Incumbent Brandt Grotte and newcomers David Lim and Robert Ross have won San Mateo’s City Council election.
There were five candidates battling for the three open seats on the five-person council.
Grotte has held his seat since 2005. Incumbent Frederick Arn Hansson — who was appointed by the other members in January after former councilwoman Carole Groom was appointed to the Board of Supervisors — did not retain his seat.
It was guaranteed that at least one newcomer would join the council since Councilwoman Jan Epstein was termed out of office.
Lim is a deputy district attorney; Ross is a retired police lieutenant. Challenger Bertha Hall Sanchez, a nurse, did not garner enough votes to win.