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Early returns show Christina Corpus in lead against incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos

Sheriff's Capt. Christina Corpus has taken a strong lead in the race for San Mateo County Sheriff over incumbent Carlos Bolanos on the June 7 election. Photos courtesy of the candidates.

The mood was buoyant as supporters trickled out of Christina Corpus's election night watch party.

In one of the county's most contentious races, Corpus has taken the lead over incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, according to unofficial election results. As of the results late Tuesday night, Corpus was leading with roughly 55% of the vote.

If the results hold, San Mateo County may soon see its first female, and first Latina, sheriff. But even as her supporters shared hugs, high-fives and congratulations, Corpus remained calm and quietly cheerful.

"The numbers are still looking really good…I'm optimistic. And I am hopeful," she said. "I'm not calling it but I am very, very excited."

Around 10:30 p.m., with a steady 9-point lead over her opponent, Corpus addressed the crowd who gathered inside.

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"I am overwhelmed right now," she said. Thanking each of her campaign volunteers, family members and supporters individually, she added, "We stood up to an establishment, and it's been amazing."

Anticipating a win, several team members joined Corpus to present her with a large, custom-designed bottle of Mailly Champagne. Emblazoned in glitter were her name, the year, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office logo and the words: "A sheriff we can trust."

Corpus described the watch party as a "surreal" experience, after nearly a year of campaigning. Regardless of the final result, she said was proud of herself for having the courage to challenge her boss and incumbent sheriff.

"Everyone discounted me in the beginning," she said. "Whatever the outcome is tonight, I feel like I've won."

A passionate crowd of more than 50 supporters, family members and local officials turned out to watch the results from a rooftop in San Mateo.

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California State Senator Josh Becker, D-13, was among those in attendance. After meeting Corpus a few months ago, he said he was impressed by her energy and message and called her a "breath of fresh air."

Describing concerns he's heard from his constituents about crime rates, Becker said he appreciated Corpus's interest in seeking innovative solutions while recognizing the limits of law enforcement.

"I think she's got the ability to be an important figure in the Peninsula for many years to come," he said.

Former Sheriff's Captain Paul Kunkel referred to Corpus as "Sheriff" and spoke passionately about her vision for the role.

"I love the county of San Mateo, and I love our Sheriff's Office," he said. "But we desperately need change."

Confident in her odds against the incumbent, he added, "If I didn't believe in her 100%, I wouldn't be here."

As the first results came in just after 8 p.m., a hush took over the rooftop, followed by scattered cheers. Marketing manager Terry Downing announced Corpus's 9-point lead over Bolanos.

"Let's f---ing go!" she yelled to laughter and applause.

Corpus looked tentatively excited.

"It's a good start!" she said over the phone.

"I really think that it's time for a change in the Sheriff's Department," said Redwood City resident Johanna Rasmussen. "And we haven't had what I would consider a viable candidate to date. So when Christina came along, I thought, ‘she can do this.'"

Rasmussen's husband, former Redwood City Police Officer Chris Rasmussen, shared her desire for new leadership in the sheriff's office.

"Law enforcement's changed, especially in the last two years," he said. "We need people with the vision to move law enforcement to the next century."

Broadmoor Chief of Police, and 2018 Bolanos challenger, Mark Melville was also in attendance. Though he said he considered running again this year, he ultimately decided to back Corpus, who he said had both the endorsements and the experience for the job.

"Having worked all these different assignments makes her ideal to take over to just the sheriff's office," he said.

Melville, who served as a deputy sheriff for 10 years, said it was frustrations with the leadership that led him to retire from his position in 2019.

"I want a change. I want Carlos out of office," he said. "Let's just put it this way: His time has come."

At the Bolanos watch party, more than a hundred supporters packed into a San Carlos brewery to watch as election results trickled in. The enthusiasm in the air was almost palpable, optimism high. As the clock drew closer to 8:10 p.m. — the moment when the first results were expected to go live on the county website — excited supporters, including those who had been outside, inched closer to a projector screen at the front of the bar crowding around it.

