SAN JOSE (KCBS) – With all precincts reporting, Xavier Campos held the lead Wednesday in the race for the District 5 council seat, ahead of opponent Magdalena Carrasco by only 226 votes.
Roughly 100,000 ballots had not been tallied as of Wednesday morning, giving ample room for Carrasco’s election night optimism.
“I think we have a great shot of winning,” she said. “It’s going to be a waiting game at this point, but we’re excited.
City elections officials expect to have the uncounted ballots processed by Friday.
Campos has the support of unions whose volunteers gave him a crucial edge, said labor leader Cindy Chavez.
“We had over 4,500 volunteer shifts in our area and we had a lot of people walking for Xavier and rooting for him,” she said.
KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:
In District 7 Councilmember Madison Nguyen leads her challenger Minh Duong 53 percent to 47 percent. In District 9 Donald Rocha defeated Larry Pegram by almost two thirds.
In the Santa Clara County supervisor’s race, Mike Wasserman was the victor over former San Jose City Councilman Forrest Williams, 57-to-42 percent.
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