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Simitian easily prevails in three-way county race

Original post made on Jun 6, 2012

With nearly 58 percent of the vote, State Sen. Joe Simitian easily prevailed in the three-way race to represent northern Santa Clara County on the Board of Supervisors, avoiding a runoff in November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 11:00 PM

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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

Too bad.

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Posted by wow
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

yeah - too bad you couldn't have continued your excellent work in Sacto. Congrats Joe - look forward to your contributions to come closer to home.

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Posted by AR
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

I agree w/SVATOID and truly do not understand why we keep returning career politicians to elected positions. It doesn't take a very deep look to see that government is a mess at all levels and that this hole has been under construction for several years. They way I see it, incumbents have either directly contributed to the problem or been ineffective in stemming its growth. Either way, it's time for an overhaul.

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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

"yeah - too bad you couldn't have continued your excellent work in Sacto. "

The only reason that Joe has taken a step backwards is that he knew that he stood no chance of election to any higher office. And given that he felt that he was owed an elected office--here we are. I predict in 8 years he will be running for city council.
In the meantime he can spend his time being Nanny Joe--maybe he can work on bans for sugary drinks, fast food and other things that he feels are bad for us.

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

In the 12 years Joe spent in Sacramento, the budget deficits only have gotten worse, and he never stepped up to try and solve the problem. And he never represented his district on ABAG housing allocations or the High Speed Rail. Joe hasn't addressed all the compensation & spending issues at the UC system or the CSU system. And no word from Joe on governement pension reform. Joe has been too much in favor of special interests, and hasn't tackled any tough issues.

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Posted by Alphonso
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

His last piece of legislation will force all school districts to provide TK classes in addition to regular K classes. Yes, the schools will get the same amount of money per student but the costs will rise because the law requires more teachers and more class rooms. A big burden at a time of very tight budgets.

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