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News - June 10, 2022

Voters favor incumbents in local elections

District attorney, assessor, state assembly member all appear to keep their seats

by Gennady Sheyner, Sue Dremann, Angela Swartz

With about one-third of Santa Clara County voters casting ballots in the primary election this week, early and unofficial results from the Registrar of Voters indicate that District Attorney Jeff Rosen has retained his job, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen and retired Sheriff's Capt. Kevin Jensen will vie to be the next sheriff and Assessor Larry Stone has won reelection.

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Posted by Rosemary Fernandez
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm

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Santa Clara County Family Court System needs to be overhauled

Posted by Melinda Stefan
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 8, 2022 at 10:09 pm

Melinda Stefan is a registered user.

Thank you for the article. It is interesting to note that, for every 1% of the votes received, Rosen spent $ 7544, Chung spent $ 743 and Khan spent $ 7036. So why was Chung's campaign so effective, even though he did not win ?

Posted by Elaine Stone
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 9, 2022 at 12:29 am

Elaine Stone is a registered user.

Before Election Day, I knocked on doors and delivered the message: Chung will prosecute repeat offenders and got a thumbs up from neighbors. Chung has grass-roots support. An older Paloaltoonline article on Chung himself has very positive comments rooting for him "Go Daniel go" It is very heart warming. Chung wrote so well in his Feb. 14 2021 letter to SJMN about the current state of prosecution, that it should be required reading for any thinking man who wonders why law and order has declined. For writing that he was fired?!!!!!! 1st letter
It is time for people in the know to speak up. We lament the fact that not enough good people come forward for public service. Yet when a talented and hardworking young person tries to break into the circle, the old boy network stops him. The voters are the "boss" who decides who gets the job, yet the boss has no access to the true report card. A candidate like Chung has not appeared in the last 12 years. The majority of voters do not probe deeper so the press has the duty to inform. When one has crucial information but omits to provide it, and it does harm to the community, it is a mistake of omission that is unforgivable.

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