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April 18, 2024

Election: Gillio, Muenzer likely to face off in District 4

Updated Wednesday

Jim Gillio is the front runner in the race for District 4 supervisor in San Benito County, but does not have enough votes so far to forego a runoff with incumbent Jerry Muenzer, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.

The elections office still has up to 6,000 ballots left to count, though, with 6,710 tabulated so far.

Gillio had 44.64 percent of the vote with 849 votes. The top two vote getters advance to a November runoff. If Gillio had gained more than 50 percent of the vote, he could have prevented that runoff.

Muenzer, in his second four-year term, came in second with 22.29 percent of the vote and 424 votes.

Robert Bernosky had 15.25 percent and 290 votes.

Sandy Swint had 11.46 percent and 218 votes.

Elia Salinas had 6.36 percent and 121 votes.

Gillio is a Hollister City Councilman and retired from the Gilroy Police Department. He owns Central Ag Supply. Muenzer formerly owned Muenzer’s Sporting Goods store and is now a real estate agent.

District 4 covers southeast Hollister, Tres Pinos, Ridgemark, Paicines, Bitterwater and New Idria.

To see the latest results, go to: http://sbcvote.us/registrar-of-voters/results-june-2018/

-Kollin Kosmicki