Madera County election results were too incomplete to call Tuesday evening as precinct results continued to be counted, but early vote-by-mail results suggest political strength in familiarity.
Ten out of 77 precincts reported results by 9:30 p.m. with 54,017 voters registered to vote in the county.
Mayor Robert L. Poythress, vice president of Citizen’s Business Bank, took at 23 point lead against businessman and incumbent Rick Farinelli in the somewhat muddy race to be Madera County supervisor of District 3. About 20 percent of the county’s population lives in the district, which covers the northwest part of the city of Madera and some nearby rural areas.
U.S. Rep. Jim Costa, D, and farmer Johnny Tacherra, R, seemed to have pushed County Supervisor David Rodgers out of the race for Congressional District 16, which will continue in November’s runoff election. This is the third time Tacherra has won the right to face incumbent Costa.
Cece Foley Gallegos held two-to-one vote advantage over rival Bobby Sheikh...