The Nov. 2 attorney general\u2019s race was nearly a tie, with Kamala Harris pulling ahead the day after the election. At press time, Harris led by 11,837 votes, or just a 0.2 margin over opponent Steve Cooley. Over a million absentee ballots remained to be counted. \u201cThe race for Attorney General will not be decided for at least another couple of weeks, and potentially could go until the official Certification of Vote deadline on Dec. 3,\u201d Kevin Spillane, Cooley\u2019s senior consultant, stated Nov. 3. The attorney general is responsible for enforcing the state\u2019s climate change and other environmental laws Gavin Newsom was elected lieutenant governor. Newsom and his opponent Abel Maldonado professed strong support for renewable energy development. Reelected were the following lawmakers: -Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), current chair of the Senate Energy Utilities & Commerce Committee, winning 69 percent of the vote; -Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Los Angeles), current chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, with 82 percent of the vote; -Assemblymember Dan Logue (D-Chico), co-author of Prop 23, winning 55 percent of the vote; and -Assemblymember Wes Chesbro (D-North Coast), head of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, with 61 percent of the votes cast.