Anh Colton, 48, of Cupertino, has had no law enforcement experience in the last five years. California law requires that candidates for sheriff have at least one year of law enforcement experience within the last five years.
With 97 of the ballots processed, Stone’s tally was 67.4% to 32.5% for Crockett. Because Stone received more than 50% of the Primary Election vote, he will retain his post, avoiding a runoff vote in November.
The contests for mayor of San Jose, Santa Clara County sheriff, all four of the contested San Jose City Council races and the one contested county supervisor race will have runoff elections in November with the top two finishers.
The approximately 25,000 ballots counted by the Registrar of Voters Elections Division June 9 didn’t change any trends or flip any projected outcomes, but did suggest the early, expected outcomes are more likely to hold.
Elections officials estimated that approximately 349,000 votes were cast in the primary countywide, and predicted voter participation at about 35%, which is similar to turnout percentages in previous gubernatorial primary years.
Cindy Chavez had 39% of the vote, with 33,596 votes compared to 32.3% for Matt Mahan, with 27,751 votes, according to preliminary unofficial returns reported by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Elections Division.