1,112,166 61.3
Sherman Block* 703,178 38.7

June 1998 Primary Election (No majority - Run-off Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Sherman Block* 431,591 36.1
Lee Baca 387,361 32.4
W A "Bill" Baker 237,090 19.8
Patrick L. Gomez 138,730 11.6

June 1994 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Sherman Block* 468,799 53.5
Robert Irmas 150,489 17.2
Gil Carrillo 128,263 14.6
John Stites 59,594 6.8
Robert H. Lewis Jr. 37,045 4.2
Tab Rhodes 32,048 3.7

June 1990 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Sherman Block* 620,114 67.1
Roland C. Biscailuz 218,044 23.6
Joseph G. Senteno 85,694 9.3

June 1986 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Sherman Block* 894,109 84.4
Saul E. Lankster 69,435 6.6
Joseph G. Senteno 56,919 5.4
Lance Lukenbill 38,303 3.6

* Incumbent

Source: Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk


In 1998, Sheriff Sherman Block died just days before voters were to decide upon his bid to be re-elected to a fourth term as Sheriff of Los Angeles County. Block's supporters were not dismayed and continued to campaign for the late Sheriff’s re-election. They hoped to deny a victory to Block’s opponent, Lee Baca. An election victory for a deceased candidate would place the appointment of a new Sheriff in the hands of the County Board of Supervisors. County Supervisors were not supportive of Baca's candidacy. Baca was considered an outsider to the county political establishment. Baca won the election, however, with more than 60 percent of the vote.