Bonakdar leads District 6 while Dyer, Karbassi secure second terms

At current standings, northeast Fresno voters will decide between Roger Bonakdar and Nick Richardson in November.

The race for Fresno City Council District 6 appears to be headed for a runoff in November. 

Meanwhile, Mayor Jerry Dyer will not have to campaign throughout the year as he was soundly re-elected on Tuesday. 


District 6: Attorney Roger Bonakdar led the race to represent northeast Fresno as of the latest count Tuesday night. 

  • Bonakdar is in first place at 35.82 percent. 
  • If current results stand, Nick Richardson would head to the runoff as well with 27.97 percent of the vote. 
  • But Molly Fagundes-Johnston is within five percent of Richardson, needing to make up close to 500 votes to place in second. 
  • Raj Sodhi-Layne is in last place at 12.98 percent. 

District 2: City Councilman Mike Karbassi will serve a second term at City Hall as he took home 73.81 percent of the vote by Tuesday night. 

  • His opponent, Matthew Gillian, had 25.85 percent. 

Mayoral race: Dyer is also headed for a second term at City Hall as he has 81.36 percent of the vote at the latest count. 

  • James Barr is in second at 12.66 percent, followed by Samntha Dussell at 5.55 percent. 
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