Mashburn leads race, but Isom inches closer
The tight race for the Solano County Board of Supervisors’ 5th District keeps getting tighter.
Vacaville City Councilman Mitch Mashburn has maintained ahead in the overall vote count since Tuesday but as outstanding ballots have been counted, Fairfield-Suisun school board Trustee David Isom has continually chipped away at his lead.
As of Friday afternoon Mashburn led by 255 votes, a decrease from
the 295 votes he led by as of Thursday’s vote count. Mashburn currently has 50 percent of the vote to Isom’s 49 percent.
Currently, Mashburn leads in the vote-by-mail count 52 to 48 percent, but Isom led the Election Day vote count 53 to 46 percent, with all precincts reporting.
Thus far, 25,503 ballots had been processed as of Friday. Additionally, provisional ballots began being counted Friday, with Isom leading with 57 percent of the 131 ballots that were counted. According to the Solano County Registrar of Voters, 563 provisional ballots remain to be counted in District 5.
Both Mashburn and Isom are running to fill a seat being vacated by incumbent Supervisor Skip Thomson, who announced last summer that he would not seek re-election. The district consists of Rio Vista, a portion of the eastern part of Vacaville including the Elmira area, a portion of the eastern section of Suisun City and the northern part of Fairfield. The winner will be sworn in during the Board of Supervisors’ first meeting in January.
The other county supervisor races boded well for the incumbents. In District 1, which includes much of Vallejo, Erin Hannigan defeated Vallejo City Councilman Robert McConnell with 60 percent of the vote to his to 39 percent.
In the second district — which includes all of Benicia and portions of Vallejo and Fairfield — Monica Brown led the pack at 50.97 percent, ahead of challengers businesswomen Rochelle Sherlock and K. Patrice Williams, who have garnered 25.12 and 23.91 percent of the vote respectively. If Brown gets 51 percent of the vote, she can avoid a runoff in November.
The next round of results will be posted by the country registrar Monday afternoon. The Reporter will continue to provide updates as results come in. For full results, go to solanocounty.com/depts/rov/default.asp and click on “Election Results.”
Hugging his nine-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, Mitch Mashburn talks with friends and supporters as he waits for results from his race for District 5.