Trump, Petel, Glew, McDonnell, Gilham and Ohtaki Advance to General Election

The California Secretary of State has closed the canvassing period for the March 3rd Primary election and the results are in.


Below are the results for all partisan races whose districts lie either partially or wholly within San Mateo County, with an official link and commentary on each.





Our endorsed candidate and incumbent Donald J. Trump unsurprisingly won handily with 92.2% of the vote.


Our endorsed candidate Ran Petel beat out two other challengers to incumbent Speier and will advance to the general election.


We did not endorse any candidates in this race. Two Republicans split the party vote against incumbent Eshoo and another Democrat challenger, which resulted in no Republican advancing to the general election.


Our endorsed candidate Erin Smith did not win, and no Republican will advance to the general election against incumbent Weiner.


Our endorsed candidate Alex Glew secured his spot in the top two by a razor thin margin of about 600 votes. As we can see, the Democrat's decision to split their votes five ways allowed him to squeak by. His campaign and various Central Committee members put in serious work to get out the vote, and we believe those extra 600 votes likely resulted from that work.


Our endorsed candidate John McDonnell will advance to the general election against incumbent Ting.


Our endorsed candidate Bridget Mahoney did not win. The other Republican candidate, Mark Gilham will advance to the general election against incumbent Mullin.


Our endorsed candidate Peter Ohtaki will advance to the general election against incumbent Berman.

Central Committee District 4

Incumbent Stephan Steiner was re-elected to his seat, and two new members were added: Angel Cardenas and Brandon Lang. Current members Lucy Calder and Harold Shaw did not seek re-election after their current term expires.


Ballot Propositions:


Proposition 13

The measure failed to pass. The only ballot measure position we took was to oppose Proposition 13, so we were pleased with the outcome. We articulated our position here and it's clear many Californians agreed. It appears voters are losing their appetite for state-wide debt-funded school facilities spending. On the other hand, we did not take a position on any of the local school bond measures across the County, all of which passed.