UPDATED Chan avoids runoff in supes race; Kolakowski to face Creighton again in November
Wilma Chan reclaimed the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat she held a decade ago, holding enough of a lead in the polls to stave off a runoff contest in November.
With all the precincts counted at 1:53 a.m., Chan had 54.62 percent of the vote, compared to 30.77 percent for her closest challenger, Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson. Financial planner Harold Lowe captured 7.58 percent of the roughly 26,000 votes that had been counted at that hour, with businessman Lou Filipovich garnering 6.63 percent.
Chan needed 50 percent of voters to connect the arrow for her in order to avoid a runoff election for the seat, which for the last decade has been held by her former chief of staff, Alice Lai-Bitker.
In other localish races, Victoria Kolakowski led the race for Alameda County Superior Court judge, with 45.12 percent of the roughly 133,000 voted talled. She’ll face Deputy District Attorney John Creighton, who had 32.17 percent of the vote, in a November runoff election.
Less than a quarter of Alameda County’s 753,000 voters showed up for Tuesday’s primary contest.