Don Horsley, April Vargas in November runoff for San Mateo County District 3 supervisor seat


Former San Mateo County sheriff Don Horsley and Coastside resident and businesswoman April Vargas will be on the November ballot in a runoff election for the District 3 Board of Supervisors seat.

The two candidates were the top vote-getters in yesterday's election, but a candidate for a supervisor seat must win 50 percent of the vote, plus one, to win the election.

The San Mateo County Elections Office's semi-official election results show Mr. Horsley with 38.6 percent of the vote; Ms. Vargas, 24.2 percent; Jack Hickey, 16.3 percent; Matt Grocott, 14.1 percent; and Michael Stogner, 6.8 percent.

The winner of the race will replace Rich Gordon of Menlo Park, who won his race yesterday (June 8)in the Democratic primary for the District 21 state Assembly seat.

Mr. Horsley currently serves as president of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board. He served as county sheriff from 1993 to 2007.

Ms. Vargas served a four-year term on the Midcoast Community Council, from 1999 to 2003, and has served on several county governmental committees. She also served for two years as legislative advocate for the environmental group, Committee for Green Foothills.

Go to Shape the Future for more semi-official results from the June 8 election.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

Funny article in SF Examiner today says Horsley wins seat.

Good luck to both.

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Posted by A True Environmentalist
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

For us out here near the freeway, we support Vargas for her unwavering stand opposing the Cargill development that will bring 12,000 new houses and over 25,000 new residents to a new city on the San Francisco Bay.

Horsely is a career San Mateo County employee who is retired and already collects his $225,000 Calpers annual pension and is backed by the big unions and the San Mateo County political machine. That approach is yesterday, so over and so done.

Let's do something different this November. Vote for a candidate who understands the future and all its possibilities and challenges. April Vargas for the future.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

Well, isn't that special? So many wonderful options.
Whoever wins can watch Supervisor Gordon waddle away with all of his pockets full.
If Horsely is money hungry too, and friendly with the unions, it looks like Vargas is out in the cold as the new homes go up.
No matter what, there is going to be a population explosion and small inexpensive homes will have to be built.....not next to our beloved golden trail.
Who will be running against Gordon in the election for the 21st District assembly seat? What do these jobs pay?

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