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LGBTQ Commissioner Chris Sturken wins Redwood City district 2 council race

Sturken, who trailed opponent Margaret Becker on Election Night, has since claimed 40.8% of the vote
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District 2 Candidate Chris Sturken

Chris Sturken has been elected to the Redwood City Council, the end of a nail-biting campaign for district 2.

"I’m elated! I feel like I can finally stop holding my breath," Sturken said. "I’m so grateful to everyone who supported my campaign and voted for me.  I’m excited to get to work and I look forward to serving every neighborhood in my district and all of Redwood City."

Sturken, who trailed opponent Margaret Becker on Election Night, has since claimed 40.8% of the vote, a two-point (51-vote) lead over Becker. All votes have been counted, and only challenged ballots remain to be reviewed, according to the county elections office.

Becker said that “the process of waiting for the votes to trickle in has been very difficult.”

She said she didn’t expect the trend in Sturken’s favor to reverse, adding that she was proud of her work in the city and running a grassroots campaign.

“The fact that the election has been so close shows me that a lot of people value all the behind the scenes work I’ve done for Redwood City for many years taking initiative and creating successful policies for homelessness, affordable housing and renter protections,” she said. 




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Leah Worthington

About the Author: Leah Worthington

Leah, a Menlo Park native, joined the Redwood City Pulse in 2021. She covers everything from education and climate to housing and city government. Previously she worked as the online editor for California magazine in Berkeley and co-hosts a podcast.
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