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After primary loss, Hahn considers November (sort of)

Cary J. Hahn, sounding a little doubtful on the telephone Wednesday, said he would not officially comment on whether he’d run as an independent in November against Lu Barron, who defeated him in the supervisor District 1 Democratic primary Tuesday.

Barron won by a count of 805 to 715, a closer-than-expected race that had her a little rattled for part of the night as the results came in on a big screen at the auditor’s office, 930 First St. SW.

Hahn said he stayed up late contemplating his loss by 90 votes. He did not campaign much and accepted no donations in the race against Barron, who’s served on the Board of Supervisors since 1997.

Hahn would not rule out a run as an independent, but again, sounded reluctant. He and his wife leave town Saturday for 10 days, and he says he’ll have some sort of official statement in mid-June.

Barron said Hahn sent her a “very nice” e-mail, in which he “indicated…that he didn’t have the desire to run again.”

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4 Responses

  1. Concerned Citizen says:

    I love the fact that Mr. Hahn sent an email. It is the warm and personal touches that make all the difference.

  2. Doug says:

    I love the fact that you used a message board to make your comment. It is the warm and personal touches that make all the difference. Welcome to the 21st Century.

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    Doug, I agree.

  4. SJ says:

    I strongly urge Mr Hahn to run as an Independent.

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