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June 5, 2020

Rossi holds big lead over Borgioli for county school board seat

In a contentious battle between two Morgan Hill residents, Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Claudia Rossi held a more than 9,000-vote lead over first-time challenger Gino Borgioli for the Trustee Area 7 seat as of Nov.13, according to  unofficial results...

SCC voters help pass Gavilan’s $248M bond

Although ballots are still being counted by election officials, updated results for the Nov. 6 election have the likely passage of Gavilan College’s $248 million Measure X bond as well as the election of three new members to the school’s governing body.

In upset, Marques claims 2-year seat

In the major upset of Election Day in Gilroy on Nov. 6, incumbent Dan Harney lost to slow-growth advocate Carol Marques for the open two-year seat. Harney and Marques had engaged in a contentious campaign. Harney raised more money,...

Gavilan’s $248M bond passes by slim margin

The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57 percent of voters in Santa...

Incumbent Smith holds onto sheriff post

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith won a sixth consecutive term in office after defeating challenger John Hirokawa in the Nov. 6 election. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Smith obtained 147,319 ballots, compared to 113,655 votes for...

Candidates have no time limit to remove signs

Gilroy residents could be seeing campaign signs lingering across the city well past the Nov. 6 election. The City of Gilroy Email Express this week included a reminder to residents and candidates about recent amendments to campaign rules that...

County in critical need of election officers

With only a few weeks until Election Day Nov. 6, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is facing a critical shortage of volunteers to serve at the 849 polling places throughout the county, according to an Oct. 15 announcement.

County creates guide for children’s issues

With nearly 438,000 children living in Santa Clara County, it is important elected officials and voters understand how funding and policy decisions impact children’s lives, according to an Oct. 11 announcement from the County Office of Education. In partnership...

A Q&A with Gavilan College board candidates

The Dispatch sent three questions to all of the local candidates for the Gavilan College Board of Trustees in contested races for the Nov. 6 election. Answers were limited to 50 words each question. Here’s what they had to...

Rossi takes aim at Borgioli at candidate forum

In an otherwise cordial candidate forum, hosted Oct. 8 at Ann Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County Board Incumbent Claudia Rossi went on the offensive—questioning the character and judgment of Gino Borgioli, her lone opponent in the District 7...