San Marino voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, June 7 to elect a new member to Los Angeles County Supervisor for the 5th District and a new state senator for the 25th District.
Kathryn Barger, a San Marino resident and candidate for Supervisor, finished in first place from a field of eight candidates. She, along with many other San Marinans, voted at San Marino City Hall.
“I love San Marino. I’m proud to be from here,” she said in an interview with The Tribune. “It is a great community and it’s really taught me about what the expectations are as a voter. You want services and I’ve been blessed to live in a city that really has an incredible fire department, police department, municipal services, and city council.”
Barger, who currently serves as Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s Chief of Staff, received nearly 30 percent of the vote, with her nearest opponent, Darrell Park, receiving 15 percent.
According to California election law, if one candidate does not receive a majority of the vote, the top two candidates advance to a run-off election in November.
It is still unclear whether Barger, who received 77,131 votes, will face off against Park in the general election. State Senator Bob Huff, who maintained a hold on second place for most of the night, is only 417 votes behind Park.
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich vacated his seat due to term limits after 36 years of service. Collecting 39 percent of the vote, he received the largest share of votes in the race to replace outgoing State Senator Carol Liu of the 25th senate district.
In November, Antonovich, a Republican, will face off against Democrat Anthony Portantino, who received about 28 percent of the vote. The remaining 30 percent of votes were split between four Democratic candidates.