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Bonilla endorses Mitchoff in CoCo race

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 10:17 am in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics.

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Contra Costa County Supervisor Susan Bonilla has endorsed Pleasant Hill Mayor Karen Mitchoff as her replacement.

After one term on the board, Bonilla is leaving the job this year and running in the Democratic primary for Assembly District 11.

“Susan believes that  Karen’s experience with county government provides her with the necessary leadership  on our county’s issues,” said Bonilla’s chief of staff Luis Quinonez.

As the incumbent, Bonilla’s endorsement will carry some weight among the county powerbrokers.

The only other officially declared candidate for supervisor is elected Central Sanitary District board member Mike McGill. Concord Councilwoman Laura Hoffmeister has said she wants to run but has not yet filed a candidacy declaration statement. Concord Councilwoman Helen Allen has said she will not run for the county seat.

The filing period for the June election is Feb. 16-March 12.

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  • Mike F.

    This is no surprise, as this was done over a year ago. This is just building press up to the election. 1-year on the PH Council for Mitchoff and the power brokers are ready to elevate her. Of course she was already working among them, as a lackey to Sunne Wright McPeak. Hmmmm, I smell more donations to come from the telecom unions and interests.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Polls indicate low years of incumbancy is an advantage, as approval rates for incumbents is at an all-time low.