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Race for county supervisorial seat in Ventura County still too close to call

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Vote counting continues in Ventura County's tight Second District Supervisorial race.

More than a week after the election, the latest numbers show Jeff Gorrell and Claudia Bill de la Pena separated by less than two percentage points.

More than a week after the election, a county supervisorial race on the South Coast remains too close to call.

Less than two percentage points separate the two candidates for Ventura County’s Second District Supervisorial seat.

The latest numbers show former State Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell with 50.65% of the vote, to longtime Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Claudia Bill de la Pena's 49.35%. The updated numbers released this week show Gorrell leading by more than 700 votes.

But, the County Elections Division still has tens of thousands of ballots to process. It’s unknown how many of those may be from the Second District.

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.