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Coss win
From incumbent Mayor David Coss' fundraiser for "younger" constituents at Corazón in the lead up to the March 2 election.

Incumbents Win

As largely predicted in polling leading up to the elections.

March 2, 2010, 12:00 am

Unofficial city results have Coss winning with 58 percent of the vote, District 2 City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger trouncing challenger Stefanie Beninato, and District 1 Councilor Chris Calvert holding onto his seat with ease with 57 perent of the vote compared with Russe

ll Simon’s 28. 6 and Doug Nava 13.6.

Down at the Conven

tion Center, Mayor Coss took the stage at about 8:30, after an introduction by Lt. Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish. Coss gave a brief but encompassing speech to the room, noting his gratitude and humility. Following his speech, Coss told SFR that the campaign had been “energizing, but I still need a vacation.” His win, he then said, “is a confirmation that the city is united, the city is progressive and that it recognizes hard work.”

Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger, who was under attack for most of the campaign from her challenger, told SFR her third election had been her hardest, in large part because of the “nature of the public debate,” noting that her previous challengers had been more civil (Wurzburger’s last challenger, Marilyn Bane, worked on her campaign). Wurzburger said she would have liked to have won by 95 percent, “but I’m grateful to get what I got

Here’s the lowdown from District 1 incumbent Chris Calvert’s victory party, along with the lowdown from Simon and Kepler.

Mayor Coss' victory speech:

 

Former City Manager Asenath Kepler's concession speech:

 

 

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