But as the county website screen populated with race results, the mood in the room dampened. Those who seemed fired up before grew dim. Animated chatter turned to hushed whispers.

On the projector and on many tiny, brightly lit screens across the room were the race results for the San Mateo County sheriff that showed Corpus leading by nearly 10 points.

Not 20 minutes later, Bolanos took the stage to thank his supporters and assuage any concerns they might've had.

"If the worst thing that happens is that I lose, I won't take it the wrong way," Bolanos told the crowd. "I will always pull my head up and I will always be proud of the work that I do.

"I'm going to be fine. We're all going to be fine. The world will go on," he added.

In an interview shortly after his speech, Bolanos said he was disappointed by the early returns but was optimistic to see how the rest of the night might play out.

"But, I think there is still a lot of votes to be counted," he said. "And let's see what happens."

Asked what he thought about Corpus possibly coming out ahead at the end of the night, Bolanos said, "Well, I mean, I think if the numbers don't go my way, Corpus will win and I'll finish out my term. But between now and then, I'll figure out what are my next steps.

"I think I'd have to see what alternatives are out there for me. I've had a great career. If retirement is my next step, I'm okay with that. So, yeah, I'm gonna be fine no matter what," Bolanos added.

District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, who ran unopposed Tuesday night and had publicly endorsed Bolanos, was at Bolanos' watch party in San Carlos. He was optimistic about Bolanos' chances despite early returns showing Corpus' nine-point lead.

"It's early and I hope things turn around," Wagstaffe said. "If they don't, I will work with Capt. Corpus. I've known her ever since she was a rookie. I've known her since she's worked in my office… I will work with whoever the people of this county says is the sheriff… That will be my colleague and partner."

Pierre Buljan, a Bolanos supporter and Tuesday night watch party attendee, said he was in shock after seeing the early returns come in at 8 p.m.

"I've personally watched (Bolanos) turn this county around in a good way," Buljan said. "Not just for policing our county, the safety record, but also reforming people in jail, trying to take care of the homelessness and doing all the right things."

Buljan said he didn't see the appeal in Corpus and wondered whether those who voted for her were simply swayed by hearing her story about growing up in a poor Latino family.

"He did, too," Buljan said, referring to Bolanos. "He didn't speak English until he went to kindergarten. His parents immigrated here the same as her. So their records are the same."

By 9:30 p.m., the crowd at the Bolanos watch party had cleared out and the campaign staff was removing balloons from the tables. It was too early for the race to be called and too early for Bolanos to concede.

Bolanos was appointed sheriff in 2016 after then-sheriff Greg Munks announced his early retirement. He ran a successful campaign in 2018 and won with just over 60% of the vote. Pointing to more than 40 years in law enforcement, Bolanos said he's built a campaign on his experience and commitment to "public safety for all."

A sheriff's captain and chief of police for the City of Millbrae, Corpus ran on a platform of wanting to change the culture of law enforcement through community-based policing and transparency.

The race between candidates has been a particularly contentious one.

Early last month, Bolanos unexpectedly backed out of a scheduled Thrive Alliance debate citing biased comments made by one of the sponsors. He instead referred voters to watch a previous recorded debate. Corpus took the opportunity as a chance to boost her campaign while carefully showing public disapproval.

It wasn't the only time the two clashed.

At a forum hosted by the Redwood City Woman's Club, the two candidates answered tough questions in front of a packed crowd and often disagreed on issues related to immigration, law enforcement transparency, use of force and staffing.

Election results are still unofficial and will continue to trickle in throughout the week. So far voter turnout has been low during this primary election, with only 14.6% of eligible voters casting their ballots.

Despite a steady lead, Corpus refrained from calling the election in her favor and said she wasn't expecting Bolanos to concede anytime soon.

"Nor will my feelings be hurt if he doesn't call me," she said.

