Fresno County judge: Gamoian, Hill head to runoff

The Fresno BeeJune 4, 2014 

In the only Fresno Superior Court judges race of the primary election, Fresno County deputy district attorney Lisa Gamoian and Rachel Hill, a former deputy district attorney, are headed to a November runoff after the first count of all ballots was finished early Wednesday morning.

The race is to replace retiring Judge Robert Oliver,

Gamoian led with 34.5%. Hill got 29.0%.

The three remaining candidates for judge -- Steven Smith, Charles Magill and Jarrett Cline -- trailed with each getting less than 20% of the votes.

Gamoian said Tuesday night that her campaign will continue to focus on public safety in the coming months. Hill did not return phone messages Tuesday night requesting comment.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6412, or @hannahfurfaro on Twitter.

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