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State Assembly Candidates for 12th District will meet tonight for their first candidate forum held at California State University, Stanislaus. Candidates Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto), a former California State University, Stanislaus employee, and Harinder Grewal (D-Keyes), a Turlock Unified School District Trustee, will meet for the debate to discuss issues concerning District 12, which includes Turlock.
Retired teacher Ed Brault confirmed Thursday that he no longer has intentions to run for Turlock City Mayor. Previously, Brault had stated that he was throwing his name in the ring for the sake of democracy, as at that time only one candidate had announced his intention: Gary Soiseth.
On Wednesday Bill DeHart, Jr. formally announced his intention to seek re-election to Turlock City Council for the November General Election. “The job of Council Member requires a well rounded person who understands the technical aspects of running a major city,” said DeHart. “A candidate must have thorough knowledge of water, public safety, and growth issues as well as other relevant issues which not only impact Turlock but the entire valley. I have the necessary professional experience and knowledge to get the job done and move Turlock forward.”
As Stanislaus County now prepares for the next election, candidates interested in running for office during the Nov. 4, 2014 Gubernatorial General Election are urged to apply during the filing period which runs from July 14 through Aug. 8, 2014. Candidates, including incumbents, must file nomination documents during this period in order to run for office and appear on the ballot. Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder & Registrar of Voters, encourages citizens to learn about the applicant process and consider becoming a candidate for office.
Congressional candidate Michael Eggman (D) says he hand delivered an invitation to 10th District Congressman Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) campaign office, challenging him to engage in no less than five debates between now and the November election - with at least one debate each month. "Our new vision of increased economic growth and expanded opportunity for the Valley stands in stark contrast with Congressman Denham's shutdown politics," said Eggman.
Matthew Jacob, a Turlock native who runs a small business, has officially announced his candidacy for Turlock City Councilmember. Jacob is expected to challenge incumbent councilmembers Forrest White and Bill DeHart in November; only White has formally announced his candidacy at this time.
After months of rumors, Mike Brem has officially entered the race for Turlock Mayor. Brem filed a candidate intention statement on Tuesday, per the Turlock City Clerk’s website. He released an official press release on Thursday afternoon announcing his candidacy.