Election Day is only 19 days from now. On Nov. 6, three seats on the Stockton Unified school board will be up for grabs, as will be two seats in Lincoln Unified. Additionally, Stockton Unified is hoping voters will approve its Measure E bond.
Here’s a look at the campaign finance disclosures (to view, click on the candidates’ names) released earlier this month by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters:
Area 1 (south Stockton)
Gloria Allen (incumbent) vs. Monica Hernandez.
Allen reported $2,350 from her contributors, who include ex-Mayor Gary Podesto ($200) and Port of Stockton Commissioner Elizabeth Blanchard ($100), who is running for the board at San Joaquin Delta College. Hernandez reported $1,499 from her contributors, who include retired SUSD Principal Gracie Madrid ($150), San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua’s committee ($1,000) and Blanchard ($100).
Area 3 (southeast Stockton)
Jose Morales (incumbent) vs. Kathleen Garcia.
Morales reported no contributions. Garcia reported $900, all from mayoral challenger Anthony Silva. Four years ago, Morales beat SUSD incumbent Silva by one vote. In the aftermath, Garcia spearheaded an unsuccessful recall effort against Morales.
Area 4 (central Stockton)
Angel Jimenez (incumbent) vs. Colleen Keenan.
Jimenez reported $1,950 from his contributors, including $1,000 from the Alex and Faye Spanos Family Trust. Keenan reported $550 from her contributors, $300 from the Stonewall Democrats and $250 from the Truman Club.
The bond reported $55,260 in financial support, most of it from design, architecture and construction firms but also $11,250 from Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, SUSD’s legal counsel.
(Top two vote-getters of four candidates will be elected)
Van Ha To-Cowell (incumbent): To-Cowell reported $5,750 from her contributors, who include Mayor Ann Johnston ($100), the Stonewall Democrats ($500) and the Truman Club ($750).
George Conklin (incumbent): According to the Registrar, Conklin was not required to submit a report because he did not reach $1,000 in contributions. Had he reached $1,000, he would have had to form a committee and file a report.
Kathleen Solari: Solari reported $1,770 from her contributors.
Alan Whipple: Whipple reported $1,015 from his contributors, $755 of it from himself.