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Svanda comes out ahead in assessor run

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webmaster | 06/04/14

Gary Svanda will swap his city hat for a county cap, once the numbers are verified, after results late Tuesday showed his victory in the race for Madera County Assessor.

A Madera City Councilman, Svanda said he was excited to move up to the county level after receiving 56.4 percent of the vote over Bass Lake Realtor Scott Runtzel.

“It’s been a long and difficult journey but I’m extremely honored and proud … I’m humbled by all of this. This is the first attempt I’ve made in a county-wide election and it is quite the undertaking.”

Runtzel said early Tuesday he couldn’t return phone calls in the late evening out of work concerns...


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