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Michael Eggman, the top Democratic challenger for U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham’s congressional seat, confirmed Friday that he is not currently registered to vote in the district. Eggman (D-Turlock) said that he is currently registered to vote in Fresno, where he owns some property. The California 10th Congressional District encompasses most of Stanislaus County and part of San Joaquin County.
The Turlock City Council took the first step toward changing how the city elects its officials on Tuesday. The council unanimously voted to start preparations for a November ballot initiative which will ask voters to adopt by-district voting. The potential change comes as Turlock hopes to avoid a potentially multi-million dollar lawsuit. The city’s current voting system is potentially out of compliance with a state law intended to ensure minority rights.
A small Modesto office filled with a large number of people Friday afternoon, as congressional candidate Michael Eggman (D-Turlock) held a grand opening for his new campaign headquarters. Eggman, who is one of two men challenging U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) for his seat in the U.S. Congress, was enthused by the turnout despite the inclement weather.
Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager is the subject of an ongoing federal criminal investigation, criminal defense attorney and DA candidate Frank Carson claims. The allegation came during a press conference held in Modesto’s Tenth Street Place Thursday night. Carson says Fladager attempted to cover up the fact that one of her investigators provided an informant with weapons taken from federal custody, and then told the informant of an impending federal search.
Michael Eggman, a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham’s 10th District seat, will open his campaign headquarters on Friday. The grand opening celebration will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eggman campaign headquarters, 801 15th St., Ste. E, Modesto. Eggman will be present at the grand opening to meet with supporters. Eggman is a Turlock farmer and beekeeper. He has aggressively campaigned against Denham’s record, primarily his participation in the government shutdown and budget votes.
Before the candidates for Stanislaus County Sheriff and District Attorney face off in the June 3 election, they will square off in two debates. Incumbent Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager will face off against Frank Carson, a Modesto-based attorney and businessman. And incumbent Stanislaus County Sheriff-Coroner Adam Christianson will square off with Tom Letras, a deputy sheriff from Ceres.
Turlock mayoral candidate Gary Soiseth has officially launched his campaign website, www.SoisethForTurlock.com. The website details Soiseth’s biography, plans to lead Turlock, and ways supporters may become involved in the campaign. “I’m looking forward to serving as this city’s next mayor,” Soiseth said. Soiseth is a third generation family farmer and almond grower who also works for the Modesto Irrigation District. He spent the past four years in Afghanistan working for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Defense, working in agricultural development and economic growth.