County Democratic committee endorses Coastsider April Vargas for Supervisor

By on Sat, April 17, 2010

The San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee endorsed Coastside April Vargas for County Supervisor in District 3, the seat currently occupied by outgoing Supervisor Rich Gordon. The election will be Tuesday June 8. The supervisors race is non-partisan, so there is no primary. If one candidate does not win 50% + 1 of the vote on June 8, the top two contenders will compete in a run-off in November. (An earlier version of this story described the election as a primary.)

The committee also endorsed appointed incumbent Carole Groom. Appointed incumbents are heavily favored to win election to their seats. The Board of Supervisors’ practice of appointing members to open seats on the board has come under criticism by some members of the county’s Charter Review Committee and the county’s Civil Grand Jury.

The committee also endorsed Dave Mandelkern for the position of Treasurer-Tax Collector.  Mandelkern is a trustee of the San Mateo County Community College District.