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It’s Looking Like: Soria vs. Pazin;  Gray vs. Duarte

Fresno Democrat Esmeralda Soria took an early lead Tuesday night in the election to fill the open 27th State Assembly District seat, and she appears to be heading toward a run off in November with Merced County’s own Mark Pazin. Soria, a Fresno City Council member, is in the lead of the four-candidate race as of Wednesday morning with 42 percent…

Lewis keeps her focus on service to community

Kimberly Helms Lewis became the first woman to serve as the Merced County District Attorney after a stunning, landslide victory over a three-term incumbent in the 2018 election. It was a decisive win in her first-ever campaign for an elected position. This year, Lewis is up for re-election in the June 7 primary. A lot has happened since…

May aims to continue in role as Merced County Assessor

Matt May has a job where every day he loves coming to work. He's the Merced County assessor, recorder and county clerk, succeeding Barbara Levey in the elected position a year ago in January. May, 54, was appointed by Merced County supervisors. He handles a wide variety of duties, including monitoring the county's assessed valuation of just…

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