Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott today released names of five campaign co-chairmen in his run for open seat in District 5 for the Board of Supervisors.
The district includes Tracy, Mountain House and part of Manteca and the surrounding unincorporated areas. The seat is held by Supervisor Leroy Ornellas, who is terming out. Tracy Planning Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom is also running for the open seat. So is retired businessman Tom Benigno.
The co-chairpersons announced today are : Manteca City Councilman Steve De Brum, Mountain House board President Bernice Tingle, county Planning Commissioner Stan Morri, Manteca farmer Daryll Quaresma and Tracy farmer John Thoming.
Here are the biographies provided by the campaign, cut and pasted:
Retired Tracy businessman, Stan Morri – Tracy residents have known Morri for years as the owner of Stan Morri Ford. In addition, he has served for 26 years as the 5th District representative to the County Planning Commission having been appointed by County Supervisors Evelyn Costa, Bob Cabral and Leroy Ornellas.
Tracy farmer, John Thoming – the Thoming name is well known in Tracy farming circles. John served two terms as President of both the U.S. Dry Bean Council and the American Dry Bean Board, the Almond Board of California, is a member of the Advisory Board for the Deuel Vocational Institute, a former San Joaquin County Grand juror and a member of the San Joaquin Citizens Land Alliance.
Mountain House CSD President, Bernice Tingle – a founding member of the Mountain House Community Services District, Tingle was recently selected to serve as its President. Until her retirement, Ms. Tingle was a manager with Pacific Bell.
Manteca City Councilman, Steve De Brum – Councilmember De Brum is well known as a member of the Manteca City Council and Manteca’s representative on the San Joaquin Council of Governments. Local dairy farmers know De Brum as the Northern Area Representative for the Dairy Farmers of America. He is Past President of the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau and a Past President of the Manteca Boys and Girls clubs. De Brum currently serves as a Board member for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Manteca farmer Daryll Quaresma – is a native of California having been born in the central valley and currently residing in Ripon, CA. Daryll is a third-generation farmer active for over twenty years. He currently farms acres of almonds, grapes, wheat and corn in California’s central valley. Additionally, he owns and manages a custom-almond harvesting business. He currently serves as President of the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce.