By Bay City News Service – Menlo Park entrepreneur Josh Becker and Los Altos engineer Alex Glew will compete in a November runoff election to determine state Sen. Jerry Hill’s successor representing the Senate’s 13th District.
Glew, the race’s lone Republican, pulled in 21 percent of the primary’s vote, enough to lead a crowded field of mostly Democrats in the jungle primary. Becker, a Democrat, sat just 226 votes and one-tenth of a percentage point behind Glew as of Thursday, according to the California Secretary of State’s office.
A handful of other Democrats — including Redwood City Vice Mayor Shelly Masur, former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, Millbrae City Councilwoman Annie Oliva, and Burlingame City Councilwoman Michael Brownrigg — each garnered between 11 and 16 percent of the vote.
Becker has received endorsements from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Hill, who is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.
The district includes most of San Mateo County and a section of northern Santa Clara County. Hill has represented the district since 2012.