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.
Although Mayor John Lazar has opted to forego a third term as Mayor with his recent announcement to drop out of this year's election, Turlock citizens will still have two candidates to choose from when marking their ballots in November as retired teacher, Ed Brault, 85, joins the race with Turlock farmer Gary Soiseth.
Late Monday evening, Turlock Mayor John Lazar confirmed that he is dropping out of the 2014 election, bringing an end to his 8-year run as Turlock Mayor.
As a third generation family farmer from Turlock, Gary Soiseth will officially kick off his campaign for Mayor of Turlock on Tuesday morning at Latif's Restaurant.
As the City Council considers making changes to the current at-large election system in the City of Turlock, a series of public workshops will be held throughout town next week, offering residents a chance to learn more and ask questions.
For the past eight years, Mayor John Lazar has been dedicated to serving the community of Turlock. With his second term as mayor ending this year, Lazar has decided to seek reelection, hoping to continue his efforts to strengthen the city for another four years.
Amy Bublak has recently announced that she will be running for Stanislaus County Assessor, potentially giving up her seat on the Turlock City Council.
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras, a 1990 graduate of Ceres High School, filed papers on Monday to run for sheriff against incumbent Sheriff Adam Christianson, his boss.
Although November is still several months away, the California statewide direct primary election set for June 3 is in full swing as key deadlines approach for candidates.
Patterson Police Chief Tori Hughes, who started her run for Stanislaus County Sheriff in June, announced Wednesday she was shutting down her campaign because of unforeseen health issues.
The results of the 2013 Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election are as follows (winners are italicized):
Voters have chosen to pump new blood into the Turlock Unified School District through the election of two new faces to the Board of Trustees in the first year of trustee area elections. Area 2 incumbent Tami Muniz lost her seat to newcomer Deborah Martin; Jennifer Carter beat Joe Lewis for Area 6, and current board president Bob Weaver ran unopposed for Area 4.
Following a heated race for seats on the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors, incumbents Joe Alamo and Ron Macedo have been named victorious.
Election Day is fast approaching, as voting officials prepare to man their respective booths come Tuesday morning.
For the past four years, five people have faithfully served the Denair Municipal Advisory Council, advising county officials on matters pertaining to the small community.