The shift on the city council may be the break that potential beneficiaries of new stadiums were hoping for.

The non-stadium supporter was elected out of office on Tuesday.

From the Mercury News:

Santa Clarans elected a trio of pro-stadium, long-time politicians to lead their city through fiscal challenges and the building of a future $937 million 49ers stadium.

Veteran City Councilman Jamie Matthews won the mayor’s seat with 64 percent of the vote, beating Chris Stampolis. Matthews, a code enforcement division manager for the city of San Jose, has spent 10 years on the council, and becoming mayor had been his lifelong dream.

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