Runoffs in District 3 Supervisor, Treasurer races

By on Wed, June 9, 2010

No candidate in the District 3 Supervisor race received the necessary 50% + 1 votes required to win the election, so there will be a runoff between Don Horsley and April Vargas in November.

The race is now an uphill climb for Vargas. Horsley has a 14.4 percentage point lead on Vargas, and the other candidates in the race are closer politically to Horsley than to Vargas. At the same time, hotly contested races for Governor and Senator mean that the turnout will be larger and more diverse in the general election than in the primary.

Supervisor Candidate Votes Percentage
Don Horsley 23,980 38.6%
April Vargas 15,069 24.2%
John J. "Jack" Hickey 10,105 16.3%
Matt Grocott 8,757 14.1%
Michael G. Stogner 4,243 6.8%

The results were similar in the race for Treasurer-Tax Collector, with Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector Sandie Arnott going into the general election with a strong lead over runner-up Dave Mandelkern.

Treasurer Candidate Votes Percentage
Sandie Arnott 23,423 38.4%
Dave Mandelkern 16,966 27.8%
Joe Galligan 15,292 25.1%
Richard Guilbault 5,268 8.6%