After what seemed like an endless, perpetual, brain-busting campaign, a winner appeared to have been chosen.
Residents of Monte Sereno, Los Gatos Patch would like to introduce to you to the candidate who will probably be your new mayor, Julie Wiltshire.
Yup, you heard right: incumbent Mayor Susan Garner seemed to have lost the election in a neck-to-neck race for the top seat, trailing by a rather small gap of 50 votes.
With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Wiltshire had earned 588 votes, or 34.85 percent, while Garner received 546 votes, or 32.37 percent. Also running was coming in second place of the three candidates with 553 votes, or 32.78 percent.
An ecstatic Wiltshire was at home with family celebrating, tracking the election when she received the golden news.
"I went door to door meeting with people. It was a great experience. I met a lot of nice people, a lot of them I hope to see again. I am really excited to serve Monte Sereno," Wiltshire said.
"I want to read up on all of the meetings held by the city in the last four years. I am also going to do some reading about the city's finances."
Wiltshire also said she wants to catch up with important city staff such as Howard Bell and Brian Loventhal, the property inspector and city manager, respectively.
Walter Huff, said: "I never ran a campaign before. It was a little intimidating. To be honest, I can’t tell you what I expected. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I do have experience here."
Even though he may not have clutched the top spot, he still had words of wisdom. "You can't just take one area that one person wants to change. You have to get out to really touch people."
Huff said he or one of his helpers also knocked on at least 90 percent of the doors in Monte Sereno, just like Wiltshire. "It's a small community, it's doable. I feel good, I put out a great effort."
He semi-jokingly added, ”If I do well, I want to go for the Senate seat. Watch out Pelosi!"
Garner was not available for comment on Tuesday.