Category Archives: Ornellas

Supervisor’s ice-bucket challenge

Supervisor Carlos Villapudua donated $100 to fight ALS and was doused in ice water, and he challenged his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to do the same. He challenged all of the politicians in San Joaquin County, actually. Here’s the video he posted on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=626327100821993&fref=nf. Here’s a video I shot: I’m [...]

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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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Blasts from the past

Five former members of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors turned out to today’s meeting, joining four current members present to honor retiring Clerk of the Board Lois Sahyoun. Here’s a picture: Sahyoun is in the middle. The rest, from left to right, are Steve Gutierrez, Steve Bestolarides, Ken Vogel, Dario Marenco, Bob Elliott, [...]

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Campaign notes: Endorsements and no shared stage in county District 5

Supervisors Carlos Villapudua and Larry Ruhstaller have joined outgoing Supervisor Leroy Ornellas in endorsing City Councilman Bob Elliott in his bid for Ornellas’ seat on the county Board of Supervisors. Elliott is running against Tracy Planning Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom. The endorsements were in a release from the Elliott campaign noting that the candidate had accepted [...]

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Campaign notes: Supervisor endorses Berryhill for Senate

Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller endorsed Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, in the race for a seat representing San Joaquin County in the state Senate. Berryhill is running against Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton. Supervisor Leroy Ornellas ran for the seat in the June primary, but only the two Assembly members made it to the November runoff. Ornellas endorsed [...]

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Ornellas endorses Berryhill for Senate

San Joaquin County Supervisor Leroy Ornellas endorsed Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, in the race for a seat on the state Senate representing all of Stockton and the rest of San Joaquin county. Ornellas, also a Republican, ran for same seat, but the top-two vote-getters were Berryhill and Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton. Here’s an excerpt from [...]

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Day II of budget hearings

The second day of budget hearings at the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors meeting today wrapped up before noon. A brisker pace than in years past, said Supervisor Leroy Ornellas, who also noted this would be his 10th and final budget hearing. “I recall when we were flush with money, people were lined up [...]

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Post-campaign note from Supervisor Ornellas

District 5 Supervisor Leroy Ornellas ran to represent San Joaquin county in the state Senate, but came up short in the primary election this month. Despite it all, the campaign was a rewarding experience, he wrote in a letter-to-the-editor that ran in today’s paper. Here’s a link to the letter.

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Vogel endorses Berryhill for Senate

Last week, Supervisor Leroy Ornellas announced he was running for state Senate. His announcement expanded the field to him, fellow Republican Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Modesto, and Assemblywoman Cathleen Galigiani, D-Livingston. Today Berryhill’s campaign announced that Supervisor Ken Vogel endorsed Berryhill. Ornellas has been on the Board of Supervisors about a decade. Vogel was first elected [...]

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Ornellas running for state Senate

San Joaquin County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Ornellas announced today he is running for the state Senate. The recently redrawn Senate District 5 includes all of San Joaquin County and a piece of Stanislaus County. He’s been mulling this decision for awhile, now. Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, a fellow Republican, had previously announced he was running [...]

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