In the meantime, Corpus said she's eager to spend some time with her family and take a break for the first time since she launched her campaign in July 2021.

"I'm looking forward to maybe getting a good night's rest," she said, laughing.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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Early returns show Christina Corpus in lead against incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos

by Leah Worthington and Michelle Iracheta / Redwood City Pulse

Uploaded: Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 8:42 am

The mood was buoyant as supporters trickled out of Christina Corpus's election night watch party.

In one of the county's most contentious races, Corpus has taken the lead over incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, according to unofficial election results. As of the results late Tuesday night, Corpus was leading with roughly 55% of the vote.

If the results hold, San Mateo County may soon see its first female, and first Latina, sheriff. But even as her supporters shared hugs, high-fives and congratulations, Corpus remained calm and quietly cheerful.

"The numbers are still looking really good…I'm optimistic. And I am hopeful," she said. "I'm not calling it but I am very, very excited."

Around 10:30 p.m., with a steady 9-point lead over her opponent, Corpus addressed the crowd who gathered inside.

"I am overwhelmed right now," she said. Thanking each of her campaign volunteers, family members and supporters individually, she added, "We stood up to an establishment, and it's been amazing."

Anticipating a win, several team members joined Corpus to present her with a large, custom-designed bottle of Mailly Champagne. Emblazoned in glitter were her name, the year, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office logo and the words: "A sheriff we can trust."

Corpus described the watch party as a "surreal" experience, after nearly a year of campaigning. Regardless of the final result, she said was proud of herself for having the courage to challenge her boss and incumbent sheriff.

"Everyone discounted me in the beginning," she said. "Whatever the outcome is tonight, I feel like I've won."

A passionate crowd of more than 50 supporters, family members and local officials turned out to watch the results from a rooftop in San Mateo.

California State Senator Josh Becker, D-13, was among those in attendance. After meeting Corpus a few months ago, he said he was impressed by her energy and message and called her a "breath of fresh air."

Describing concerns he's heard from his constituents about crime rates, Becker said he appreciated Corpus's interest in seeking innovative solutions while recognizing the limits of law enforcement.

"I think she's got the ability to be an important figure in the Peninsula for many years to come," he said.

Former Sheriff's Captain Paul Kunkel referred to Corpus as "Sheriff" and spoke passionately about her vision for the role.

"I love the county of San Mateo, and I love our Sheriff's Office," he said. "But we desperately need change."

Confident in her odds against the incumbent, he added, "If I didn't believe in her 100%, I wouldn't be here."

As the first results came in just after 8 p.m., a hush took over the rooftop, followed by scattered cheers. Marketing manager Terry Downing announced Corpus's 9-point lead over Bolanos.

"Let's f---ing go!" she yelled to laughter and applause.

Corpus looked tentatively excited.

"It's a good start!" she said over the phone.

"I really think that it's time for a change in the Sheriff's Department," said Redwood City resident Johanna Rasmussen. "And we haven't had what I would consider a viable candidate to date. So when Christina came along, I thought, ‘she can do this.'"

Rasmussen's husband, former Redwood City Police Officer Chris Rasmussen, shared her desire for new leadership in the sheriff's office.

"Law enforcement's changed, especially in the last two years," he said. "We need people with the vision to move law enforcement to the next century."

Broadmoor Chief of Police, and 2018 Bolanos challenger, Mark Melville was also in attendance. Though he said he considered running again this year, he ultimately decided to back Corpus, who he said had both the endorsements and the experience for the job.

"Having worked all these different assignments makes her ideal to take over to just the sheriff's office," he said.

Melville, who served as a deputy sheriff for 10 years, said it was frustrations with the leadership that led him to retire from his position in 2019.

"I want a change. I want Carlos out of office," he said. "Let's just put it this way: His time has come."

