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Why are you running for Turlock City Council and when did you start planning your campaign?

• I am seeking reelection to Turlock City Council because of a lifelong commitment of service to others, in this case my neighbors, friends and the greater Turlock community. I have served my entire adult life in some capacity as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps for 20+ years, Church leadership, active in youth work, and, for the past four years as a Turlock City Councilmember.

How long have you lived in Turlock and what is your occupation?

I have lived in Turlock for over 30 years, and I am a retired C.E.O. of the San Joaquin County Fair.

Turlock residents are bound to pass at least one political sign advertising any given candidate or measure on the ballot for the General Election any time they leave their home between now and Nov. 4. Though signs may seem haphazardly placed in different areas around town, the California Department of Transportation has a number of regulations that dictate where candidates and campaigns can post signs. 
The League of Women Voters will be hosting an informational Pros and Cons presentation at the California State University, Stanislaus at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. This is a chance for voters to come and learn what effects each proposition would have and hear the arguments made by the proponents and opponents of each proposition.
The Citizens for Yes on Measure B, the committee that has filed in support of the half-cent road tax that will be on the November ballot, has reported a large sum of contributions, however were delayed in their reporting. Measure B is a half-cent sales tax that is intended to benefit Turlock roads. The road tax is estimated to generate approximately $5.6 million per year, and $39.2 million over the seven-year life of the tax.
The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County will host an election candidate forum for Turlock City Council and Mayoral candidates in the City Council Chambers at Turlock City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. where candidates will have the opportunity to answer the tough questions as submitted by City residents. Forrest White, Bill DeHart, Matthew Jacob, Donald Babadalir, and Sergio Alvarado are set to participate in the first hour of the forum from 6 to 7 p.m. devoted to City Council candidates. Mayoral candidates, Mike Brem and Gary Soiseth are set to participate in the second hour from 7 to 8 p.m.
As the Nov. 4 election quickly approaches, Turlock voters will be deciding whether or not to approve two measures that will greatly affect the City of Turlock. Voters will vote on Measure A, a move toward district based elections to elect City Councilmembers, and Measure B, a half-cent sales tax with revenues going toward Turlock roads.