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Supervisor Don Horsley cruises to re-election

District 3 Supervisor Don Horsley was easily re-elected Tuesday to a second four-year term on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.


With all 153 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Mr. Horsley received 78.5 percent of the vote. The count was 14,805 for Mr. Horsley and 4,048 for his challenger, Michael Stogner.

District 3 includes Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, parts of Menlo Park and Belmont, San Carlos, and large coastal and unincorporated areas.

Mr. Horsley, an Emerald Hills resident, was a longtime sheriff of San Mateo County.

Michael Stogner, a San Carlos businessman and victim's advocate, ran against Mr. Horsley in 2010, and ran for the District 1 seat in 2011. He has never held public office, but has gained attention in the county as a government watchdog.

This is the first by-district supervisor race, which means only residents of District 3 can choose the district representative.

● See earlier story.

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Posted by Thank you Michael Stogner
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:34 am

Michael, thank you for running in this election. Receiving 22.5% of the vote, spending no money, and not having any big union endorsements, is nothing to sneeze at.

Your effort has proven that a SIGNIFICANT number of San Mateo County residents believe in the issues you stand for. People on these blogs have suggested your supporters are on the "fringe". I don't believe one in four citizens qualifies as a fringe.

Keep up the good work. At some point, it's going to pay off through an election win, and the progress you've made in the past several years has been considerable.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

Michael G. Stogner is a registered user.

Congratulations to Don Horsley.


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Posted by Shrubs
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

Let's keep this in perspective - Michael Stogner got 20%, the same as the combined total that the loons Kashkari (Bush's TARP guy) and Donnelly (the far right wing tea bagger) got in San Mateo County.

A San Mateo County democrat selling his soul to appeal to republicans and libertarians is a sure fire way to get....

20% of the vote.

That said, Michael Stogner ran, which is no small feat. I honor his efforts - he walked the walk. It is a very American thing to do.


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Posted by Nice try
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Are you saying that Kashkari and Donnelly ran without spending money in their races for governor? Michael Stogner spent no money and still got the same amount of the voat they did. You cannot denigrate his base in this county. If he had spent money, his percentage would no doubt be far larger.


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Posted by Shrubs
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

"If he had spent money, his percentage would no doubt be far larger." Sure, by a couple points. Maybe. But you twisted the frame to be about money - Michael Stogner got the republican and the (almost non-existent, given their obnoxious volume) libertarian vote.

*** Michael Stogner received about the same percentage as the two republicans for governor combined received in this county.

*** He received about the same percentage as the two republicans for lt. governor combined received in this county.

*** He received about the same percentage as the three republicans for attorney general combined received in this county.

*** He received about the a slightly smaller percentage as the republican for insurance commissioner received in this county.

*** He received about the same percentage as the republicans running against Speier received combined in this county.

*** He received about the a slightly smaller percentage as the republican running against Eshoo received in this county.

*** I could go on about the 19th, the 22nd the 24th, etc..

Notice a pattern?

Stop with the Koolaid.

Give the man his due, he ran; as opposed to libertarians who screech all year and can't field a candidate.


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