Final election results have pushed trailing Los Banos school board candidates ahead of their opponents, leading Raymond Martinez over Geneva Brett in the Area 7 seat race, and Anahi Rodriguez over longtime incumbent Dennis Areias for the Area 1 seat.
A Merced County Sheriff’s sergeant, Shelton’s campaign tallied 2,008 votes to the 2,002 garnered by John Bliss, a Buhach Colony High teacher. Shelton said he is out of the country traveling with family this week.
While thousands of mail and provisional ballots remain to be counted, it appears that a significantly higher number of people voted this week in Merced County than the last gubernatorial ballot, according to the registrar of voters office.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.