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Five candidates competed in the special election to fill a state Senate seat for the 28th Senate District representing eastern Riverside County vacated by former Sen. Jeff Stone who accepted a presidential appointment Nov. 1, 2019. Assemblymember Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, registered nurse Anna Nevenic, Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero, business owner John Schwab and businesswoman Joy Silver all battled to secure the seat for the district. As of press time, Melendez leads that race at 41.5% of the votes, but without a majority of the votes she will square off against the second highest vote-getter. With 131,000 votes left to be counted, it’s too early to say if Elizabeth Romero who as of press time had 29,309 votes or 21.7% or Joy Silver who had
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