Mash­burn leads race, but Isom inches closer

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - FRONT PAGE - By Nick Ses­tanovich ns­es­[email protected]­

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 solanocoun­­fault.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.

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