Turlock Councilwoman Amy Bublak has made her decision to run for reelection to the Turlock City Council in the November 2012 election.
Previously, Bublak had stated her indecision to run for reelection after her husband, Milt Richards, left his position as the CSU Stanislaus Athletic to become the athletic director at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in October of 2011. At that time, Bublak told the Modesto Bee that she had not decided what she would do in regards to relocating and finishing up the last year of her four year term as a Turlock City Councilwoman. That Modesto Bee reported, “… she will make a decision sometime in the next few months.”
In March of 2012, Bublak is stated in a TurlockCityNews.com article, “I really am not sure what I will do. I really enjoy being on the Council and cannot imagine not doing it.”
Bublak’s house was for sale and her husband had moved to British Columbia, but Bublak had not stated that she would definitely be relocating to where her husband lives and at the same time had not ruled out a bid for reelection to the Turlock City Council.
“There is still plenty of time to see what happens with the sale of my house and any other opportunities that will arise so I do not have to make a definitive decision at this moment,” stated Bublak.
Councilwoman Bublak announced yesterday, July 20, that she will be running for City Council again in the November election. Bublak was first elected to the Turlock City Council in 2008 and has spent her first four-year term focusing on public safety issues as well as emphasizing fiscal discipline and responsibility to keep government taxes and spending low. Bublak looks to focus on job creation and strengthening public safety in her second term, if elected.
“Everyone knows our economy is in trouble because of failed leadership on the state level and a lack of vision. That cannot happen on the local level or cities go bankrupt,” stated Bublak. “I am proud to work hard with our community leaders to maintain our quality of life, protect public safety, and keep our community solvent.”
“I will focus my energies on keeping our community a great place to live and raise a family. It’s very satisfying to know I can help make a positive difference in my community every day.”
During her first term, Bublak has worked on various projects, including an active role in the Joe Debely Stadium renovation project as well as the Carnegie Art Center. She also helped lead creating the Turlock Partnership Incentive to bring small and medium sized businesses to Turlock, beginning with the construction of the Public Safety Building, and in bringing the Division II Track and Field National to California State University Stanislaus, which helped bring much needed revenue into the community.
“I hope to continue to build on these successes and provide a strong voice for taxpayers and ethical government,” said Bublak. “I will be running another positive campaign with an eye to the future of Turlock and am excited at the outpouring of support asking me to run again.”
Bublak, a career police officer in the City of Modesto, attended California State University Stanislaus earning a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration and Urban Government. Bublak has also spent time serving the City Planning Commission in previous years, as well as serving as a Board Member for the Modesto Red Cross.
Others announcing their intention to run for City Council in the 2012 General Municipal Election include Councilwoman Mary Jackson, resident Sergio Alvarado, and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Steven Nascimento.
The filing period for the November 6th General Municipal Election began on July 16th at 8am and will continue to be open to hopeful candidates until August 10th at 5pm. As both incumbents file, there will be no extension.
Get more information regarding the Turlock City Council filing process from this article:
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