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Assembly race: Gordon, Yang to face off

 

The only question regarding the District 24 state Assembly election Tuesday was which of the three political novices in the race would run in November against Rich Gordon, a former San Mateo County supervisor and current first-term assemblyman. That person will be Republican Chengzhi "George" Yang.

With all precincts reporting, Mr. Gordon garnered 56.1 percent of the vote. Mr. Yang finished second with 29 percent of the vote.

Click here for results for all the candidates.

Because of California's new primary rules, the top two vote-getters automatically advance to the general election in November.

Mr. Yang, 35, of Menlo Park, is a software engineer.

Also running were Joseph Antonelli Rosas, 22, of Sunnyvale, a network security adviser who has no party affiliation; and Geby Espinosa, 47, of Mountain View, a Democrat and a small business owner. They received about 4 percent and 10 percent of the vote, respectively.

Mr. Gordon, a Menlo Park resident, now represents District 21, which includes Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. But with redistricting, the same area will become part of District 24. The district has been reshaped to encompass areas including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and most of the San Mateo County coastside from El Granada south.

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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Rich Gordon does not live in the city of Menlo Park. He lives in unicorporated Menlo Park. Rich is the genius who gave us the bulbout on Alameda de las Pulgas at Avy without consulting with the neighbors. There was a torrent of complaints because drivers started using Alschul as an alternative to Avy and families who were used to a quiet street where their children could safely play now felt that their children were at risk to the increase in traffic caused by the bulbout.

Rich Gorden is one of those arrogant politicians who thinks he knows better than his constituents. What we need is someone who will actually listen to the people he or she represents and work in their best interests. We don't need someone who thinks he knows best without consulting with the people he represents.

I think it is time to give all arrogant career politicians the heave-ho and vote in people who care, listen, and be an advocate for their constiituents' wishes. That is why I am voting for George Yang. He is a bright, thoughtful, caring person who wants to serve the people and not be Lord and master over them.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:34 am

Rich Gordon is a union lacky.


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