(Update 10:17 p.m.) With 70.27 percent of Turlock precincts reporting, local candidates are beginning to pull away in their respective races for Mayor of Turlock and City Council.
Mayoral candidate Gary Soiseth took an early lead over opponent Mike Brem and continues to extend that lead, now sitting at 58.52 percent.
Matthew Jacob (3,428) stands as the top vote-getter in the Council race, with Bill DeHart (3,259) sitting at number two. Forrest White (3,013), however, is beginning to fall behind a bit in third. A little more than 400 votes separate Jacob, DeHart, and White.
The top-two vote-getters win the two available seats.
The half-cent road tax, Measure B, is close to getting the necessary two-thirds, or 66.7 percent, to pass, but support is beginning to fall. It currently has a 63.06 yes vote.
Districtwide elections do not appear to be as close as the Turlock elections, with incumbent Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), Kristin Olsen (R), and Tom Berryhill (R) leading their respective elections by sizable margins.
Denham has already issued a victory statement on Tuesday night.
"I want to thank the dedicated volunteers who helped spread our message and get people out to vote. The people of the 10th district tonight sent a strong statement about the kind of local representative they're seeking to work on their behalf in Congress. I will continue to fight for our shared priorities and the issues my campaign was built on — like crafting long-term water solutions, creating jobs, fighting for our veterans and protecting our seniors. It's an honor to serve the Valley."
Statewide, the California Governor race has already been called, with incumbent Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown winning reelection over challenger Neel Kashkari, who has conceded the race.
Stay with TurlockCityNews.com as we continue to update the results as precincts continue to report.
Results are current as of 10:23 p.m. with 26 of 37 Turlock precincts reporting.
Mayor of Turlock
Gary Soiseth 3,971 votes 58.52 percent
Mike Brem 2,789 votes 41.10 percent
Turlock City Council (Top 2 Win)
Bill DeHart 3,259 votes 27.02 percent
Forrest White 3,013 votes 24.98 percent
Sergio Alvarado 1,128 votes 9.35 percent
Donald Babadalir 1,189 votes 9.86 percent
Matthew Jacob 3,428 votes 28.42 percent
Yes 4,917 votes 75.50 percent
No 1,596 votes 24.50 percent
Yes 4,319 votes 63.06 percent
No 2,530 votes 36.94 percent
U.S. Rep., California 10th District
Jeff Denham (R) 28,314 votes 56.08 percent
Michael Eggman (D) 22,173 votes 43.92 percent
State Assembly, 12th District
Kristin Olsen (R) 22,636 votes 66.27 percent
Harinder Grewal (D) 11,523 votes 33.73 percent
State Senate, 8th District
Tom Berryhill (R) 10,131 votes 67.76 percent
Paulina Miranda (D) 4,820 votes 32.24 percent