1st District Supervisor Andrew Do is far ahead of his opponents in the first round of voters being reported:
Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez is in second – which isn’t surprising because she is A) the only Democrat on the ballot and B) a member of the council of the district’s largest city.
Garden Grove Councilman Phat Bui is 20-points behind Do for a third place finish. Bui spent more than $230,000 of his own money to win the opportunity to not pass Go. If his goal was to hold Do below the 50%-plus-1 threshold necessary to win the race outright tonight, he succeeded. Most people could think of better uses of $230,000 of their own money.