With still many ballots to count, Alexander Glew, the Los Altos mechanical engineer and lone Republican aiming to succeed District 13 State Sen. Jerry Hill, currently leads the seven-candidate race with 21.92 percent of the vote. Former venture capitalist, CEO and Menlo Park resident Josh Becker is close behind at 19.01 percent, according to results released after the polls closed on Election Day Tuesday.
In California, the top two vote-getters move on to the November elections, regardless of party.
Redwood City Councilmember Shelly Masur is in third in the State Senate District 13 race with 17.72 percent of the vote. Millbrae city councilmember Annie Oliva (14,722), Burlingame city councilmember Mike Brownrigg (13,516), former state Assemblymember and Mountain View resident Sally Lieber (12,347) and lone Libertarian John Webster (2,256) round out the preliminary ranking.
Also, supporters of several school district measures and bonds are optimistic with the preliminary results:
Measure N (San Carlos School District) has garnered 68.35 percent approval to increase the district’s annual parcel tax from $246.60 to $334.60 for the next eight years. The measure needs two-thirds approval to pass.
Measure M (La Honda-Pescadero Unified) has garnered 68.82 percent approval to increase the district’s annual parcel tax from $100 to $130 over seven years. Two-thirds approval is needed to pass.
Measure P (Portola Valley School District) is thus far just short of two-thirds approval at 63.46 percent in favor of renewing the district’s annual parcel tax of $581 per parcel with a 3 percent increase every year.
Measure J (Jefferson Union High School District) has so far garnered 61.06 percent approval for a $27 million bond issue to fund upgrades to schools and other district facilities. Fifty-five percent voter-approval is needed to pass.
Measure O (Burlingame Elementary School District) has 57.14 percent approval for a $97 million bond issue to fund school facility upgrades. Fifty-five percent approval is needed to pass.
Measure K (Brisbane School District) has 58.97 percent approval for a 27 million bond to make safety, security and facility upgrades in the district. Fifty-five percent approval is needed to pass.
Measure P (Portola Valley School District) has 63.46 percent approval in renewing the current $581 per parcel tax, with 3 percent annual increases, raising at least $1,200,000 annually, for eight years. Fifty-five percent approval is needed to pass.
Measure L (San Mateo Union High School District) currently has 54.15 percent approval for a $385 million bond measure aimed at upgrading schools and facilities and modernize classrooms. Fifty-five percent approval is needed to pass.
Still ballots left to count:
Tuesday as come and gone, but the primary election is not over as plenty more ballots remain to count, according to the San Mateo County Elections Office. The results released Tuesday included all ballots cast at vote centers. The results also included vote by mail ballots the Elections Office had received in the mail by Monday, and vote by mail ballots turned into Vote Centers and Drop Boxes by Sunday.
The results, however, do not include mailed ballots received by the Election’s Office after Monday, or ballots dropped off at Vote Centers or Drop Boxes after Sunday. The results also don’t include conditional voter registration or provisional ballots.
The Elections Office will release another update on results today at 5 p.m.