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Measure P Leader Elliott Balch Making Bid For Fresno Mayor

May 31, 2019

Another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring to be the City of Fresno’s mayor. Elliott Balch, Chief Operations Officer of the Central Valley Community Foundation, filed to run Wednesday. Last year Balch helped lead the campaign for Measure P, a sales tax that would have funded city parks.

The race for mayor also includes retiring Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who announced his candidacy Wednesday, Fresno County prosecutor Andrew Janz, and city councilman Luis Chavez, who hasn’t yet officially filed to run.