Merced County voters know who will be representing them in Districts 2 and 4 for the next four years, but the race in District 1 is still too close to call.
Tuesday's results showed incumbent Supervisor John Pedrozo leading the four-person race with 49.2 percent of the vote. He's trailed by Jim Pacheco at 31.3 percent, Peggi Gioletti at 12.4 percent and Daniel Varela Sr. at 6.9 percent.
There are still some absentee ballots to be counted, and they should be added to the vote totals Friday morning, according to the Merced County Registrar of Voters office.
If Pedrozo gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he'll automatically win back his seat on the board. If he stays under 50 percent, the race will be decided during a November runoff between the two highest vote-getters.
The District 2 race was settled Tuesday night with incumbent Supervisor Hub Walsh getting 61.2 percent of the vote, while his challenger, Casey Steed, garnered 38.3 percent of the vote.
In District 4, incumbent Supervisor Deidre Kelsey ran unopposed, retaining her seat as well.
-- Mike North
Galgiani, Berryhill in runoff for Senate seat
Democrat Cathleen Galgiani and Republican Bill Berryhill will face off in November for the 5th Senate District seat.
The candidates, both members of the state Assembly, outpaced Republican Leroy Ornellas, a member of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Galgiani came out on top with 38,547 votes, or 41.3 percent, with all the precincts reporting.
Berryhill had 33,504 votes, or 35.9 percent. Ornellas had 21,190 votes, or 22.7 percent.
"I'm pleased with the race that we've run, and I'm looking forward to a spirited debate in November," Galgiani said.
The district includes all of San Joaquin County; most of Modesto and the Salida, Riverbank and Empire areas; and a small piece of Sacramento County.
-- The Modesto Bee