Mike Karbassi holds strong lead for Fresno City Council District 2 seat

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- As votes continue to be counted, candidate Mike Karbassi holds a strong lead for the Fresno City Council District 2 seat and may have avoided a run-off vote.

A special election was held Tuesday where residents of the northwest Fresno district cast their votes for one of six candidates.

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Tuesday night, election officials reported Karbassi held 58.91 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting. He will need to keep a 50 percent-plus-one lead to skip a run-off vote on November 5th.

Behind Karbassi is Lawrence Garcia, who reported 16.34 percent of the vote.

For the full election results, click here.
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