MacGlashan is winner in supervisor race
It was a nail-biter for a couple of weeks, but county Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan prevailed in the June 5 primary election, the county registrar of voters said today. She just managed to avoid a runoff race in November by topping 50 percent of votes cast, winning 50.22 percent, versus Murietan Julie Sams (26.76 percent) and school teacher Gary Blenner (22.77 percent). There's more at sacbee.com.
For an incumbent with 7 years of name recognition, who spent a ton of special interest developer money on her campaign, running against Sams and Blenner (who had little money and no campaign experience) this is a terrible showing for Roberta Maclgashan.
Supervisor Macglashan only avoided a run-off by approximately 100 votes out of about 50,000. Wow!
Macglashan's low voter support had little to do with redistricting, as she tried to claim (Her numbers weren't strong in long-established areas like Folsom and Citrus Heights). This was more about voters having enough of special interest land-use decisions that have brought great harm to the entire county.
My guess is, this will be Macglashan's last term in office. Either she won't run again, or will lose by a landslide the next time around.
Julie I respect your amazing showing and your good citizenship. Thank you for running. You are awesome!
Candy Chand 955 2027
Julie, you provided a tremendous campaign. Taking on the developer-Supervisor machine of MacGlashan, et al, you provided a close contest in attempt of eradicating the peresites that have plagued this County for so many years. While Roberta may think she won, she has to wake up to the fact that her higher political aspirations are dead. She is the loser. Julie, we thank you for your superb effort in exposing this, and because of you, business will not be as usual in Sacramento County.
The final County tally of Rancho Murieta's three precincts within District 4 yields Julie Sams as the clear winner in our local community County Supervisorial election. (Precincts 69200,69520,69550)
548 total ballots cast (470 votes distributed/78 undervotes):
Sams=263 votes/55.96%; MacGlashan=163 votes/34.68%; Blenner=44 votes/9.36%
Reference: Sacramento County Official Election Results http://sacresults.e-cers.com/resultsPrec.aspx?type=SUP&rid=173&pty=&cty=99&osn=173&map=PREC&text=VP
Julie, you are a winner! and MacGlashan had better note that she is the loser among informed Rancho Murieta voters, and we count! Thank you Julie, and thank you to those Murietans for voting, for whichever candidate each chose.