Election: Hill, Lieber poised for November showdownJerry Hill and Sally Lieber cruised to the top-two spots at the June 5 primary election and will now square off in November for a chance to represent a newly formed state Senate district 13 in the heart of the Peninsula.
The two political veterans were widely expected to advance to the next round in a four-way race that also included Mountain View teacher Christopher Chiang and John Webster, a libertarian who has run several times in the past. Mr. Hill dominated the field with 51 percent of the votes. Ms. Lieber trailed in a distant second with 23 percent.
District 13, formed last year during the redistricting process, includes most of San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County. Most of the district is currently represented by state Sen. Joe Simitian, who is termed out of Sacramento this year and who was elected June 5 to return to his old spot on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
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