Category Archives: Election campaigns

This Stockton’s on fire

Just referencing the graphic on the pro-Measure H campaign mailer, which has hit Stockton homes and can be seen below. (It does not mention Measure H, but its intent is clear). Keep reading for more info. A few things: •The flier was distributed by the “Safe and Clean Schools Coalition,” a tax-exempt organization that does […]

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Grab bag

•Four days off in a row at City Hall. Closed today; holiday on Monday. •Eight civilian city workers could lose their jobs by the end of the month, but some union members are pushing for a revote on a package on health plan changes to save the jobs. •The trial for Ramiro Reyes was postponed […]

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Villapudua for Holman

Didn’t make it into last month’s story, but Carlos Villapudua, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, told me at the time he was not officially supporting either candidate in the Elbert Holman-Xochitl Paderes race in City Council District 1. “I decided to stay out of the race, period,” he said at the time. The […]

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Johnston among ‘Women for McNerney’

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, is defending his congressional seat this November and sending out a lot of press releases. One of them mentions a new group called Women for McNerney, a collection of endorsements from prominent local women. Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston is listed as the group’s co-chairwoman. “He secured funding for the Women’s Center […]

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Paderes campaign finance form

After quite a delay, Xochitl Paderes’ campaign finance form is on file at City Hall. Click here to read it. The District 1 City Council candidate, who is running against Councilman Elbert Holman, Jr., reported receiving a $2,000 loan from her mother, Cynthia Raya, and most of her other contributions have been under the $100 […]

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More campaign finance filings

Here are some more campaign finance filings. (Past entries here and here). Elbert Holman Jr.:  Running to keep his District 1 seat, has $10,684 cash on hand. Councilwoman Leslie Martin: She’s termed out; reports no money. Vice Mayor Kathy Miller: Not up for re-election this year; has $6,978 in her account. I’ll post District 1 candidate […]

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Replay of today’s live chat

Is below. Thanks to everyone who participated. And for those folks who I promised to get back to, I’ll try to get more specific answers to you here on the blog as soon as possible.

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Paderes says police union backs her, too

Xochitl Paderes said the Stockton Police Officers’ Association has endorsed her for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Elbert Holman Jr. The fire union already has thrown their support behind her. Paderes said she told both police and fire she’d do her homework and hear both sides in budget or other labor disputes. […]

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Fire union polls 400 voters

Stockton’s fire union recently wrapped up a telephone poll of about 400 voters in the city as it gears up its campaign against proposed City Charter amendments that would alter fire chief hiring and change how labor disputes are resolved. Dustin DeRollo, a political strategist and public relations consultant hired by the fire union, wouldn’t […]

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Fire union endorses Paderes for City Council

Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456  has endorsed Xochitl Paderes for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Elbert Holman Jr. “She’s a fresh face. She doesn’t have a political background,” said Fire Capt. Dave Macedo, the union’s president. Macedo said Paderes supports the Fire Department’s current staffing and that she promised to make an effort […]

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