Danville Mayor Candace Andersen took an early lead in the election for Contra Costa County Supervisor Tuesday evening.
With absentee ballots and 16 of 140 precincts reporting, Andersen had gathered 17,358 votes, about 61 percent of the total.
Contra Costa Community College District trustee Tomi Van de Brooke had 7,623 votes, about 27 percent.
Solar energy professor Sean White was third with 3,256 votes, about 11 percent.
If no candidate gets more than 50 percent, a runoff between the two finishers will be held in November.
If one candidates receives more than 50 percent, they will become the new supervisor in District 2.
The winner will replace the late Supervisor Gayle Uilkema, who died last month. She had already announced she wouldn't seek re-election after 16 years on the board.
The newly reconfigured supervisor district includes Lamorinda, the San Ramon Valley and parts of Walnut Creek.
District 2 SupervisorTotal Votes Percentage Candace Andersen
17,358 61.37 Tomi Van de Brooke
7,623 26.95 Sean White
3,256 11.51 Unofficial results from the Contra Costa web site