The frontrunner in the Merced County District 5 supervisor race, Scott Silveira, commanded 61.46 percent of Tuesday's votes, according to election results updated Friday. But the second-place candidate isn't conceding yet.
A write-in candidate for the 12th State Senate district has threatened to sue Merced County saying elections office bureaucracy kept him off the ballot, but the registrar says he failed to meet clear deadlines.
Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
Dairyman Scott Silveira said he's "confident" he has claimed the Merced County District 5 Supervisor race with more than 60 percent of the vote. He said he's "excited" about digging into the county's inner workings and figuring out how to "get out of the way" of Merced County business.
The race between county Superintendent Steve Tietjen and Merced River District Superintendent Richard Lopez seemed to be settled on Wednesday when Lopez took to Facebook and thanked his supporters while speaking about his campaign in the past tense.
Merced County's district attorney-elect said Wednesday she is "grateful" for the "decisive" victory at the polls on Election Day, and she looks forward to bringing "greater transparency" to the office.
In a stunning landslide, a political newcomer cruised to an easy win Tuesday night over longtime Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, an incumbent whose political strength had never before been challenged.
The Election Day polls will see incumbent District Attorney Larry Morse II take on his first opponent in challenger Kimberly Helms Lewis since taking office in 2006. The two camps have lobbed accusations in the past few months.
Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II and challenger Kimberly Helms Lewis were asked pointedly about law enforcement use of force, immigration and number of issues surrounding people of color.
The re-election team for Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II has called into question a "stunningly large" donation taken by his opponent that came from a company sued on behalf of Merced County and others in the Central California region.
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 second grade teacher who spent more than $6,000 on her campaign to be the Merced County superintendent of schools but was booted off the ballot a week ago is now throwing her support for another Hispanic candidate.