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.
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.
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.