MANTECA, CA - City council candidates Jack Snyder and Debby Moorhead will have to wait a while to learn who next will sit on the Manteca City Council.
Just seven votes separate the two, with 82-year-old incumbent Snyder in the lead.
He figured a national political trend made the race close. "There's been a lot of unrest in the country. I think people are fed up with Washington and Sacramento. Part of that carried over to local politics," said Snyder.
Moorhead with the Manteca Chamber of Commerce, promised future races if this one doesn't work out. "Two years isn't that far away. I"m running no matter what. I know our city is ready. I"m ready for it, too" she said.
The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters is Austin Erdman. He said a winner will be determined after his office finishes counting the remaining absentee and provisional ballots.
A canvas is also expected, meaning each ballot concerning the city council race will be re-checked for accuracy. The elections office has nearly a month, by law, to reach its final results.