Mark Church, the current assessor-county clerk-recorder, is being challenged by businessman John K. Mooney. And incumbent Robert Jon Foucrault and small business owner Rick Dalton are in a contest for the top job in the coroner's office.
With current controller Bob Adler choosing not to run, assistant controller Juan Raigoza is in a race for that office against Joe Galligan, a certified public accountant. The filing deadline, which ended March 7 for races in which incumbents filed papers to run again, has been extended to March 12 in the controller's race.
There is a second contested race for the Board of Supervisors, but voters in the Almanac's circulation area won't be able to vote in it because, under new rules, only residents of a district can vote for their district representative. District 2 Supervisor Carole Groom is being challenged by retired businessman Mark De Paula.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Superintendent Anne Campbell, Sheriff Greg Munks, and Treasurer-Tax Collector Sandie Arnott are set to coast back into office without pause; there are no challengers for those posts.
Juan Pablo Lopez had taken out papers to run for sheriff, but didn't qualify for the ballot, according to the final roster from the San Mateo County Elections Office. Mr. Lopez couldn't be reached for comment by the Almanac's press time.
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