Supporters, including District 2 winner Christine Boles, rally around Paul Chervatin, left, on election night.

Assuming the results hold, it appears incumbent Sue Beckmeyer and first-time candidate Christine Boles have earned seats on the Pacifica City Council. The Nov. 8 general election also brought more money to City Hall in the form of a sales tax increase, but little clarity to the debate over fireworks sales as Measure Q failed but just barely.

The good news? The election was orderly. We had none of the nonsense election officials experienced in battleground states across the nation. However, voters were fairly disengaged. San Mateo County reported Friday that 149,225 ballots had been counted from a pool of 432,707 registered voters. That means just over a third of potential voters have been noted so far.

District 2 candidate Robby Bancroft

District 2 candidate Robby Bancroft speaks to supporters on Nov. 8 at Pedro Point Brewing Co. as results came in.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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