Fresno · Politics

Will recount reverse Selma City Council’s shakeup?

At 6 p.m. Monday night, the City of Selma is expected to inaugurate a new Mayor and City Council member.

Scott Robertson, a staple on the Selma City Council, is set to take over after defeating incumbent Mayor Louis Franco.

Meanwhile, Blanca Mendoza-Navarro edged out longtime Selma City Councilman Jim Avalos for his seat on the City Council.

There’s a slight wrinkle in the festivities: the contest between Mendoza-Navarro and Avalos is heading to a recount, set to take place Tuesday morning.

How does that affect Mendoza-Navarro’s oath on Monday night? Your guess is as good as ours.

Messages for Fresno County Elections officers and the Selma City Clerk were not returned prior to publication.

This story will be updated.

Alex Tavlian
Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at alex.tavlian@sjvsun.com.