Post-campaign notes: Ransom thanks supporters

Tracy Planning Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom posted a message to her Facebook followers, thanking supporters in her run for the District 5 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott is all but assured the seat in the latest vote count.

Ransom’s post reads, in part:

As the election nears a close, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who supported me. Words cannot begin to express my gratitude. Earlier this year, when we began the campaign, I had no idea what a blessing my journey towards the goal of becoming San Joaquin County Supervisor would be. The many supporters, volunteers, contributors, friends, and voters (over 17,000 and growing) that I have gained along the way have encouraged and inspired me every step of the way. I appreciate all of your hard work, your generosity, and your many sacrifices.

After the initial count, Ransom was holding out before the provisional ballot and later-mailed ballots were counted before calling the race over. In the Facebook post, she notes the “odds are low” that she will make up the gap.

But Ransom did gain ground in the past few weeks. Elliott had a lead of more than 6 percentage points, grabbing 53 percent of the vote’s counted after Election Day to Ransom’s 46.7 percent. The last update on the Registrar of Voter’s website has the gap down to more than 4 percentage points, with Elliot getting 52 percent of the vote and Ransom getting 47.7 percent.

This entry was posted in District 5, Elections. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Blog Author

    Zachary Johnson

    Zachary Johnson has been with The Record since 2005, when he began as an intern fresh out of grad school. He stayed on at the paper and covered education for the next two years. Now he covers, among other things, San Joaquin County Government and ... Read Full
  • Categories

  • Archives