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News - June 11, 2010

Rich Gordon wins Democratic Assembly primary

San Mateo County Supervisor defeats Josh Becker and Yoriko Kishimoto in race for state Assembly seat

by Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann

San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon has defeated Josh Becker and Yoriko Kishimoto in the Democratic primary Tuesday and appears poised to succeed Ira Ruskin in the 21st Assembly District.

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Posted by Dave, a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Evan, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

Bummed that the two candidates I met with the ones that lost, but I guess Gordon was more of a San Mateo County man.

Posted by Alice, a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

The past good works of Rich Gordon is widely known. Many people outside his county feel that he will be very good at his new job.
(Los Gatos)

Posted by Toady, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Unions are happy that their man will help them continue to fleece taxpayers. Watch your wallets!

Posted by Kenny, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Such a shame that Josh Becker lost after cluttering up our mailbox with so many fliers, at times more than one on the same day. Hope that was recycled paper.

Posted by Don't vote for Yoriko, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Interesting that the editors deleted posts that were happy about Kishimoto losing, but leave posts that are critical of the other candidates.
Why this protection of Kishimoto? Is she above criticism? Or does it have to do with Kishimoto being a client of the PA weekly (her campaign material was all over this website leading to the election)?

Posted by Fashionista, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

I haven't seen a sweater worn draped over the shoulders like Gordon does since the 1980's.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

Why is it "objectionable content" to say you thank God Kishimoto was defeated? How is that objectionable? To mention God? To give thanks? The Palo Alto Online staff is too sensitive.

Posted by Tiger Lilly, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jun 14, 2010 at 10:07 am

Overall an election that resulted in a win for Californians. Gordon's competition was not up to par; it would have been a step backward for either Becker or Kishimoto to represent Californians. They're good people, but not up to the job.

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