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Latest Results for Close City Council Race

Latest Results for Close City Council Race

Just when you thought last week’s election was over and done…another update. The San Mateo County Office of Elections has released the latest results. When election night wrapped up, about 20,000 votes still needed to be counted, including some 13,000 that had been dropped off on November 8th. The one to watch in San Carlos [...]

Left to right: Brad Lewis, Randy Royce, Andy Klein, Bob Grassilli, Matt Grocott (w/apologies to Lewis for unfortunate cropping)

Randy Royce…& Others on the Election Upset

Incumbent Randy Royce lost his seat on the city council by a little less than 300 votes. Royce had a laundry list of endorsements, from newspapers to state elected officials and local community leaders. Examiner.com columnist Bruce Balshone predicted victory for Royce, writing; “Royce remains popular and will win reelection.” So what happened? Only the [...]

This house on St. Francis in White Oaks called it.

“New Guys” Headed to SC City Council

School Board trustee Mark Olbert and businessman Ron Collins snagged the two open seats on the San Carlos City Council in a tight race…Olbert taking the lead, but only separated by a mere 32 votes. (Election certification expected within 28 days) Mark Olbert sounded a bit overwhelmed when the Laurel Street Spy reached him by [...]

Election Results

Election Results

FINAL Election night results (11:30pm) San Carlos City Council: 1. Mark Olbert (34.87%) 2,680 total votes 2. Ron Collins (34.45%) 2,648 total votes 3. Randy Royce (30.68%) 2,358  total votes San Carlos Treasurer: 1. Michael Galvin (76.33%) 2,848 total votes 2. Harold Schuette (23.67%) 883 total votes San Carlos School Board 1. Seth Rosenblatt (40.92%) [...]

In San Carlos…Light Voter Turnout

In San Carlos…Light Voter Turnout

Will positions up for grabs this off-year election in San Carlos be decided by single digit voter turnout? As of late this afternoon, poll workers were reporting “light” to “very light” turnout. Around 4pm at Precinct #3614 (Church of the Epiphany on Arroyo), out of 1,433 registered voters, 5% had cast their electronic votes. This [...]

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

With apologies to Britney (and the candidates)… The Laurel Street Spy invited all the San Carlos candidates running for election on Tuesday, November 8th to take the Twitter challenge: make their pitch in 140 characters or less. Here’s what they came up with…listed in alphabetical order. (Variation in character count explained below)   Running for [...]

Campaign “Buddies”

Campaign “Buddies”

LSS Analysis: Some San Carlos politicians are endorsing each other as they hope to score a win on November 8th. When you look closely at who’s endorsing whom, it reveals alliances that may impact city government. Before you read on, you might want to grab a score card. San Carlos City Council candidate Ron Collins [...]

Race For City Council Enters Home Stretch

Race For City Council Enters Home Stretch

Checked in with the three candidates for the two open seats on the San Carlos City Council. Here’s what they had to say: Randy Royce, Incumbent Randy Royce says he, his wife and about 30 volunteers – armed with precinct maps – hit the streets and went door-to-door doing the meet-and-greet and leaving postcards. “We [...]

Andy Klein, San Carlos Mayor

And Now, a Message From Your Mayor…

San Carlos Mayor Andy Klein wants you to know the City Council delivered on your request to, “live within our financial means.” In a Guest Perspective called, “A new day in San Carlos,” that appeared in today’s Daily Journal, Klein explained the tough decisions that led to changes in the way fire and police services [...]

Christine Boland

The Last Elected City Clerk in San Carlos

Here’s one elected position for San Carlos you won’t see on the November 8th ballot: City Clerk. Christine Boland, who’s held the job since 1999, will continue to act as local elections and records administrator…just not as an elected official. Why? Boland says she thinks the position requires so much detailed knowledge – like maintaining [...]

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