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League of Women Voters hosts Turlock election forum

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.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Election


Chamber PAC releases candidate endorsements

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.

September 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Election


Public safety unions issue endorsements

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.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Candidates connect with community at farmers market event

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.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Election


Fresno mayor drops by for votes in state controller contest

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.

September 05, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Election


Grewal takes town hall online in interactive campaign

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.

August 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Election


Fifth candidate joins City Council race

United States Postal worker and current Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioner Sergio Alvarado has announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Candidate filing period approaches for November election

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.

June 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Election


Recent college grad announces City Council candidacy

Matthew Jacob, a member of the mayor's economic task force, has announced his candidacy for Turlock City Council.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Brem joins Mayor race

Announcing his candidacy on the night of the Primary Election, Turlock Planning Commissioner Mike Brem is joining the Mayoral race in November.

June 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


Voters choose incumbents in first top-two election

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.

June 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


Get ready to vote on Tuesday

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.

May 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


County assessor to run in June election

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.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


Former teacher joins race for mayor

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.

April 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Election


Mayor Lazar drops election plans

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.

March 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


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