Recount confirms Villafranco’s reelection to Commission

Staff Writer

Rene Villafranco

Rene Villafranco

San Benito City Commissioner Rene Villafranco still has his seat.

Villafranco was confirmed the winner in the Place 2 race for the City Commission after a recount on Monday indicated that the incumbent defeated challenger Shirley Vega, a businessowner in San Benito, by six votes.

At the end of Election Day on May 10, Villafranco held a narrow lead over Vega, 1,146 to 1,140. Before a re-count was announced, it was determined that 17 provisional ballots would be counted.

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