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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.

San Joaquin County reps. react to SOTU

In the flurry of reactions to come after President Obama’s State of the Union address, were a pair from the two congressmen representing San Joaquin County, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton. Both mentioned Obama’s plea for bipartisanship. Denham: “I hope he’ll follow through on his remarks by taking up some of [...]

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More from Election 2016 preview

The race to replace Supervisor Steve Bestolarides after he terms out is already starting to take shape. Stockton City Councilman Moses Zapien and Stockton business owner Tom Patti are already jockeying for position. Here’s a little bit more about them, in this story. Both candidates had filed initial paperwork with the San Joaquin County Registrar [...]

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A rundown of an eventful year in San Joaquin County

During his remarks at Monday’s changing of the guard, Supervisor Bob Elliott looked back on his year as chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. He also submitted an Op-Ed piece to The Record that went into further detail. Here’s that letter, in its entirety: While serving as Chairman of the San Joaquin [...]

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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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