Jeff Hewitt, Yxstian Gutierrez bound for runoff in supervisor race

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt was bound for a runoff election in November, facing Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez, who held a razor-thin lead in the ballot tally Friday, June 10, though far shy of the 50% threshold needed to secure victory.Returns showed Gutierrez receiving 33.38% of votes counted, compared to 33.06% for Hewitt in the 5th Supervisorial District race.According to the Office of the Registrar of Voters, more than 150,000 absentee and provisional ballots remain to be tallied countywide. The vote tabulation could stretch to the end of the week.The two other challengers in the 5th District race, Beaumont Mayor Lloyd White and attorney Denianonette Mazingo, were trailing well behind Hewitt and Gutierrez.Hewitt was elected to the county board of sup
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