Measure M behind in Menifee, Zimmerman leading in mayor race, Sobek, Karwin ahead in city council elections

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Menifee holds its virtual State of the City address Thursday, Oct. 15, with city council members and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Valley News/Shane Gibson file photo
Menifee voters appear poised to reject a ballot measure that would revoke a sales tax increase that was voted into place in 2016. Measure M, repealing Measure DD, was failing with 13,382 ‘no’ votes and 7,704 ‘yes’ votes as of 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Three candidates are vying for the Menifee mayor’s seat, and four more are competing for two Menifee City Council seats. Incumbent Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman, who was appointed to his position after the death of former mayor Neil Winter in 2018, is hoping to be elected to a full four-year term. Keith Davis, a businessman, and Ricky Estrada, an educator and baseball umpire, are both on the ballot trying to replace him. Zimmerman remained in the lead Thursday evening with 13,100 votes. Estrada and Davis were trailing with 5,811
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