San Mateo County residents have elected their first-ever Latina to the Board of Supervisors.
Noelia Corzo, a San Mateo-Foster City School Board Trustee, declared victory after holding a 2.3 percentage point lead over her opponent, Belmont Council member Charles Stone. Stone conceded via email.
Corzo will replace three-term Supervisor Carole Groom to represent District 2, which includes Foster City, San Mateo and most of Belmont.
“You made your voice heard, and I will repeat what we’ve been saying all along ー representation matters. It is at the heart of our democracy, and it’s a promise we’ve struggled to live up to," Supervisor-Elect Corzo said in a press release. "We have always had the strength, experience, and vision that our county needs right here within our own community. Working together, we will make San Mateo County a better home for us all.”
Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale, who was one of many local officials to endorse Corzo, took to Twitter to congratulate her on a "phenomenal grassroots campaign."
Corzo's campaign focused on addressing inflation, housing, public safety, healthcare and education. She will be the only woman on the board.
Corzo is a native of San Mateo, where she lives with her son, Mikey. She has worked with foster youth, as a community housing and immigrants rights organizer and currently is a social worker for children and adults with developmental disabilities.