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Gap stays almost unchanged in latest vote count for unsettled Ventura County supervisorial seat

Vote counting continues in the Tri-Counties from this month's election.

Jeff Gorrell leads Claudia Bill de la Pena by 2100+ votes for Second District Supervisorial seat.

It’s been three weeks since the election, but the vote counting continues in the Tri-Counties. One race which was up in the air after the election was a county supervisorial seat in Ventura County.

The gap between the two candidates is virtually unchanged. Jeff Gorrell is leading Claudia Bill de la Pena by a 51% to 49% margin. The latest numbers released Monday show Gorrell has a more than 2100 vote lead over Bill de la Pena for the Second District seat.

The seat was wide open, with current Supervisor Linda Parks unable to run again because of term limits. Gorrell is a former state assemblyman from Ventura County. Bill de La Pena is a longtime Thousand Oaks City Council member.

Ventura County elections officials say they expect to have another update on the vote count on Thursday.

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.