By Robert Haugh
San Jose Mayor
In the San Jose Mayor’s race, City Councilmember Matt Mahan beat Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, 51.2 to 48.8 percent.
Chavez got a lot of help from independent expenditures, including the 49ers who blew $700,000 helping her. According to press reports, she outspent Mahan 2-1 counting independent expenditures, and still lost. Chavez conceded last week.
Santa Clara County Sheriff
Former Palo Alto police Chief Bob Jonsen declared victory over former Sheriff’s Department Captain Kevin Jensen on Friday. Jonsen is leading 50.8 to 49.2 percent.
But Jensen said he isn’t conceding until all votes are counted.
Jonsen succeeds former Sheriff Laurie Smith who was found guilty of six counts of corruption and misconduct on Nov. 3.
Oregon Congressional District 5
Former Santa Clara City Councilmember Jamie McLeod-Skinner now lives in Oregon. She lost her Congressional race to Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer 50.9 to 48.8 percent.
It was a good showing for McLeod-Skinner in one of the most competitive Congressional races in the country.
Santa Clara Mayor’s Race Update
With votes counted the weekend, Mayor Lisa Gillmor has increased her lead over Councilman Anthony Becker. Gillmor has a 51.32 to 48.68 percent lead.
Gillmor declared victory after Becker conceded last Thursday.