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Frazier increases Assessor lead

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Celia Gonzalez reaches to drop a ballot in an official drop box. Election results for several positions are still being tallied and will be reported when finalized and certified.


In the latest voting update from the primary election, Madera County Supervisor Brett Frazier increased his lead over Jorge Torres in the race for the county assessor seat.

At the time of the initial release of the voting results, Frazier was ahead by about 100 votes. After Friday’s update, his lead increased to 300 votes.

As of Wednesday’s update, Frazier increased his lead to about 1,600 votes and leads Torres 54-46 percent.

Meanwhile, Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue increased his lead over candidate Ruben Mendoza. Pogue had been carrying an 80-20 edge over Mendoza. Pogue’s lead increased a percentage point to 81-19 in Wednesday’s update.

Alaina Ybarra cut into Katherine Rigby’s lead for Superior Court Judge, Office 1, but it wasn’t significant.

Rigby led by about 70-30 percent for the first two updates in voting. In Wednesday’s update, Rigby lost a percentage point and leads 69-31.

The race for Madera County Supervisor, District 1 got a lot tighter after the latest update. Michele Stephens still remains in third place, but is about 130 votes short of Andy Wheeler and Jordan Wamhoff. Also, in Wednesday’s update, Wamhoff took his first lead in the supervisor’s race by three votes over Wheeler. The top two vote getters will compete in November for election.

Mark Reed closed in on Bobby Macaulay for the District 5 race, but neither got closer to the 50 percent needed to avoid a run-off. Macaulay leads by about 200 votes with 45 percent of the vote. Reed has 43 percent of the vote.

Incumbent District 2 Supervisor David Rogers looks at getting re-elected after the latest results. He increased his lead over his contenders and may avoid a run-off. He currently has 53 percent of the vote, an increase from 51 percent, after the first results were released last week.

Results are still unofficial and results will be posted at on Wednesday and Friday until the results of the election are certified.


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