Data: Ten years of HMB elections


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Mon, August 24, 2009


The results from Half Moon Bay City Council elections going back to 1999 give some insight into this year’s race. All names and counts are from County Elections.

This is the largest field in that period, following an uncontested election in 2007. 

Naomi Patridge is the only incumbent running, but Deborah Ruddock was elected in 1999. In every election except 1996, less than 100 votes separated the winner with the lowest vote count from the next-highest candidate. In 2005, the winning margin was only 15 votes. Every vote will count in 2009, and this election will be very difficult to call.

2009 (3 Elected)
Allan Alifano
Charles Hoelzel
Dan Handler
Deborah Ruddock
George M. Muteff
Naomi Patridge
Rick Kowalczyk
Sofia Freer

 

2007 (2 Elected) Votes Percentage
Marina M. Fraser No election
John "Farmer" Muller No election

 

2005 (3 Elected) Votes Percentage
Naomi Patridge 2,237 20.3%
Jim Grady 1,953 17.7%
Bonnie McClung 1,860 16.9%
Mike Ferreira 1,845 16.7%
George M. Muteff 1,642 14.9%
Steve Skinner 1,497 13.6%

2003 (2 Elected) Votes Percentage
Marina M. Fraser 1,494 35.2%
Sid McCausland 1,417 33.3%
Dennis Coleman 1,338 31.5%
2001 (3 Elected) Votes Percentage
Toni Taylor 1,332 20.6%
Jim Grady 1,176 18.1%
Mike Ferreira 1,152 17.8%
Marina Fraser 1,063 16.4%
Bonnie McClung 993 15.3%
Eliana A. Rivera 760 11.7%
1999 (2 elected) Votes Percentage
Dennis Ricardo Coleman 1,753 35.0%
Deborah Ruddock 1,725 34.4%
Bart Anthony Colucci 1,536 30.6%