Most of Wednesday night's candidate forum, held at City Hall and hosted by the League of Women Voters, was a love fest with each city council and mayoral candidate taking turns professing their affinity for and dedication to the community of Turlock. Amid the pro-Turlock rhetoric, however, the candidates did find time to address a few key issues facing the city and its citizens, mainly public safety, roads and water.
As candidates settle into the final weeks of campaigning the way in which the seven local mayoral and council candidates are financing their efforts vary almost as much as their visions for Turlock.
As election season comes into full swing the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County is offering voters a chance to formally engage with city council and mayoral candidates at their annual forum.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee Chairman Andrew Wigglesworth announced the official endorsements of candidates in the upcoming November election with unanimous support for Mike Brem for mayor, Bill DeHart for City Council, Forrest White for City Council, Congressman Jeff Denham, State Senator Tom Berryhill, State Senator Anthony Cannella, and Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen.
The unions representing Turlock's police and firefighters entered the political ring earlier this week with their endorsements for Turlock's City Council and mayor.
Campaign season is in full swing as mayoral and city council candidates gathered at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market for "Meet the Candidate Day" on Friday.
Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin was far from her own domain Wednesday morning when she dropped in for a breakfast meeting with local farmers at the Turlock Perko's restaurant. Her greet and meet with members of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau was designed to promote her candidacy for state controller in this part of the Valley less familiar with her political accomplishments.
The days of election candidates posting signs in yards may not be entirely gone but social media is gaining more traction in the political sphere as it offers candidates a way to connect with local voters. Just ask State Assembly candidate Harinder Grewal who hosted the first of two online town hall forums on Facebook Thursday evening.
United States Postal worker and current Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioner Sergio Alvarado has announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council.
With the June Primary Election done and over with, it's now time to prepare for the November General Election where voters will be not only be making a choice for Governor, but also local government seats and ballot initiatives.
Matthew Jacob, a member of the mayor's economic task force, has announced his candidacy for Turlock City Council.
Announcing his candidacy on the night of the Primary Election, Turlock Planning Commissioner Mike Brem is joining the Mayoral race in November.
Despite having a low voter turnout, Tuesday's elections will go down in history as California's first primary election using the top-two system for all state races.
Voters across California will head to the polls on Tuesday for the June Primary Election – the first election in the state's history that the top-two system will be used for all races.
Stanislaus County Assessor Don Gaekle, who has been acting as County Assessor since being appointed in October due to an immediate vacancy, announced today that he will be adding his name to the ballot in the June primary election with hopes to serve a full term.