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Supervisor runoff: Horsley out-raises Vargas by wide margin

Original post made on Nov 1, 2010

In the run-off election for the District 3 San Mateo County supervisor seat now occupied by Rich Gordon, former sheriff Don Horsley has, this year, raised more than three times as much as his opponent, business woman and Coastside resident April Vargas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, October 30, 2010, 8:31 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Gunste, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Money decides elections? Why have elections just declare the person with the biggest pot the winner. It is the qualification of the person that count and their platform, not how much they raised from parties interested in who is inthe office for possible return of favors.

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

This is just another way for the papers to put D.H's name out to the public and make it look like he is ahead/winning/leading etc.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Horsley wasn't that great as sheriff, but at least he didn't get busted visiting prostitutes. I recall when he was ignorant enough about the law to talk about outlawing certain breeds of dogs, without having done his legal research. To those informed in this area, he came across as ignorant and attention-grabbing. Ugh.

Posted by Anne, a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

I am delighted that Don Horsley won. Don is a candidate with a proven record of leadership. April Vargas hasn't proven herself as a leader. My Coastside friends didn't vote for her because she was ineffective on the Midcoast Community Council. No one attended her meetings. With April you get a person with some good ideas but a person who can't relate to the public at large. Her public persona is awkward.

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