Gordon Takes 24th District Assembly Seat

The Menlo Park resident trounced the competition.

With all precincts reporting, has essentially won the State Assembly representative for District 24 seat.

Gordon, a Menlo Park resident, had 56.1 percent of the votes as of 4:43 a.m. Wednesday, according to data from the Secretary of State's office.

The democratic incumbent had 28,412 votes, almost double the amount that his closest competitor, Chengzhi “George” Yang, had. Yang, who identifies with the Republican party, had 29 percent of the vote, or 14,713 votes.

Candidate Geby E. Espinoza, Democrat, had 10.5 percent of ballots cast, with 5,346 votes.  In last place is Joseph Antonelli Rosas with 2,212 votes, or 4.4 percent of the ballots cast.  The San Mateo County Elections office will validate these numbers in the next 28 days, though a voter verification process that ensures that each vote was in fact cast by an eligible voter. The ballots will be certified by the Secretary of State by July 13.

Gordon represented the  21st Assembly District, which encompassed Redwood City, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Portola Valley until Tuesday.

The Citizens Redistricting Commission unfurled maps on June 10, 2011 that created new boundaries for political districts in California, shifting the lines to account for the population growth that took place in the past 10 years.

You can see the boundaries for the new District 24 by clicking on Gordon’s picture twice. A map will appear.

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Gregory June 07, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Surprise. Surprise. He didn't have any real competition.


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