Simitian easily prevails in three-way county race | June 8, 2012 | Mountain View Voice | Mountain View Online |

Mountain View Voice

News - June 8, 2012

Simitian easily prevails in three-way county race

by Chris Kenrick

State Sen. Joe Simitian easily prevailed in the three-way race to represent northern Santa Clara County on the Board of Supervisor.

With more than 50 percent of the vote, he avoids a runoff in November.

Simitian won 25,522 votes — 57.79 percent. His closest challenger, former Cupertino Mayor Kris Huyilan Wang, won 22.72 percent. In third place was Cupertino City Councilman Barry Chang with 19.49 percent.

Simitian said, "From my standpoint it's a happy result on two counts: a 35-point margin between me and my closest competitor, and a first-round victory, which means I don't have to go back to my supporters and ask for their help again in November.

"I think they'll be happy about that."

This will be Simitian's second stint on the county board, where he served from 1997 to 2000 before moving on to the California Assembly and later the State Senate.

He returns to the county level after being termed out of the State Senate.

The Palo Alto resident began his political career in the 1980s as a member of the Palo Alto Board of Education.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields