Voters Electing A New Supervisor Today

District II voters will select a replacement at the polls today for the late Supervisor Gayle Uilkema.

Voters in central Contra Costa County will choose from three candidates today to pick a replacement for the late Supervisor Gayle Uilkema.

Danville Mayor Candace Andersen, Contra Costa Community College District trustee Tomi Van de Brooke and solar energy professor Sean White are on the ballot.

Uilkema, who died last month, had already announced she wouldn't seek re-election after 16 years on the Board of Supervisors.

The newly reconfigured District II includes Lamorinda, the San Ramon Valley and parts of Walnut Creek.

All three candidates wrote columns in Patch last week, expressing why they think voters should select them to represent District II.

You can read Candace Andersen's column

You can read Tomi Van de Brooke's column

You can read Sean White's column

Patch will have up-to-the-minute election results Tuesday night after the polls have closed.

c5 June 05, 2012 at 05:36 PM
there are no 'no' votes, only votes for an individual candidate. so not voting is further empowering those who vote and un-empowering (this that a word?) those who do not...so best to vote for the best of the lot imo.
BV June 05, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I have no intention in voting for someone I do not agree with ...it just further stokes their ego!
Chris Nicholson June 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
If you are morally opposed to voting for the "least bad" candidate, then you must not vote very often..... Seriously, if you know enough about the candidates to NOT like any of them, you already know more than 50% of citizens, so you owe it to them and yourself to vote for the least bad person. As C5 said, vacancy is not an option.
Chris Nicholson June 06, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Looks like the absentee ballots are online: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CA/Contra_Costa/39292/84288/en/summary.html# Candace leading 61% v. 27%
Jose June 06, 2012 at 04:04 AM
This too, shall pass.


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