John Duarte takes slim lead over Adam Gray in House race, latest Valley ballot counts show

Madera County's first election update in six days offered another tilt in a see-saw battle for 13th Congressional District in central California – ...

November 18, 2022
3:06 PM

Madera County's first election update in six days offered another tilt in a see-saw battle for 13th Congressional District in central California – a race in which neither candidate has held a lead of even one percentage point since Election Night on Nov. 8. Republican contender John Duarte, a farmer and businessman from Hughson, regained a slim advantage Wednesday night over longtime Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, with the latest returns. Duarte now has 60,084 votes from across Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, to take a 963-vote lead over Gray, who has garnered 59,121.

Tim Sheehan