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Race to Replace Supervisor Federal Glover Likely Headed for Runoff

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By Tony Hicks
Bay City News

The race to replace longtime Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover likely isn’t over yet.

With all precincts reporting in, Antioch City Council member Mike Barbanica was ahead with just over 41% of the vote (8,007 votes). Pittsburg City Council member Shanelle Scales-Preston was in second, with just over 33% (6,468 votes).

Pittsburg City Council member Jelani Killings garnered 2,792 votes, with insurance agent Iztaccuauhtli Hector Gonzalez rounding out the field with 2,147 votes.

Since no candidate apparently received more than 50% of the vote, Barbanica and Scales-Preston are likely headed to a November runoff.

The election results aren’t official yet.

Scales-Preston has served for more than two decades as a top aide to Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and his predecessor, George Miller, both of whom supported her. She has also been endorsed by Glover and multiple Contra Costa labor unions.

Barbanica is a former Pittsburg police officer. He’s also a real estate broker. Much of his support comes from police officers’ associations and law enforcement officials, including Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston.

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