Election: Low turnout, high mail-in percentage


A total of 85,537 votes were cast in the June 3 election in San Mateo County, 24 percent of the registered voters, according to data from the elections office at noon Monday, June 9. Seventy-seven percent of the votes were cast by mail.

Re-elected unopposed

County officials re-elected without opposition are:

■ Treasurer-Tax Collector Sandie Arnott, with 64,050 votes.

■ District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, with 62,384 votes.

■ County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell, with 60,211 votes.

Re-elected with opposition

County officials re-elected with opponents are:

■ Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, with 62,907 votes. His opponent, John K. Mooney, received 10,535 votes.

■ Sheriff Greg Munks, with 60,857 votes. Results are not yet available for Deputy Juan Lopez, who ran for sheriff on a write-in campaign.

■ Coroner Robert Foucrault, with 59,806 votes. His opponent, Rick Dalton, received 9,205 votes.

Two Superior Court judges were elected:

■ Susan L. Greenberg, with 49,655 votes. Her opponent, Jeffrey B. Hayden, received 19,621 votes.

■ Stephanie Garratt, with 43,546 votes. Her opponent, Ray Buenaventura, received 26,030 votes,

In a contested election for the vacated position of county controller, Juan Raigoza won with 45,350 votes. His opponent, Joe Galligan, received 25,251 votes.

The county Elections Office will be updating vote tallies at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

Dave Boyce


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