As of July 25, Turlock City Council Candidate Steven Nascimento, who also currently serves on the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission, is the only candidate to file the Nomination Papers, Candidate Statement, and Declaration of Candidacy through the City of Turlock for the 2012 General Municipal Election.
The nomination-filing period for the November 6th General Municipal Election opened on July 16th and will remain open until August 10th at 5pm. While Nascimento is the only one who has officially filed, three others have announced their candidacy, including Councilwoman Mary Jackson, Councilwoman Amy Bublak, and Turlock resident Sergio Alvarado.
According to the most recent information from the Turlock City Clerk’s Office, however, there is a fifth potential candidate, Dr. Ashour Badal, a professor in the College of Business Administration at CSU Stanislaus and board member at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. Badal has pulled nomination papers from City Hall, however has not announced his candidacy to the public, as of yet.
While Councilwoman Bublak has recently announced her campaign for the 2012 election to the public in a press release, she has yet to pull nomination papers from City Hall.
Interested candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with City Clerk Kellie Weaver, as there is a large amount of information to be provided and explained. The City Clerk also must verify that the candidate is a registered voter in the City of Turlock and issue Nomination Papers during the visit.
Nomination Papers are a necessary component of the filing process and must include at least 20, but no more than 30 signatures, a Declaration of Candidacy and Oath, Ballot Designation Form, Candidate’s Statement if desired, payment of fees if candidate wishes to file a statement, Statement of Responsibility for Political Signs, and Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700.
For more information regarding the filing process or information regarding the City Council, please call the City of Turlock Administrative Services at (209) 668-5540.
If you are going to announce your candidacy for the Turlock City Council 2012 Election, please email your announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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