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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.