Visalia Republican Devon Mathis appears headed to face Democrat Ruben Macareno in a November runoff election for the state Assembly District 26 race, according to the latest results of the June primary from the California Secretary of State’s Office.
As reported Friday, Macareno now leads the other Republican in the race, Rudy Mendoza, by 1,007 votes.
Also indicated by the latest results in key races that remain close:
- Clinical psychologist and former Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld, who had 49.43 percent of the vote as of 3 p.m. Friday, will run against Jeremy Pearce in November for the City Council seat for District 6. Pearce, an entertainer, has 25.21 percent of the vote.
- Fresno County Supervisor Henry R. Perea gained ground against his nearest competitor in the Fresno mayoral race, rising to 44.02 percent from 43.96 percent on Wednesday. His closest opponent, businessman and City Councilman Lee Brand, fell to 31.54 percent from 31.60 percent. The two will meet up in November.
- In congressional District 21, Democrat Emilio Jesus Huerta leads his opponent Democrat Daniel Parra by 801 votes, up from 797 on Wednesday. Huerta and Parra are locked in close race for a chance to run against incumbent Republican David Valadao, who has 55.6 percent of the vote.
- Measure K in Kings County, which would increase sales tax to fund additional emergency responders, is just barely failing to pass with 66.29 percent of vote and all precincts responding. It needs 66.667 percent to pass. There may be provisional ballots left to count.