In city council elections across San Mateo County, incumbents
appeared to be winning re-election in the majority of local races, according
to Tuesday night's preliminary election results.
In San Mateo, where three city council seats were being contested
by five candidates, incumbents David Lim and Robert Ross appeared to win
re-election with 27 percent and 23 percent of the vote respectively,
according to initial results.
Joe Goethals led the race for a third seat with
23 percent of the vote.
Six candidates in Redwood City were vying for three available
seats, and incumbents Jeff Gee and John Seybert appeared to win re-election
with 25 percent and 19 percent of the vote respectively, according to
preliminary results. Diane Howard appeared to win a third seat with 22
percent of the vote.
Incumbent South San Francisco city councilwoman Karyl Matsumoto
easily won a two-year council term with 59 percent of the vote, according to
In the race for three available full-term seats, South San
Francisco incumbents Mark Addiego and Pradeep Gupta led a field of eight
candidates with 20 percent and 16 percent of the vote respectively, according
to returns. Liza Normandy was likely to win a third seat with around 18
percent of the vote.
In San Carlos, Mayor Bob Grassilli and incumbent Matt Grocott led
the race of six candidates vying for three city council seats, according to
City councilwoman Karen Clapper lost her bid for re-election
garnering 16 percent of the vote, while Cameron Johnson picked up a third San
Carlos seat with 24 percent, according to results.
San Bruno city councilmen Rico Medina and Ken Ibarra easily won
re-election with 33 percent and 29 percent respectively, according to
In Burlingame, where nine candidates were competing for three
available seats, city council members Ann Keighran and Michael Brownrigg
appeared to win re-election by a wide margin. The contest for a third seat
was too close to call, as of Tuesday night.
Belmont city councilman Warren Lieberman appeared to win
re-election to one of three available seats, and newcomers Eric Reed and
Charles Stone led the race for the other two, according to results.
Brisbane city council members W. Clarke Conway and Cliff Lentz won
re-election with 30 percent and 26 percent of the vote, respectively, and
Lori Liu won the third available seat with 33 percent, according to elections
Millbrae city councilwoman Anne Oliva won re-election to one of
two available seats with 31 percent of the vote, and Reuben Holober won the
second seat with 29 percent.
In Portola Valley, where three town council seats were contested
by four candidates, incumbents F. John Richards and Maryann Moise Derwin
easily won re-election. A third seat was won by Craig Hughes, according to
One available town council seat in Atherton was won by Rick
Degolia, who garnered 63 percent of the vote among three candidates.