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Election roundup: Sheriff Greg Munks faces no opposition in his bid for re-election

Anne Campbell unopposed for county superintendent

There will be no race for several key San Mateo County elective offices due to a dearth of candidates.

With the closing of the filing period on March 17 for the June 8 election, it's almost a certainty that incumbent Sheriff Greg Munks of Portola Valley will keep his job because no one is running against him.

Anne Campbell, superintendent of Portola Valley schools, has no competition in her bid to become the county's next superintendent of schools.

No one filed to run against Assistant District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe in the district attorney race. He 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.

Controller Tom Huening will not face a challenge and will retain his seat.

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.

There also is a race for the coroner's office, with incumbent Robert Foucrault being challenged by police analyst Stacie Lynn Nevares.

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 hopes to retain her seat, but is facing a challenge from Belmont business owner Daniel Kaul.

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.

Leland Yee, District 8 state senator representing Woodside and Portola Valley, is not being challenged in the Democratic primary. Running in the Republican primary for Sen. Yee's seat are entrepreneur Jacob Hamlin and real estate investor Doo Sup Park.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, will be on the November ballot in a race against Republicans Dave Chapman, a software engineer, and Ronny Santana, an entrepreneur. Libertarian Paul Lazaga, a business manager, is also in the race.

In addition to filling public offices, voters will be asked to approve a parcel tax for the San Mateo County Community College District, which includes Canada College in Woodside. The tax, which requires a two-thirds vote for approval, would be $34 per parcel annually for four years. It would exempt senior citizens, and prohibit proceeds from going toward administrator salaries.

The district also includes the College of San Mateo in San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno.

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Don't forget that Munks visited a brothel in Nevada.


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Posted by question?mark
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Does anyone think we could get Don Horsley to come back, while Munks takes a "TIME OUT"


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Posted by Who's best for the PEOPLE
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Who will serve the PEOPLE of this county the best?

Supervisor -- Michael Stogner, hands down. He will go to bat for anyone in trouble.

Coroner -- Stacie Nevares.

District Attorney -- write in anyone but Wagstaffe. The short order cook in the courthouse cafeteria, the guy who sweeps the floor at night, anyone. Wagstaffe is ignoring real crime in this county while going on politically (and politically correct) motivated witchhunts against volunteer sport coaches (for yelling at a couple of punks banging a ball against his trailer), John Johns, and anyone else his cop buddies tell him to. This HAS TO STOP and Michael Stogner will stop it if elected (and probably even if not elected).


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Posted by Reality Check
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Who will serve the people of this county best?

Not Stacie Nevares. When Ms. Nevares decides to end her negative campaign against Coroner Foucrault and run on the merits of her qualifications and experience, it will be very cler who will serve the county best. I'll give you a hint, it's not her.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I'm voting for Stacie Nevares for Coroner.

She would never keep a Heart without the parents knowledge like Robert did.

Robert refuses to debate her.


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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:28 am

R.GORDON is a registered user.

The loudest mouth in the process will be M O N E Y....and we all know who will have the most behind them.


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Posted by Rose
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:39 pm

It's remarkable (and rather sad) that nobody could be found to run against Sheriff Munks, given the incident in Las Vegas. Our system is broken if he is re-elected after something like that. Bill Lane has enough money to support his son-in-law, instead of us taxpayers.


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Posted by Reality Check
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

If you are that simple minded in your thinking, Michael Stogner, that you in no way get my vote. I want a Supervisor who can think more critcially about the issues.


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Posted by Michael Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

Dear Reality Check, Thats fair enough

"If you are that simple minded in your thinking, Michael Stogner, that you in no way get my vote. I want a Supervisor who can think more critcially about the issues."

What was your critical thinking about Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos being caught and identified as Customers of Underaged Sex Slaves on 4/21/07 then making false statements to the public at a press conference and causing the Spokesperson for the SMC Sheriff's Office to make a false statement to the public. " No County funds were spent."
when in fact 11 County vehicles were used and approx $15,000 spent.


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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:43 am

R.GORDON is a registered user.

WHY DOES AlMANAC close down these stories so rapidly?


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