No one filed to run against Assistant District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe in the district attorney race, who now will take the reins from longtime District Attorney Jim Fox. In the assessor-county clerk-recorder office, Mark Church is poised to take over Warren Slocum's job.
There will be a race to succeed treasurer-tax collector Lee Buffington, who is not seeking re-election. Running for that position are deputy treasurer Sandie Arnott; Joe Galligan, a certified public accountant; Dave Mandelkern, a trustee of the San Mateo County Community College District; and Richard Guilbault, a registered investment advisor.
Five people are running to replace Rich Gordon as supervisor of District 3: retired county sheriff Don Horsley; former San Carlos councilman Matt Grocott; small business owner April Vargas of Montara; Jack Hickey, a member of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board; and Michael Stogner of San Carlos.
In Supervisorial District 2, incumbent Carole Groom is facing a challenge from Belmont business owner Daniel Kaul to retain her seat.
In the race for state Assembly, 21st District, three Democrats are running to replace termed-out Assemblyman Ira Ruskin: Rich Gordon, a county supervisor; former Palo Alto council member Yoriko Kishimoto; and Josh Becker, a "green energy" entrepreneur. Republican Greg Conlon of Atherton will face the winner of that primary contest in November.