New results released by the Secretary of State’s office show Fareed widening the gap with third place contender Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. Fareed now leads Achadjian by 4,470 votes.

Fareed Lead Widens For 2nd Place in Race for Congress

By Newsroom Staff / Posted on June 14 / KEYT

Additional votes counted in Santa Barbara County strengthened candidate Justin Fareed’s second place tally, placing him closer to a November general election race against Democrat Salud Carbajal.

New results released by the Secretary of State’s office show Fareed widening the gap with third place contender Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. Fareed now leads Achadjian by 4,470 votes. Fareed has been in second place since election night and as vote-by-mail ballots are tabulated, the political novice continues to gain more ground against the San Luis Obispo County political veteran.  More than 16,000 votes remain to be counted across the congressional district.

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