At the Bolanos watch party, more than a hundred supporters packed into a San Carlos brewery to watch as election results trickled in. The enthusiasm in the air was almost palpable, optimism high. As the clock drew closer to 8:10 p.m. — the moment when the first results were expected to go live on the county website — excited supporters, including those who had been outside, inched closer to a projector screen at the front of the bar crowding around it.

But as the county website screen populated with race results, the mood in the room dampened. Those who seemed fired up before grew dim. Animated chatter turned to hushed whispers.

On the projector and on many tiny, brightly lit screens across the room were the race results for the San Mateo County sheriff that showed Corpus leading by nearly 10 points.

Not 20 minutes later, Bolanos took the stage to thank his supporters and assuage any concerns they might've had.

"If the worst thing that happens is that I lose, I won't take it the wrong way," Bolanos told the crowd. "I will always pull my head up and I will always be proud of the work that I do.

"I'm going to be fine. We're all going to be fine. The world will go on," he added.

In an interview shortly after his speech, Bolanos said he was disappointed by the early returns but was optimistic to see how the rest of the night might play out.

"But, I think there is still a lot of votes to be counted," he said. "And let's see what happens."

Asked what he thought about Corpus possibly coming out ahead at the end of the night, Bolanos said, "Well, I mean, I think if the numbers don't go my way, Corpus will win and I'll finish out my term. But between now and then, I'll figure out what are my next steps.

"I think I'd have to see what alternatives are out there for me. I've had a great career. If retirement is my next step, I'm okay with that. So, yeah, I'm gonna be fine no matter what," Bolanos added.

District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, who ran unopposed Tuesday night and had publicly endorsed Bolanos, was at Bolanos' watch party in San Carlos. He was optimistic about Bolanos' chances despite early returns showing Corpus' nine-point lead.

"It's early and I hope things turn around," Wagstaffe said. "If they don't, I will work with Capt. Corpus. I've known her ever since she was a rookie. I've known her since she's worked in my office… I will work with whoever the people of this county says is the sheriff… That will be my colleague and partner."

Pierre Buljan, a Bolanos supporter and Tuesday night watch party attendee, said he was in shock after seeing the early returns come in at 8 p.m.

"I've personally watched (Bolanos) turn this county around in a good way," Buljan said. "Not just for policing our county, the safety record, but also reforming people in jail, trying to take care of the homelessness and doing all the right things."

Buljan said he didn't see the appeal in Corpus and wondered whether those who voted for her were simply swayed by hearing her story about growing up in a poor Latino family.

"He did, too," Buljan said, referring to Bolanos. "He didn't speak English until he went to kindergarten. His parents immigrated here the same as her. So their records are the same."

By 9:30 p.m., the crowd at the Bolanos watch party had cleared out and the campaign staff was removing balloons from the tables. It was too early for the race to be called and too early for Bolanos to concede.

Bolanos was appointed sheriff in 2016 after then-sheriff Greg Munks announced his early retirement. He ran a successful campaign in 2018 and won with just over 60% of the vote. Pointing to more than 40 years in law enforcement, Bolanos said he's built a campaign on his experience and commitment to "public safety for all."

A sheriff's captain and chief of police for the City of Millbrae, Corpus ran on a platform of wanting to change the culture of law enforcement through community-based policing and transparency.

The race between candidates has been a particularly contentious one.

Early last month, Bolanos unexpectedly backed out of a scheduled Thrive Alliance debate citing biased comments made by one of the sponsors. He instead referred voters to watch a previous recorded debate. Corpus took the opportunity as a chance to boost her campaign while carefully showing public disapproval.

It wasn't the only time the two clashed.

At a forum hosted by the Redwood City Woman's Club, the two candidates answered tough questions in front of a packed crowd and often disagreed on issues related to immigration, law enforcement transparency, use of force and staffing.

Election results are still unofficial and will continue to trickle in throughout the week. So far voter turnout has been low during this primary election, with only 14.6% of eligible voters casting their ballots.

