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Farinelli is victor in tight race for Dist. 3 supervisor

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Businessman Rick Farinelli has been declared the winner in the District 3 race for Madera County supervisor.

Madera City Council Member Gary Svanda had held an eight-vote lead on Nov. 6 in unofficial and incomplete returns, but that lead evaporated after all ballots were counted and certified.

Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez reported the results Wednesday afternoon after she and her staff had spent 11 days checking provisional ballots and counting absentee ballots.

The count showed Farinelli with 3,551 votes against Svanda’s 3,490...


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