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Monday, 28 July 2014 12:54

Still Time to File For November Election, Four Candidates Issued Papers So Far

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Still Time to File For November Election, Four Candidates Issued Papers So Far Kailey Fisicaro/TurlockCityNews.com

Two Turlock City Council candidates and two Mayoral candidates have already had their nomination papers issued by Turlock City Clerk Kelly Weaver for the November General Election. The filing period is nearing its halfway point for nomination papers and candidates’ statements as the period began July 14 and closes Aug. 8 at 5 p.m.

So far, according to the City Clerk’s website, which was last updated on July 16 at 3:30 p.m, Weaver has issued nomination papers for: Gary Soiseth to run for Mayor of Turlock, Sergio Alvarado to run for City Council and Forrest White for reelection to City Council, on July 15, 16, and 17, respectively.


Mike Brem also announced that he began the filing process to run for Mayor on July 25, but this has not yet been updated on the City Clerk’s website.

Incumbent Bill Dehart, Matthew Jacob, and Donald Babadalir have all previously filed their intention statement to run for City Council and are expected to file during the filing period.

Anyone who wants to file to run for a position on City Council or for Mayor can file with the City Clerk at City Hall by Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. If an incumbent does not file to run for reelection, the deadline will be extended to Aug. 13 at 5 p.m.

Between July 14 and Aug. 8 including both of those days, and until 5:00 p.m. on the last day, voters may nominate candidates for election by signing a nomination paper. Each candidate must be proposed by not less than 20 nor more than 30 registered voters. Those interested should also note that no voter may sign more than one nomination paper for the same office.

Any person who alleges to be indigent and unable to pay the requisite fee for submitting a candidate statement in advance, can submit to the local agency a statement of financial worth to be used in determining whether or not he or she is eligible to submit a candidate statement without payment of the fee in advance. The statement of financial worth shall be submitted by the candidate together with her or his candidate statement by the Aug. 8 deadline.

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