Madera · Politics

Madera Co. preps for Fall showdowns to fill Supervisor vacancies

With two longtime Madera County Supervisors departing at the end of 2022, it appears the contests to replace them will head to a November runoff. 

In the southeastern Madera County-based District 1, Golden Valley Trustee Andy Wheeler and police officer Jordan Wamhoff were the top vote-getters Tuesday with 37.23 percent and 34.66 percent, respectively. 

Realtor Michelle Stephens gathered 28.12 percent of the vote and sees her campaign come to a close. 

In District 5, Bobby Macaulay – the chief of staff for outgoing Supervisor Tom Wheeler – narrowly missed out on an outright victory Tuesday as he came away with 47.26 percent of the vote. 

Macaulay will face businessman Mark Reed in November, who placed second with a 40.34 percent share. 

Rancher Beau Campbell placed last with 12.4 percent of the vote. 

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.