Warren Slocum elected county supervisorWarren Slocum, San Mateo County's chief elections officer for 24 years until his retirement in 2010, is back in elected office. Fifty-six percent of voters chose Mr. Slocum over Redwood City School District board member Shelly Masur to serve a four-year term as county supervisor representing District 4.
Mr. Slocum received 100,411 votes compared to 80,294 for Ms. Masur, according to the latest count. He will represent East Palo Alto, Redwood City, much of Menlo Park, and the unincorporated communities of North Fair Oaks and Oak Knoll.
In his campaign, Mr. Slocum emphasized the importance of fiscal discipline, government transparency, sustainability, and fully representing unincorporated residents.
His other stated priorities include further employee pension reform, "line-by-line" monitoring of the budget, safe yet productive investment policies, and innovative thinking. He has talked about the importance of living-wage jobs in the county and a government considerate of business, as well as an economic-vitality unit within the county manager's office and more online county services. He spoke of putting the county's "checkbook" online so citizens could track expenses in real time.