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.
Gary Kremen, founder of Match.com, promised to return $71,000 in campaign contributions from his assessor campaign, but said he wants to keep his seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors.
This week, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone has agreed to answer questions from San Jose Inside readers. He is the sixth public official to participate in this series. Questions are selected from online posts to this site.