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.