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Incumbent San Mateo County sheriff concedes to challenger Christina Corpus

Sheriff Bolanos plans to retire at the end of his term

Incumbent San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has conceded to challenger Christina Corpus, who holds a sizable lead in the June 7, 2022 election. Courtesy candidates' campaigns.

Conceding the primary race, incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos congratulated his opponent Christina Corpus Thursday, June 16, after early, non-certified results continued to show she had a steady, solid lead that began on election night.

"It was an honor an a privilege to serve as Sheriff for the last six years and lead this organization," Bolanos said in his memo to staff. "You are truly some of the finest law enforcement professionals I have worked with, and I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I am sure that you will continue to serve our residents in a professional and compassionate manner."

He also told his staff that he plans to retire at the end of his term in January 2023.

"I wish each of you the very best in your personal and professional lives," he said.

"He congratulated me on winning the election and running a strong campaign," said Corpus. "Bolanos ensured me of his cooperation with a smooth transition. I thanked him for his cooperation with a smooth transition for the betterment of the organization and the residents of our county."

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In an Instagram post, Corpus said she would be reaching out "to law enforcement and community leaders to begin sharing my plans for transition."

Bolanos declined to make a statement, but in an internal memo told his office that he had conceded and had congratulated Corpus, according to his campaign staff.

In an interview with The Almanac's sister publication, the Redwood City Pulse, shortly after election results came in on primary night, 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."

He told his supporters that if lost, “If the worst thing that happens is that I lose, I won’t take it the wrong way" and " I will always be proud of the work that I do."

As of Friday afternoon, Corpus had 56.65% of the vote to Bolanos' 43.31%.

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Incumbent San Mateo County sheriff concedes to challenger Christina Corpus

Sheriff Bolanos plans to retire at the end of his term

by Leah Worthington and Michelle Iracheta / Redwood City Pulse

Uploaded: Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 5:02 pm

Conceding the primary race, incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos congratulated his opponent Christina Corpus Thursday, June 16, after early, non-certified results continued to show she had a steady, solid lead that began on election night.

"It was an honor an a privilege to serve as Sheriff for the last six years and lead this organization," Bolanos said in his memo to staff. "You are truly some of the finest law enforcement professionals I have worked with, and I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I am sure that you will continue to serve our residents in a professional and compassionate manner."

He also told his staff that he plans to retire at the end of his term in January 2023.

"I wish each of you the very best in your personal and professional lives," he said.

"He congratulated me on winning the election and running a strong campaign," said Corpus. "Bolanos ensured me of his cooperation with a smooth transition. I thanked him for his cooperation with a smooth transition for the betterment of the organization and the residents of our county."

In an Instagram post, Corpus said she would be reaching out "to law enforcement and community leaders to begin sharing my plans for transition."

Bolanos declined to make a statement, but in an internal memo told his office that he had conceded and had congratulated Corpus, according to his campaign staff.

In an interview with The Almanac's sister publication, the Redwood City Pulse, shortly after election results came in on primary night, 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."

He told his supporters that if lost, “If the worst thing that happens is that I lose, I won’t take it the wrong way" and " I will always be proud of the work that I do."

As of Friday afternoon, Corpus had 56.65% of the vote to Bolanos' 43.31%.

Comments

Holly L.
Registered user
Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 17, 2022 at 5:57 pm
Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 17, 2022 at 5:57 pm

Bolanos's refusal to give a statement to the Almanac on Corpus's victory makes him look small and petty.


gtspencer
Registered user
Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jun 17, 2022 at 6:18 pm
gtspencer, Atherton: West of Alameda
Registered user
on Jun 17, 2022 at 6:18 pm

Ohhh Karen let it go


Brian
Registered user
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 17, 2022 at 10:25 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
Registered user
on Jun 17, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Don't worry about GTSpencers name calling, he was backing the loser and is unhappy. I do tend to agree with you that it is petty of him but pretty much what you expect by the way he ran his campaign and his history with the department going back to when he was detained by the FBI at an illegal brothel with under age sex trafficked girls in Vegas (while there representing the San Mateo County Sheriff department). I am glad to have Corpus as our sheriff.


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