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Conway leads a special election to replace Nunes

To cap off a successful political career, former Assemblywoman Connie Conway looks set to easily advance to the June 7 primary and finish former Congressman Devin Nunes’ term.

As of 11 p.m., the Fresno and Tulare County Registrar of Electors has Conway comfortably in the lead with candidate Lourin Hubbard, Democrat of Fresno, a distant second.

The top two voters will advance to the June 7 primary.

Nunes resigned on January 3rd. A special election has been called for April 5 to complete Nunes’ term which will end on January 3, 2023.

At 11:00 p.m., the Tulare County Registrar of Electors reported Conway leading the pack with 47 percent of the vote and Hubbard in second with 14.7 percent.

Michael Maher, Republican of Visalia, received 5.26% of the vote, Matt Stoll, Republican of Visalia, 14.77%, Eric Garcia, Democrat of Clovis, 16% and Elizabeth Heng, Republican of Fresno, 2.3%.

The most recent report from the Fresno Registrar of Electors was at 9:00 p.m. and had Conway in the lead with 27.35% with Hubbard in second with 22.84%

Stoll was at 15.28%, Garcia at 14.54%, Maher at 11.02% and Heng at 8.98%

Nunes’ congressional seat was split in the redistricting and merged into three new districts, Congressional Districts 20, 21, and 22.

Fortunately, neither of the two favorites, Conway or Hubbard, filed for candidacy in any of the newly drawn districts, making it unlikely that the same name will appear twice in different districts in the June 7 primary ballot. .

Stoll, Maher and Garcia filed against Congressman Jim Costa for the 21st district and will be on the June 7 primary despite tonight’s results. Heng announced his intention to run for the new 13and Congressional District v Phil Arballo, Adam Gray and two others relatively unknown but never completed the filing process.

CD13 is a free seat.

Conway wanted to express her gratitude as she always does for her supporters and said she was ready to do the necessary work for her constituents.

“I want everyone to know that they will have access to the federal agencies they need until the former Nunes’ term is up. I will finish the job.