Despite a steady lead, Corpus refrained from calling the election in her favor and said she wasn't expecting Bolanos to concede anytime soon.

"Nor will my feelings be hurt if he doesn't call me," she said.

In the meantime, Corpus said she's eager to spend some time with her family and take a break for the first time since she launched her campaign in July 2021.

"I'm looking forward to maybe getting a good night's rest," she said, laughing.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

Comments

Thoughtful
Registered user
Atherton: other
on Jun 8, 2022 at 10:24 am
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 10:24 am

Christina Corpus won this election. It isn't close. She won with enormous headwinds against her. Carlos Bolanos should do the right thing and call her to concede.


azzurri
Registered user
Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm
azzurri, Woodside: Emerald Hills
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm

Hope Ms.Corpus win, Its time to move on.


Westbrook
Registered user
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:15 pm
Westbrook, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:15 pm

She may very well be the best candidate. I don't know. we'll find out. but please stop telling me she is a woman and a Latina as if that has anything to do with being a sheriff.

That's an insult to her qualifications, I hope people didn't vote for her because she is a woman and a Latina,


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm

Westbrook: One of the reasons people voted for Corpus is because she is not Carlos Bolanos, who was caught in an FBI sting in a seedy brothel where underaged trafficked girls were found. That he has refused to discuss the sordid incident is an insult to all voters.


Marina
Registered user
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:44 pm
Marina, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 4:44 pm

@Holly Really disappointed Redwood City Pulse did not mention that FBI sting. I remember in 2018 getting ads about it on Youtube and the report from CBS 5 is still there. Luckily, new leadership is coming to the Sheriffs Office!


gtspencer
Registered user
Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm
gtspencer, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm

She will be as disaster. Especially when she doesn't fulfill any of her promises made to everyone. Civilian oversight will cause people to leave. You all thought Joe would be a better choice how's that working out for you all lol!


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm

gtspencer:

right now it's working out just fine [Portion Removed]. If deputies leave because of oversight, we're probably better off without them. Now, if we get rid of the other corrupt law enforcement official in this county we'll really be making progress.


Brian
Registered user
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:25 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:25 pm

Gtspencer,

Joe is working out much better tban the person he defeated and I am sure Corpus will do tbe same. In both cases it is nice to have someone ethical in the office.


Westbrook
Registered user
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 8, 2022 at 7:13 pm
Westbrook, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 7:13 pm

Holly, that's fine as I said if she is qualified for the job, then that's great,

but because she grew up poor, is a woman and a Latina has nothing to do with her qualifications and ability to run a very complicated office.

I Don't know why the reporter even brought that up.

I'm tired of identity politics,


SMC Resident
Registered user
Woodside: other
on Jun 9, 2022 at 10:54 am
SMC Resident, Woodside: other
Registered user
on Jun 9, 2022 at 10:54 am

Transparency?
It appears that no one asked Corpus what she knows about the $10 million of Personal Protective Equipment that was left out in the open at the San Mateo Convention Center and how her husband, John Kovach was involved. Who retired abruptly after the discovery.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Updated results just now. Corpus has increased her lead. She won:

CHRISTINA CORPUS 36,598 54.49%
CARLOS G. BOLANOS 30,545 45.48%


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 9, 2022 at 5:57 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 9, 2022 at 5:57 pm

SMC Resident:

Are you responsible for what your spouse does? Didn't think so.


gtspencer
Registered user
Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jun 9, 2022 at 6:47 pm
gtspencer, Atherton: West of Alameda
Registered user
on Jun 9, 2022 at 6:47 pm

Menlo Voter you must by one of the sliver haired followers that she lied to about what changes she will make when she is elected. The whole campaign was based on lies and promises that will not be kept. But then again it's not to hard to fool you "sheeple"


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 10, 2022 at 8:38 am
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 8:38 am

ABC calls the race an "upset." Web Link


Thoughtful
Registered user
Atherton: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 10:22 am
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 10:22 am

I just wanted to comment on the appalling nature of discourse in our county elections, especially for sheriff. This one has turned out to be no exception. Rather than a spirited debate about issues, the goons are again appearing to threaten candidates…even candidates who have now won.

