Special election for Fresno City Council seat has apparent winner

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FRESNO, California – Update: Mike Karbassi is the apparent winner of a special election to fill the Fresno County District 2 seat vacated by former city council member Steve Brandau when he took over the District 2 seat on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

100% of precincts are reporting just after 9:30 p.m.

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand released a statement on the results.

I’m pleased that Mike Karbassi has won the special election for the vacant District 2 Council seat outright and I congratulate him on his very successful campaign. Mike is coming to City Hall at an important time in our city’s history and I look forward to working with him on my vision for Fresno, which includes improving public safety, creating jobs, and improving the quality of life of all of our citizens.

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand

The final numbers could change on Friday when more mail-in ballots are tallied. The results still need to be certified.

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