For the first time since taking office in 2006, Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II faces a challenger. Kimberly Helms Lewis, a 47-year-old a veteran attorney and prosecutor, will run in the June 5 primary.
Dairyman and Los Banos City Councilmember Scott Silveira has pulled in more than $59,000 in cash and non-monetary contributions, according to records required by the Merced County Registrar of Voters Office.
A candidate for the Merced County Office of Education's superintendent seat is doubling down on her claims she qualifies for the race, and is calling for the election office to put her back on the ballot.
With a record number of registered voters, Merced County precincts saw steady flows of citizens casting their ballots Tuesday. Some stations ran out of ballots and other supplies, but officials reported no serious problems.