But I have to just put this out there because it is BLOWING MY MIND.
So current Supervisor Eric Mar won re-election in District 1, where I live. He got 11,495 votes. Second place was David Lee. He got 8,225 votes.
(My personal choice, fellow recycling theft opponent Sherman D'Silva, clocked in with a relatively anemic 1,608 votes. WE'LL GET 'EM NEXT TIME SLUGGER.)
So total spending on the David Lee campaign by David Lee and outside groups supporting him was around $800,000. EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, or about what a modest home in District 1 costs.
That means that David Lee spent about $97 per vote. And lost. WOW. Next time, try handing out crisp hunskies, David. Sure, you'll need to raise $1,149, 600, but that's not THAT much more.