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Hoffmeister bows out of CoCo supes race

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 12:26 pm in 2010 election, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics.

Mitchoff

Mitchoff

Hoffmeister

Hoffmeister

Concord Councilwoman Laura Hoffmeister will not run for Contra Costa County supervisor and will instead endorse candidate and Pleasant Hill Mayor Karen Mitchoff.

Hoffmeister is expected to make the official announcement tonight at a Mitchoff fund-raiser.

Mitchoff hopes to succeed incumbent Supervisor Susan Bonilla of Concord, who is leaving after one term and running for state Assembly in District 11.

The longtime Concord councilwoman’s departure is a major boost to Mitchoff’s chances. Hoffmeister is a popular, well-known official from the largest town in the supervisor district.

Hoffmeister and Mitchoff met for about an hour Wednesday night to talk about city-to-city issues and the Concord official informed her colleague about her intent to stay out of the supervisor contest.

Reached by phone, Mitchoff said it was Hoffmeister’s prerogative to make an her own announcement and she would wait for her fellow councilmember to speak publicly on the issue.

I put in a call to Hoffmeister but have not yet heard back from her.

McGill

McGill

The other declared candidate is Central Sanitary District board member Mike McGill.

The candidate nomination filing period closes March 17. (The period remains open an extra five days beyond the March 12 deadline because the incumbent is not seeking re-election.)

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