The San Luis Obispo county clerk’s office counted about 10,000 ballots Friday. They still have about 26,000 ballots to count in the primary election.
In the supervisors district two race, incumbent Bruce Gibson lost his lead. He led by over 500 votes. That’s gone. He needs 50% plus one to be elected in the primary. His lead dropped dramatically in Friday’s count. He now has 50%, but not that one other vote he needs to win the primary.
A political analyst who advised KPRL says his lead will drop into the low 40s by the time they’re done counting the ballots.
More ballots will be counted Wednesday, but it looks likely that the district two supervisors race will be a two candidate affair in the general election.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bruce Jones widens his lead over Geof Auslen, although that is still too close to call. Jones leads with 18%. Geof Auslen has 17%. Jones leads by only 155 votes in that race for second in the supervisors race.