When other candidates have run for sheriff in past years, such as Mark Melville or Heinz Puschendorff, supporters of Bolanos/Munks have crawled out of the woodwork, anonymously, with veiled threats, innuendo about damaging their career and reputations, and a general sense of "you crossed a line by running against the boss."

Now that Christina Corpus has won, the same disturbing trend is occurring right here. Instead of graciously conceding the race as he should, Bolanos' acolytes are back with the same bullying tactics.

This is a poor reflection on Bolanos and underscores how much a change was needed in the sheriff's office.


MenloVoter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm
MenloVoter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm

Deputy spencer:

not silver haired, just an ex-LEO that can't stand having a Sheriff that was caught in Operation Dollhouse and who never would talk about it and never faced any discipline for it.

I notice you didn't respond directly to my comment, just an ad hominem attack. Typical response of someone that has no facts to back up what they say. And that's what you've provided, ZERO facts.


SMC Resident
Registered user
Woodside: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:39 pm
SMC Resident, Woodside: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Menlo Voter.

You may not be responsible, but will you be transparent about the matter? Also, what about the embezzlement case that happened under her watch?

Web Link


MenloVoter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:42 pm
MenloVoter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:42 pm

Deputy Spencer:

do you anything factual to add to the conversation or just more ad hominem nothing burgers?


MenloVoter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm
MenloVoter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm

SMC:

it happened under her watch? Was she with the SMCSD at the time this occurred? She certainly wasn't the Sheriff at the time, Bolanos was.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 10, 2022 at 4:43 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 4:43 pm

Bolanos gave almost the same response about Operation Dollhouse in 2018 as he did this week.

Web Link

“I refuse to apologize for something I didn’t do,” Bolanos told the Post in an interview.“Even if it would put everything behind me and I would not have to answer to it again, I wouldn’t do it. I didn’t do anything wrong,” Bolanos said.Alluding to the constant rumors about the Las Vegas episode, Bolanos said yesterday, “It’s been 11 years which is a longer sentence than someone committing a robbery.”

______
Interview in 2022
Web Link
Bolanos had also faced criticism after he was detained at an east Las Vegas brothel by the FBI in 2007 along with then-Sheriff Greg Munks. In an interview before the election Bolanos said he didn’t commit any crime and “really doesn’t have much to say beyond that, it’s been 15 years.”


gtspencer
Registered user
Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jun 10, 2022 at 6:15 pm
gtspencer, Atherton: West of Alameda
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 6:15 pm

Holly L and Menlo Voter you two should go on a date lol


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Deputy Spencer:

do you have ANYTHING besides ad hominem attacks? Any facts? No? Then go away, you're nothing more than a troll.


gtspencer
Registered user
Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jun 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm
gtspencer, Atherton: West of Alameda
Registered user
on Jun 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm

Lol but you're still responding hah


BoganInCalifornia
Registered user
Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jun 11, 2022 at 7:16 am
BoganInCalifornia, Menlo Park: University Heights
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2022 at 7:16 am

I see comments here and elsewhere that Corpus made promises she can't keep. The noisemakers are people who were likely due favors from Bolanos and now find their the IOU worthless.

Corpus promised changes, but the first ones will need to be in the command structure. She will need to surround herself with loyalists who share her vision.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:31 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:31 pm

New vote tallies updated just now. Corpus keeps increasing her lead:


CHRISTINA CORPUSCHRISTINA CORPUS
60,307
55.74%

CARLOS G. BOLANOSCARLOS G. BOLANOS
47,843
44.22%


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:38 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 4:38 pm

42,000 ballots left to count. What's taking them so long???


