Politics

Wamhoff captures Madera Supervisor seat in landslide. Foothills seat too close to call.

Madera County voters are closer to knowing who will fill the pair of open seats on the Board of Supervisors this winter.

Jordan Wamhoff appears to be running away with the District 1 race, leading Andy Wheeler by a 57.59-41.67 percent margin.

The large percentage lead, however, doesn’t quite translate to a considerable amount of raw votes.

The Madera Ranchos-anchored district have had only 4,053 ballots counted, amounting to roughly 25 percent turnout thus far.

Wamhoff, a Fresno police officer, holds a 600 vote lead over Wheeler, who is a Golden Valley Unified School District trustee. 

Over in District 5, Bobby Macaulay is building on his primary performance, where he almost won the race outright.

Macaulay boasts a 53.85-45.7 percent lead over Mark Reed, with Election Day ballots breaking heavily for Reed.

With over 8,300 votes counted so far, that comes in at a 600 vote lead for Macaulay.

Macaulay is the chief of staff of retiring supervisor Tom Wheeler. 

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.