Tuesday, March 13, 2012

June ballot: Board of Supervisors competitive District 4 vacancy

In San Mateo County, we vote for all San Mateo District Supervisors.
Palo Alto Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, 3/10/12, "Three San Mateo County Board of Supervisor seats on June ballot, but two incumbents to run unopposed."


Supervisor Dave Pine, First District
Dave Pine - District 1..
Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier, Fifth District
Adrienne Tissier - District 5
"With a 5 p.m. Friday deadline for candidates to file, there were no last-minute surprises in the contests for three of the five seats for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Two supervisors -- District 1 Supervisor Dave Pine and Board of Supervisors President Adrienne Tissier for District 5 -- will run unopposed, however eight candidates will vie over the District 4 seat. 

This is Pine's first term, having been chosen by voters in May 2011 in a special election after Mark Church left the seat to become the county's assessor-county clerk-recorder-and-chief elections officer. Tissier is finishing her second four-year term, having first taken office in 2005. If re-elected, she would be termed out at the end of 2016.

Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson - District 4 vacancy
Termed-out Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson will leave her District 4 seat, which represents Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and unincorporated North Fair Oaks and Oak Knoll. With so many contenders for Jacobs Gibson's office, it's less likely a single candidate will s
ecure a majority of votes, and it's anticipated the two leading candidates will be in a runoff election in November. The eight candidates come with a range of political strengths. A few started the race earlier than others; a couple of candidates have name recognition working for them, and others have been aggressively seeking funding and endorsements." Read more.

Reference - San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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