Write-in candidate Chris Shaw has won a seat on the Woodside Town Council in a victory over Nancy Reyering, who had been running for the District 3 seat unopposed.
The final semi-official count reported by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 5 p.m. Thursday night (Nov. 12) has Mr. Shaw with 663 votes, or 53.1 percent, and Ms. Reyering with 585 votes, or 46.9 percent. A total of 1,462 ballots were cast, the Elections Office said.
Ms. Reyering, 60, is a former real estate agent and has been a member of the Architectural and Site Review Board for five years. She is also on the Open Space Committee.
Elections Office procedures require a manual count of write-in votes, which delayed the report of election results for this race, said Jim Irizarry, San Mateo County's assistant chief elections officer.
Candidates names were on the ballot in three other Woodside council districts, but all three ran unopposed. The latest count shows District 1 candidate Daniel Yost received 915 votes, District 5 candidate Tom Livermore received 939 votes, and District 7 incumbent Peter Mason received 893 votes.
Go to the election results page for more information on this and other races.