Clovis has three open seats on the City Council, but only one competitive race. Two council candidates are running unopposed for four-year seats. The two-year seat was vacated when Harry Armstrong retired last fall.
Margaret Medellin says she and her son Andy are the first mother and son to become mayor of the same city in California history. Dec. 7 in Madera, California, mother officiated over the swearing-in of her son.
In a season of election surprises, yet another emerged in Tulare as challenger Greg Nunley came from behind to defeat three-term incumbent Craig Vejvoda in the race for Tulare City Council District 5. Meanwhile, in Fresno County a school board race was decided by only three votes.
Several close races throughout Fresno County appear to have been decided Wednesday as the final 1,000 votes were tallied. One race for a Parlier Unified School District Board of Trustees seat appears to have ended in a tie.
Tim Orman, who was Lee Brand’s political consultant, will serve as his chief of staff, and H. Spees, who finished third behind Henry R. Perea and Brand in the June primary, will be director of strategic initiatives.
Updated vote totals released Saturday by the Fresno County Elections Office show races involving local tax and bond measures are still tight, with measures in Kerman and Parlier continuing to come up short of the two-thirds voter approval needed for passage.
Undocumented immigrants and recipients of DACA living in the Fresno, California, area talk about their fears under a Donald Trump presidency. The president-elect has said he would repeal programs that currently protect them from deportation.
Henry R. Perea seemed to have every advantage headed into the Tuesday showdown with Brand to be the next mayor of Fresno, California. But it’s Brand who is on top and likely to replace termed-out Ashley Swearengin in January 2017.