Hmmm
Registered user
another community
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:43 pm
Hmmm, another community
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:43 pm

SMC Resident I’m still laughing at your posting an article you think points a finger at Corpus when it actually says more about Bolanos because the criminal running the finances at the Athletic League was also his campaign manager while she was stealing! Total egg on your face.


Thoughtful
Registered user
Atherton: other
on Jun 14, 2022 at 1:17 am
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 1:17 am

Bolanos won’t concede and it’s taking a really long time to count the remaining ballots. What’s going on? Must just be a coincidence, like the long time it’s taking to charge Paul Pelosi with DUI. It’s not like Bolanos has friends within the county who deal with elections and vote counting, right?


Roy Thiele-Sardiña
Registered user
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:57 am
Roy Thiele-Sardiña, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
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on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:57 am

@MenloVoter,

we have had this discussion about what happened in Las Vegas before. he was sitting in the car smoking a cigar when his boss went in. NOTHING nefarious or illegal about that right.

he has served both Redwood City and the County with honor, as I am sure you did in whatever jurisdiction you served. as an anonymous commenter you should behave and be more civil. as you know I find anonymous mudslinging cowardly and that includes you.

Roy Thiele-Sardina


MenloVoter.
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Menlo Park: other
on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:06 am
MenloVoter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:06 am

Roy:

Nothing nefarious or illegal? Seriously? If what you say is correct, it's info I've never seen before, he went to a house of prostitution with his boss who was arrested. He then refused to say anything about the crime his boss committed. That makes him complicit in the law breaking by his boss. That makes him just as guilty as Munks in my book.

Posting facts isn't slinging mud Roy, it's posting facts. They may not be facts you or Bolanos like to hear, but they are facts.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 14, 2022 at 11:01 am
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 11:01 am

Roy: If Bolanos did nothing illegal that night, why for the past 15 years has he shut down reporters when they ask about it?


Thoughtful
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Atherton: other
on Jun 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
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on Jun 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm

Roy, you can't be serious. Did you ever see photographs of the house in Las Vegas? There were bars on the windows. The FBI was in the middle of raiding the place because underage girls were being forced to act as prostitutes against their will.

Bolanos touts his many years of law enforcement experience. Did he really sit outside not having any idea of what this place was about? Was Munks getting a "massage" at this rathole when he was staying at a 5-star hotel on the strip with luxury spa services?

Absolute best case, as Menlo Voter points out, is Bolanos turned a blind eye to the crime his boss was committing. As a senior law enforcement officer. And far from a victimless crime.

And we all know it's very unlikely that the best case is the truth here. After all, why would Bolanos be taken along to sit in a car while Munks is getting a "massage" or having sex with an underage girl? Isn't that something Munks would have just done by himself if it just involved him? Why bring witnesses who were completely uninvolved? It makes zero sense.

And the DA at the time – and still the DA! – said this was a "non-event to people who matter."

The hubris from all three is just staggering.

And you can bet all three of them would be throwing the book at Joe Citizen for doing something that required far more connecting of dots.


Roy Thiele-Sardiña
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Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 14, 2022 at 3:24 pm
Roy Thiele-Sardiña, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 3:24 pm

@Thoughtful

thanks for your thoughts on this. did you see the FBI report? I did. he was doing exactly what I said.

unless you know otherwise your mudslinging as an anonymous poster is cowardly. I and Peter Carpenter have said this MANY times. unless you are willing to put your name on it, be polite like your mother taught you.

cowards the lot of you.

Roy


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm

Roy Thiele-Sardinia. You couldn't possibly have seen the entire FBI report. NO ONE has seen the unredacted report, despite numerous freedom of information requests filed by a number of citizens. Many of the pages are almost entirely blacked out. The FBI will not release the unreacted report to anyone.


