Democratic congressional candidate Gil Cisneros extended his lead over Republican Young Kim in the 39th Congressional District Friday.

According to the latest tallies released by Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, Cisneros leads by 3,020 votes.

If the trend continues, all of the congressional seats in Orange County will be occupied by a Democrat.

The two are battling to replace Kim’s longtime boss, retiring Rep. Ed Royce, R-Brea.

Democrat Katie Porter has been declared the winner in her race against Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Irvine, who has conceded. Porter leads Walters 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent, according to the latest vote count.

Democrat Harley Rouda has a 53.2 percent to 46.8 percent lead over Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach.

In other close races, state Sen. Janet Nguyen’s lead over Democrat Tom Umberg continues to shrink. The Garden Grove Republican leads Umberg by 1,848 votes. On Thursday, she led by 2,964 votes.

Democrat Cottie Petrie-Norris continued to build her lead over Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper, 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.

And Democrat Doug Chaffee, the mayor of Fullerton, finally jumped ahead of Republican La Habra Mayor Tim Shaw in the nonpartisan race for the Fourth District seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Chaffee now leads by just nine votes over Shaw.

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