The 2012 election is shaping up to be a nail biter at all levels -- federal, state and local. There are many candidates and ballot measures, and it can all get to be a bit daunting. Patch is here to help. Here is a list of all the races Walnut Creek voters will be deciding on Tuesday. Don't forget to vote.
Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)
Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom
Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent
Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)
Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)
James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)
Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)
Elizabeth Emken, Republican
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
George Miller, Democratic
Virginia Fuller, Republican
Fortney Pete Stark, Democratic
Eric Swalwell, Democratic
Statewide Ballot Measures
Proposition 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.
Mark Desaulnier; Democratic, state senator/small business owner
Mark P. Meuser; Republican; lawyer, business owner
Al Phillips, Republican, construction superintendent
Joan Buchanan, Democratic, state assembly member
CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICE
Council Member; City of Walnut Creek (3 Elected)
Kish Rajan (Withdrawn)
Brian T. Lawrence
Ernie Detrinidad (Withdrawn)
Sherry Weinert Whitmarsh
Director; Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (3 Elected)
Paul H. Causey
Tad J. Pilecki
James A. Nejedly