There is only one major candidate at the table that hasn't used their elected office as a stepping stone, and that's our Mayor Gary Soiseth.
The motives of Amy Bublak and Brad Bates for running for office are simple: they like to climb ladders. Amy Bublak has been running for office (sometimes successfully) on and off again since she graduated college. Most recently she was going to leave Turlock half way through her term as a Councilmember if she won County Assessor. Brad Bates has run for California Assembly, County Supervisor and now Mayor (again!). He even left his last term as Mayor in the late 1980s so he could run for the cushy Assembly seat and, when he lost, successfully begged his way back to his position as Mayor!
Gary Soiseth hasn't abandoned us and won't. He continues to fight for the hardworking families of Turlock: donating his salary, enforcing clear growth patterns that protect our farmers, focusing on securing drinking water and road funding from sources outside of our general fund dollars, and increasing police and fire positions.
Join me in voting for the only candidate who hasn't abandoned us before! Vote Gary Soiseth for Mayor!
— Donna Payne