Menlo Voter.
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Menlo Park: other
on Jun 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
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on Jun 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm

Roy:

please point out where anything I said was "rude" if factual. What I've said are facts. As Holly notes, I'm not sure how you got your hands on the FBI report. Even if you did, what difference does it make if Bolanos was outside of a place that was obviously not a place to get a massage rather than inside? Given that he was detained, initially refused to identify himself (a crime), and then only did so after being taken to LVPD. And again, if he actually stayed outside, why did he stonewall after finding out what was going on inside the house Munks was inside of? If he wasn't involved why not say so instead of stonewalling? I think we both know the answer to that. And again, if Bolanos wasn't involved why did he not publicly declare what Munks did to be criminal and disgusting? Again, you and I know the answer to that as well.

You can call me a coward all you want to, but it doesn't change the facts. And it doesn't make those facts "mud" just because you don't like them or who they're coming from. They are FACTS.

Thankfully, all of this is moot as Bolanos will be gone. Hopefully, we can get rid of Wagstaffe next. Another SMC corruptocrat who's departure is long overdue.


Hmmm
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another community
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:03 pm
Hmmm, another community
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on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:03 pm

I’ve always been curious why Munjs and Bolanos were so lazy that they went to that nasty-sounding place where prostitution was illegal when not far from them was legal prostitution. And if you want a decent massage and you’re staying at a hotel it’s pretty easy to arrange via a spa or concierge.

Re being anon here - Roy loves to complain about it but he has the luxury of not worrying about his safety. Good for Roy but the rest of us prefer to ensure our safety.


Menlo Voter.
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Menlo Park: other
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

Hmmmm:

not only is it about safety, its about security. The corrupt powers that be have shown what they do when they feel they've been crossed a la the sergeant that tried to run against Munks and was falsely arrested on charges that never went anywhere. But they did have the effect of trashing his life and finances.


SMC Resident
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on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:51 am
SMC Resident, Woodside: other
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:51 am

Hmmm:

Don't care for either Corpus or Bolanos. Let's see how the Sheriff's Office will spend the taxpayer's money once Corpus is in charge.


Roy Thiele-Sardiña
Registered user
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2022 at 8:27 am
Roy Thiele-Sardiña, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 8:27 am

@Menlo Voter,

calling someone a "corruptocrat" is mudslinging. call your mother and apologize

Roy


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 15, 2022 at 5:02 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 5:02 pm

Roy:

Wagstaffe is corrupt. No mud slinging there, just the truth.

Since my mother passed four years ago, I'll have a hard time making that call.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

We've known for more than a decade that Wagstaffe is corrupt. Web Link


gtspencer
Registered user
Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm
gtspencer, Atherton: West of Alameda
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

You guys go on that date yet???


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 16, 2022 at 3:05 am
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 16, 2022 at 3:05 am

"California's First Two Latina Sheriffs Beat Incumbents in Stunning Upset"

Web Link

"As for why Corpus beat out Bolanos - a man who still hasn't been able to beat back the time in 2007 when he was detained at a Las Vegas brothel in an FBI sting dubbed "Operation Dollhouse." Bolanos has always contended he thought the establishment was a legitimate massage parlor.

"Well, he's not a likable guy," said Corpus' campaign manager and reserve deputy Victor Anenelle."





Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 16, 2022 at 4:24 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 16, 2022 at 4:24 pm

And... Christina Corpus continues to increase her lead

New updated figures today: Corpus leads by more than 15,000 votes. A nearly 13 % lead.

CHRISTINA CORPUS 69,599 56.26%
CARLOS G. BOLANOS 54,069 43.71%


23,000 more ballots left to count.


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 17, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 17, 2022 at 4:35 pm

Todays' updated results. She still continues to gain. Only 8000 ballots left to count

Corpus: 77,966. 56.65 %

Bolanos: 59,610. 43.31 %


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 21, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 21, 2022 at 4:35 pm

Final results just out:

Corpus: 82,408. 56. 66%

Bolanos: 62,474. 43.10 %


Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 23, 2022 at 4:34 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 23, 2022 at 4:34 pm

Today's updated results:

Corpus 82,547 56.86%

Bolanos: 62, 574. 43.10 %


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