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California State Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) went on AM radio this weekend to discuss growing the GOP in California and promoting transparency in government from the state to the local level. Olsen was unanimously elected July 1 to be the next Assembly Republican Leader by the Assembly Republican Caucus, and now serves as Leader-Elect during a transition period.

Donald Babadalir recently announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council in the November 2014 General Election as he was issued his nomination papers Friday morning. Babadalir, a former banker, began his small business as a personal trainer in 2010. Aside from training, he also offers yoga workshops and nutritional advising.

Wednesday, Michael Eggman (D) candidate for the 10th Congressional District, held a women's economic roundtable in Modesto that included female business owners, educators, and local community leaders. "As the father of two daughters and brother of two sisters, I look forward to being a voice for women in Congress," said Eggman. "I know that when women succeed, our valley's and our country's economy thrives."

Congressional candidate Michael Eggman (D) announced that he has been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which supports "pro-family planning" federal candidates for office. "As a father of two daughters and brother to two sisters, I am proud to receive Planned Parenthood Action Fund's endorsement for my campaign for Congress,” said Eggman. “I'm tired of Washington politicians trying to play doctor, and in Congress, I'll make sure that government bureaucrats aren't making women's health care decisions for them.”

The race is heating up for Turlock’s November General Election, as one candidate pulled papers for nomination, and two other candidates officially filed their nomination papers and candidate statements on Tuesday. Turlock City Clerk Kellie Weaver issued Bill DeHart his nomination papers Tuesday morning, the papers he needs in order to officially file for nomination as a candidate for reelection to City Council. DeHart, who has served on the City Council since 2010, publicly announced his intention for candidacy July 2. DeHart is planning to finish filing his papers at City Hall early next week.
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.
Today, Sergio Alvarado announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council in the November 2014 General Election. Alvarado, a 35-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker, currently serves as a member of the Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission. He has been a resident of Turlock for the last six years.