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Ventura County has clear winner in one County Supervisorial race, but a second is much closer

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Candidates in Second District race separated by only about one percent.

There appears to be a clear-cut winner in one supervisorial race on the South Coast, but there’s a bit of a question in the second.

In Ventura County’s Fourth Supervisorial District. Janice Parvin won the seat. Moorpark’s current mayor received 64% of the vote, to 36 percent for Bernardo Perez. The race will fill the seat being opened by Bob Huber's decision not to seek a second term representing the Moorpark and Simi Valley areas.

But, in the Second District, things are much closer. Former Ventura County State Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell was facing longtime Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Claudia Bill de la Pena. Gorell received 50.49% of the vote, to Bill de la Pena’s 49.51%. It’s a 414 vote difference. Still to be counted are mail-in ballots, and that could take days.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.