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Zachary Johnson

Zachary Johnson has been with The Record since 2005, when he began as an intern fresh out of grad school. He stayed on at the paper and covered education for the next two years. Now he covers, among other things, San Joaquin County Government and transportation.

Amador concedes in Congressional race

Congressional candidate Tony Amador thanked his supporters in a concession message posted on Facebook late Thursday. The Republican said his campaign made inroads with independent and Democrat voters, but the number of votes left to count was not enough to make up the gap remaining after San Joaquin County released updated totals earlier in the [...]

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Amador not giving up yet

Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, had a narrow lead of 3 percentage points over Republican challenger Tony Amador. McNerney has 51.5 percent of the vote, Amador has 48.5 percent. McNerney’s camp felt good about the lead late Tuesday before everything was counted, and the gap did grow when the last numbers from Democratic Contra Costa County came [...]

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(Raw video) Neel Kashkari speaks at Port of Stockton

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari came to Stockton today. He’s running to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown. On one of the stops he took a ride on the Kennon Doyle with Republican candidates and leaders, as well as local water expert Dante Nomellini. After the riverboat passes in the background, he mentions a previous meeting [...]

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Congressman meeting with hospitals to talk Ebola

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, released a statement recently about the spread of the Ebola virus. Reporter Joe Goldeen posted it on his blog, here. Fears about the disease, which has seen three cases in the United States, have become a part of the national electoral landscape in the lead up to the midterms. That’s been [...]

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Ebola statement from congressional candidate

Congressional candidate Tony Amador released a statement this week calling on tighter travel restrictions to slow the spread of the Ebloa virus to the country. The Republican Amador is running against four-term Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, who represents the 9th Congressional District. Here’s the press release sent out from the Amador campaign: Stockton.  Today Antonio [...]

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Fire Photo

At Tuesday’s dedication of a replica of a plaque dedicating a tree that had been moved across town town in 1965 to firefighters in San Joaquin County, the Board of Supervisors received a photo of almost all of the county’s fire departments and districts posed outside the County Administration Building. I’m told it was no [...]

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(Video) Munson and Winn talk to The Record’s editorial board

The Record’s editorial board meets with candidates in the weeks leading up to elections. It helps the ed. board pick which candidates it will endorse. We videotape part of those meetings and put them online. Russ Munson and Chuck Winn both came by in their runs to replace Supervisor Ken Vogel, who is terming out. [...]

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Iron Mike Tyson and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors

Mike Tyson has been around town, lately, making appearances and doing his show at the Bob Hope Theatre. One of the stops was at Edison High School, where he appeared with Supervisor Carlos Villapudua and Tom Patti, a long-time friend of Tyson’s who is also running for the Board of Supervisors in 2016. A video [...]

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Video from candidate forums now online

One of the bonuses of the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County holding two nights of candidate forums in Stockton City Hall is that the room is already wired to video the proceedings. We’ve written about the Stockton City Council forums, the county superintendent of schools forum and the meeting of candidates for [...]

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More on Lopez endorsement

Former County Administrator Manuel Lopez has endorsed a formal rival for the District 4 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. He picked Russ Munson over Chuck Winn. They three were on the June ballot to replace outgoing Supervisor Ken Vogel, who is terming out. Munson and Winn made it to the November [...]

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