Outspent 10-1, Insurgent Sacramento County Supervisor Candidates Vow to Continue Fight to Represent the '99%,' Not Special Interests
SACRAMENTO – A high school civics teacher and a civil rights attorney – outspent by about 10-1 by special interest-backed incumbents – said Wednesday they will continue their struggle to represent the people of Sacramento County, and not special interests, after coming up short in their bid to win a seat on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. No incumbent supervisor has lost in 42 years.
Gary Blenner, a civics teacher at Rio American High School, garnered about 6,500 votes, or nearly 24 percent, narrowly missing a runoff with incumbent Roberta MacGlashan and Julie Sams, both Republicans in a heavily GOP 4th District. But his support made it possible for Sams to force MacGlashan into a November runoff.