Voters living north of Yosemite Avenue and in Lathrop may have a new representative on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Tom Patti was leading as of 12:15 a.m. today with 11,746 votes or 52.65 percent of the votes in four of 103 precincts that had been counted as well as early absentee ballots. Moses Zapien, the appointed incumbent had 10,001 votes of 47.35 percent of the total.
The Third District also includes northwest Stockton as well as the Delta west of Stockton.
Bob Elliott was unchallenged to win a second term during the June primary to represent Manteca south of Yosemite Avenue as well as Tracy and the southwest portion of the county.
Incumbent First District Supervisor Miguel Villapudua was leading challenger Gustavo Medina 7.378 to 4,882 with 30 of 88 precincts counted. That reflects 60 percent of the vote being cast for the incumbent.
SSJD board seat race
South San Joaquin Irrigation District Division 4 board member Dale Kuil appeared to be fending off challenger Robert Geer with 2,118 — 79.46 percent of the votes that had been counted — to 536.
There are still tens of thousands of absentee ballots countywide that also are left to be verified and counted. It could take a week to two weeks to count them given the large number of voters to cast mail-in ballots.