Category Archives: Elections

(Video) Why we vote

Tuesday’s election in San Joaquin County had historically low turnout. But people did vote. I talked to some of them on Tuesday after they voted.  A common theme among voters I ran across was a sense of duty and responsibility to do the act itself. In general, people voted because they vote. Not voting would [...]

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Late mailers (Updated)

(UPDATE: Added a link to a better view of one mailer. Also added another mailer.) We’re in the final stretch before voters hit the polls tomorrow, which means the last-ditch mailers have been hitting mailboxes. Some of those  have been sent by Vice Mayor Paul Canepa and City Councilwoman Kathy Miller in their contest for [...]

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SJC Board Chairman endorses Munson in race for District 4

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Elliott endorsed candidate Russ Munson in race for the District 4 seat on the board. He’s running against Ripon Mayor Chuck Winn and retired County Administrator Manuel Lopez. Here’s the press release. San Joaquin County Board Chairman Bob Elliott Endorses Russ Munson for County Supervisor LODI, CA, May 29, [...]

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More mailers from District 2 race

The state’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan is controversial. And in runs for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, nobody supports the plan, and its most controversial component — a pair of tunnels that would divert river water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to water-exporting pumps. Stockton City Councilwoman Kathy Miller is against it. So [...]

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SJC Supervisors endorse Moore

Four of the five current members of the Board of Supervisors endorsed Sheriff Steve Moore in his run to stay in office. He’s running against Sgt. Pat Withrow. Supervisor Carlos Villapudua endorsed Withrow. The rest aligned with Moore. Here’s the release the Moore campaign put out today: Sheriff Moore Receives Support From a Majority of the [...]

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(Video) Raw video and political ad from supes race

An independent expenditure group has launched some attack ads against City Councilwoman Kathy Miller, who is running against Vice Mayor Paul Canepa for a seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Here’s today’s story. The ad, pushed out to voters via text message, uses a clip from an editorial board meeting at The [...]

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Jail crowding and a letter to the Board

Capacity and crowding at the San Joaquin County Jail came up several times at  last night’s candidate forum with Sheriff Steve Moore and Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Pat Withrow, who have different ideas about what should be done. Withrow has been pushing for adding modular facilities and more-immediate changes to bring more inmates at the minimum [...]

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More jail on the campaign trail

Pat Withrow highlighted the high recidivism rate for parolees at a press conference yesterday in Lodi. Withrow, a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Sergeant is running against incumbent Sheriff Steve Moore. Parolees are some of the inmates at the jail who get released early because of overcrowding. The full jail as been an issue in the [...]

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Campaign stories online

Campaigning for the District 2 seat for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has been happening online for awhile, now. I’ve been posting videos and such here, or linking to them through Twitter and Facebook. Kathy Miller has posted a couple of biographical videos, so far. Paul Canepa’s campaign recently posted part of his [...]

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(Video) What is the ’80s, Alex?

That’s the question to the answer: The era Kathy Miller appeared on the Jeopardy television game show. That answer is clear in latest biographical video posted online in her campaign for a seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

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