The Mayor of Turlock seat and two Turlock City Council seats are up for grabs on Nov. 4 when Turlock voters will vote at least one new member into the City government.
Gary Soiseth and Mike Brem are going head-to-head for the seat left vacant by Mayor John Lazar, who announced he would not seek reelection.
For Turlock City Council, incumbents Bill DeHart and Forrest White are taking on Matthew Jacob, Sergio Alvarado, and Donald Babadalir for two seats that are up for grabs.
The candidates for both the Mayoral and City Council races took the time to answer a questionnaire sent by TurlockCityNews.com in order to help inform the public on who they are and what they stand for.
As one of TurlockCityNews.com’s top priorities — to improve communication here in Turlock — we really appreciate the extra effort to fill out these extensive questionnaires.
TurlockCityNews.com has approximately 300,000 unique visitors per month, while also being the most interactive on multiple social media platforms — reaching up to 500,000 people a week.
With such an importance put on interaction, TurlockCityNews.com asked the candidates about the key issues that our readers have been asking about since candidates began announcing their intent to run for office, including public safety and roads.
The questionnaire also asked the basic information of each candidate, including how long they’ve lived in Turlock, and their qualifications.
In appreciation of the candidates’ effort to communicate, TurlockCityNews.com will be putting stipulations on the commenting system we currently have in place. All comments left on the individual profiles will be directed to this main page. We encourage constructive comments because we will be using discretion on approval based on if we feel the comments serve a purpose to inform, support, or promote Turlock (more TurlockCityNews.com priorities). Concerns, questions, debatable points, alternative views… Put them down. Comments attacking the candidates personally will not be approved, so make the comments legitimate. As always feel free to leave comments of support. Signing your name is optional but encouraged.
Please read and take into consideration the information when you fill out your vote-by-mail ballot or when you go to the voting poll to vote for the Mayor of Turlock and Turlock City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Turlock Mayoral Candidate Profiles:
Turlock City Council Candidate Profiles: