News - March 16, 2011

Two forums ahead for county supervisor election

Five candidates running for election to the position of San Mateo County District 1 supervisor are expected to be on hand to take questions at two forums in March. The countywide all-mail-in-ballot election begins on April 4 and ends on May 3.

The first forum, put on by the Bay Area Youth Summit, takes place between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the San Mateo City Council Chambers at 1900 O'Farrell St. in San Mateo.

The second forum is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center at 1455 Madison Ave. in Redwood City. This event will be co-hosted by the Redwood City Woodside Democratic Club, the San Mateo County Democrats, and the Peninsula Young Democrats.

Candidates expected to attend are, in ballot order, Burlingame Mayor Terry Nagel, Deputy Attorney General Gina Papan, businessman Michael G. Stogner, educator and consumer advocate Richard Holober, and school trustee and businessman Dave Pine.

The winner will fill the District 1 seat formerly occupied by Mark Church, who left the Board of Supervisors to run for and win (in November) the multiple-position office of assessor, county clerk-recorder, and chief elections officer.

Although District 1 represents communities at the northern end of the county, from South San Francisco extending south to San Mateo and the San Francisco International Airport, every registered voter in the county has a vote.

In addition to being mailed in, ballots can be dropped off at the elections office at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo and in ballot boxes in every city or town hall in the county, but they must be received by May 3.


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