One last post before I call it a night: Earlier this week we talked about how only one supervisor had been pushed beyond the primary election since the current block of five came together in the mid-1990s.
The last: Bill Horn in 1998.
As the results stand now, we could see both supervisors in runoff elections in November. Roberts has been teetering around the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright and his numbers have been very slightly dipping as the night has worn on. I’m typing this with 59.4 percent of precincts reporting, and Roberts has 48.78 percent of the vote.
And it looks like he would face Stephen Whitburn.
Meanwhile, Bill Horn has been around 46 percent all night. It looks like he would face Steve Gronke in a runoff.
The Labor Council largely stayed out of these races in the primary, focusing instead on the supervisor term limits initiative they passed easily. (This election turned out to be pretty good timing for a term limits measure, considering how incumbents were treated.) All eyes will be on organized labor to see if and how they get involved in these two races should they go to a runoff.
— ANDREW DONOHUE