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L.A. attorney candidate Kevin Sherry claims victory in state supervisor’s race
An election that was supposed to be a slam-dunk for the incumbent in San Bernardino’s city attorney race ended up shaping up differently.
L.A. attorney opponent Kevin Sherry won by less than 1,000 votes over challenger Michelle Huerta. Sherry received 36,726 while Huerta took 34,866 votes that was only slightly above 2,000 less than Sherry.
Sherry’s win is part of a much bigger pattern that took place in California. Sherry was the front-runner to win the District 1 city attorney race in San Bernardino but lost to opponent Michelle Huerta. San Bernardino was one of 28 cities where the incumbent city attorney was voted out of office in the final week of June.
State records show Huerta received 31,250 votes to Sherry’s 33,700.
In the race for San Bernardino County Supervisor John Moorlach, the incumbent was voted out of the race by only 2,076 votes.
State records show Moorlach received 3,930 votes while challenger Jim Dabney, who also is a San Bernardino County supervisor, took 3,875 votes. Moorlach’s margin of victory was about 9 percent of votes cast. The margin in San Bernardino was more than 10 percent.
This is not the first time that a San Bernardino city attorney has lost elections for city attorney in the last two years. San Bernardino attorney Mark Geragos defeated former city attorney Craig Shaw in 2012.
Huerta made the unusual decision to run for city attorney after the city attorney position has an open seat.
State records show Huerta received 31,250 votes to Sherry’s 33,700. The margin in San Bernardino was more than 10 percent. Moorlach’s margin of victory was about 9 percent.
San Bernardino city attorney Mark Geragos said he is considering running for the state attorney