RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – – Overnight Lt. Sheriff Chad Bianco accumulated enough votes to move into first place in the election to replace Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff. The results are a telling sign that incumbent Stan Sniff is vulnerable headed into November.

With 35.13% of the vote among the four candidates, Bianco moved into the lead.

“I’m thankful for each and every vote but this election is about Riverside County not me,” said Bianco. “I’m honored that the voters have put their faith in me to make our county safer and I take that responsibility seriously. I know we have a lot of work to do before the November election but last night we took a big step forward.”

“Incumbent Sheriff Stan Sniff looked vulnerable heading into November. When an incumbent doesn’t finish first, it’s a very bad sign toward their reelection chances,” said Bianco spokesman Andre Levesque. “Sixty-six percent of voters chose someone other than the current Sheriff. I think that speaks volumes about the job he has done and voters want change.”

Sniff and Bianco will move on to a run-off election that will be held in conjunction with the statewide election on November 6, 2018.