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Voters have choices for few county offices

Original post made on Mar 11, 2014

South San Mateo County voters won't have choices in who will be their sheriff, their district attorney, or their superintendent of schools, but they will choose whether to return a supervisor, the coroner, and the assessor to office on June 3.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:08 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by David B, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

They didn't mention Judge races.... it's unusual that this time we have two contested races for open Superior Court Judge seats.

I recommend Susan Greenberg for "Office # 4.... she's been a Court Commissioner (appointed judge) for 14 years and is very well qualified for this elected seat.

Posted by A Pity , a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for posting this. It's a shame no one stepped forward to run against DA Wagstaffe - especially as it was posted here that in 2010, the California Bar sent Wagstaffe a warning about lying to the press about the facts of a criminal defendant's case.

Posted by Spotlight, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Alas, this is what happens when "special interest groups" are allowed to rule over the wishes of the majority. If an office-holder represents the entire county, then the entire county should decide who wins. When the voters are divided into little groups, aka districts, as happened here in San Mateo County, then small vocal minorities within those areas are able to control everyone else. That was SO foreseeable but no one paid attention so now we have this unfortunate sequel.

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm

"South San Mateo County voters won't have choices in who will be their sheriff, their district attorney."

This should read San Mateo County voters not South. Both Sheriff and District Attorney are At-Large or County wide elections they are both unopposed. Both Supervisors District 2 &3 seats have competition and are now voted on by the District. That is a huge change for the County voters.

Posted by Silent Majority, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 12, 2014 at 6:04 am

RE: Spotlight. While some loud tomato throwers tend to be just that, the majority of voters aren't sheep. Do you recall Menlo Gateway's resounding victory silencing a loud but small opposition? Why should someone in Pescadero influence my vote for local representatives, and mine-their's? Of course, if a majority doesn't qualify to vote, or don't exercise their rights...

Posted by Paul, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

This newspaper did not report on the lawsuit filed by a child molest victim against San Mateo County school superintendent Anne Campbell who, thanks to the lack of reporting, is again running for the office unopposed. Web Link

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Look for Write In

Posted by Lisa , a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

We need a change.... We need a Latino Sheriff not a races Sheriff.
Thank You

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2014 at 6:26 am

Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez is qualified as the Write In candidate for Sheriff of San Mateo County.

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