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Jacob, DeHart Win Turlock Council Seats

In the race for the two open seats on Turlock City Council, challenger Matthew Jacob won 4,892 votes, for a total of 29.51 percent, taking one open seat followed by incumbent Bill DeHart who won 4,341 votes for a total of 26.18 percent, taking the other open seat. DeHart, 66, has served as a councilmember for the past four years, was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps for over 20 years and has been a part of
church leadership, active in youth work.

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Turlock Road Tax Fails, Voters Approve District Elections

Measure B, the controversial seven-year half-cent sales tax increase devoted to fixing Turlock roads narrowly failed with 61.02 percent, just shy of the 66.7 percent, or two-thirds majority, needed to pass. On the other hand, Measure A, the proposed initiative to change to the manner in which City Council elections are held, from at-large to district elections, will now divide the City into four districts with one councilmember representing each, after the Measure passed widely with 73.96 percent of voter approval.

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Election Update: Soiseth, Jacob Pad Leads; Measure B Support Falling

(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.

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Vote-By-Mail Ballots Must Arrive by Nov. 4

With campaigns on the homestretch and Election Day less than one week away, individuals who are registered to vote absentee or by-mail, instead of going to the polls, should note a variety of things to ensure their vote is counted. Ballots must be received by the Stanislaus County Elections Office by the time polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 4. Vote-by-mail ballots that arrive late will not be counted.

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Mayoral, District Candidates Answer Questions from University Students

Mayoral candidates, Mike Brem and Gary Soiseth, along with Harinder Grewal (D), candidate for State Assembly District 12, and Michael Eggman (D), candidate for Congressional District 10, gathered at the California State University, Stanislaus Tuesday to answer the important questions raised primarily by students. The purpose of the event, according Edgar Garcia, ASI Governmental Relations Coordinator, was to inform CSUS students and community members of local candidates running to represent their community. Garcia noted that all Turlock Mayoral candidates, Assembly District 12 and Congressional District 10 candidates were invited to participate.

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Stanislaus County Tea Party Endorses Babadalir, Alvarado for Turlock City Council

The Stanislaus County Tea Party recently endorsed Turlock City Council Candidates Donald Babadalir and Sergio Alvarado, and Mayoral candidate Gary Soiseth, a practice that they have not had in past elections. Marie Roberson of the Stanislaus County Tea Party Leadership Team stated that previously, their party has made recommendations, but have not gone forward with formal endorsements. They decided that if they wanted to make a difference on the local level, they needed to put out endorsements. 

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