SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan issued the following statement in response to the impressive June 7th Primary Election results update by the San Mateo County Clerk’s Office:
“Since Election Night, one thing has remained clear, the voters of this District have spoken and spoken loudly. As a daughter of the District, I am honored to have a two-to-one lead. Our message of authentic leadership resonated with the voters. This victory is for them and our entire community who expect their voices to be heard.”
• On Friday, the San Mateo County Clerk’s office announced Papan maintained her strong lead, receiving 38,304 or 42% of the total vote, which is more than her two closest competitors combined.
• Papan leads in all cities, with most leads being double-digits over the current second place finisher. While the vote totals of the race have shifted between parties, Papan has maintained her better than two-to-one advantage against any competitor.
“Now we move onto the General Election. I intend to use my position as the undisputed front runner to make this campaign about the truth and how now, more than ever, we need proven, tested leadership to work to find real solutions to the most pressing issues of our generation. We need leaders who are committed to addressing climate change, neighborhood safety and wildfire prevention, access to quality healthcare services, a path to affordable home ownership, and ensuring that every Californian has access to the most amazing public schools and college opportunities in the nation.”
Deputy Mayor Papan was first elected to the San Mateo City Council in 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2020, when she was the top vote-getter in the county.
The newly redrawn 21st Assembly District is replacing the 22nd Assembly District, an open seat being vacated by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. The new District includes the communities of Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco.
ABOUT DIANE: Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and is a long-time civic leader, currently serving as San Mateo City Councilmember. A graduate of UCLA, Papan received her law degree from Hastings Law School. She is also a Director of John’s Closet, a Peninsula nonprofit that has provided new clothes, scholarships, and essential items to over 15,000 school age children and young adults. Diane and her husband Dan are proud parents of daughter Alexa.