Dave Pine leads in the election to a seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, according to the final election night report by the county Elections Office.
Elections manager David Tom said Wednesday morning that there are an estimated 7,000 ballots still to be counted, many of them dropped off at city halls throughout the county on Tuesday.
Mr. Pine, a San Mateo Union High School District trustee, received 21,504 votes, or 27.2 percent of the total, according to the election night report.
Richard Holober received 20,565 votes, or 26 percent.
In a close third is Gina Papan with 20,346 votes, followed by Terry Nagel with 7,979, Michael Stogner with 5,896, and Demetrios Nikas with 2,683.
A parcel tax measure in the Ravenswood City School District has more than the two-thirds voter support it needs for passage, according to the election night report.
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Of the 341,303 registered voters, only 24 percent -- or 81,806 -- cast votes in this all-mail special election, although that number will rise when all ballots are counted.
The election was to fill the District 1 seat on the county Board of Supervisors, vacated when Mark Church was elected chief elections officer, assessor and recorder. The candidate who receives the most votes is elected to fill the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2013. See story, " Budget crisis top issue in supervisor's race" (April 14, 2011).
In the Ravenswood City School District, Measure B asked voters whether to renew an existing tax of $98 a year per parcel and to add $98, bringing the total annual tax to $196 per parcel. If passed, the measure would generate about $1.2 million for the district. See story, "Ravenswood faces critical parcel tax decision" (April 28, 2011).