FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --In the race for Tulare County Supervisor District 3, Visalia City Council member Amy Shuklian led Phil Cox as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, she has 55 percent of the vote, while Cox has 45 percent of the vote.
Shuklian has served on the Visalia City Council for eight plus years, during which she did serve as mayor for a time.
She says some changes need to be made on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, and she believes she can bring fresh ideas and energy to the district.
Meanwhile, incumbent Phil Cox has been on the board of supervisors for 11 years.
Although he's trailing Shuklian Tuesday night, he believes he'll close the gap and be re-elected.
"The people that work with me on a daily basis, the programs I work in, the thousands of youth we work with every year," Cox said. "They know, but I just needed to get out and let everyone else know what I've been doing for the last 11 years."
"I want to be that candidate or that supervisor hopefully in the future that people know they can approach and walk up to and they'll get treated with respect and I'll listen," Shuklian said.
Shuklian says given the supervisor job is full time, she'd have to leave city council and her day job as a recreation therapist at Kaweah Delta Hospital.
There are a whopping eight candidates for the Tulare County Supervisor District 1 seat.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 42 percent of precincts reporting, Dennis Smith has 23 percent of the vote.
Smith is the owner of National Builder's Supply in Farmersville.
The 63-year-old favors local control over federal government overreach.
If elected, Smith says he will stand strong for we the people and make an impact on Tulare county, where he was born and raised.
"Not just caving in to mandates from the state and the federal government," he said. "But actually taking a stand and saying, "Look this is what's right and what you want to do we believe is wrong for us.'"
Right behind smith in this race is Kuyler Crocker, followed by Brian Poochigian.
The race will likely have a run-off between the top two vote-getters.
A $485 million bond measure is getting a lot of support from voters.
Measure C would pump money into local community colleges and it has 62 percent of the vote in favor of approval, as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The measure requires 55 percent voter approval to pass.
Under this bond measure, Fresno City College would get new math and science classrooms as well as new parking spaces.
Community colleges in Reedley, Oakhurst and Madera would also benefit from the money.