Jonsen's 7,163-vote margin, with approximately 19,000 ballots outstanding, meant that Jensen would need nearly 70% of the remaining ballots to edge past Jonsen. As of 1pm today, Jensen had not conceded the race.
Bob Jonsen leads the sheriff's race and incumbent Mayor Lisa Gillmor hangs on in Santa Clara, while the contest between two Democrats for California's District 10 Senate seat flipped, as Aisha Wahab pulled ahead of initial front runner Lily Mei.
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Nancy Fineman on Wednesday afternoon rejected a motion from defense lawyers that the corruption trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith should be dismissed because of Smith's resignation Monday.
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.
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.
In the latest San Jose Inside Power Poll, the would-be supervisor’s political fortunes have rebounded since a majority of incumbent supervisors realigned district boundaries, making him temporarily ineligible to join them.