Ellen Pirie's exit as 2nd District County Supervisor has welcomed the beginning of Zach Friend's tenure in the same role.
Friend, who has served as the spokesman for the Santa Cruz Police Department for well over half a decade, is a Capitola resident who will now serve on the board as the representative of the district that covers half of Capitola, all of Aptos and part of Watsonville.
In Tuesday's election, he needed at least 50 percent of the total vote to avoid a two-man run-off in November. By a seven percent margin, he escaped just that. His 57.17 percent of the vote .
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