By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Gilbert, Smith In Lead For Oakdale Council Seats
city of oakdale

With a voter turnout of just under 24 percent in Stanislaus County, the Registrar of Voters office has posted unofficial results from the Nov. 8 election.

In the race for Oakdale City Council, the earliest returns showed Kayleigh Gilbert with 1,654 votes for 36.48 percent, followed by incumbent Christopher Smith with 1,517 votes for 33.46 percent. Benjamin Amaral had 30.06 percent of the vote with 1,363 votes. Two seats are available; when the vote totals are finalized, the two candidates receiving the most votes will win the four-year terms.

Incumbent Mayor Cherilyn Bairos, who was unopposed, received 2,982 votes.

There were also races in three areas for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. In Area 1, Clayton Schemper had the lead, 610 votes to 381 for Michele ‘Mickey’ Manuel, for a 61.55 to 38.45 percent lead.

Area 4 saw incumbent Diane Gilbert in the lead with 769 votes, 55.18 percent. Challengers Josh Randol had 443 votes, 35.17 percent and Shirrelle Moore-Mmasi had 133 votes for 9.65 percent.

The Area 5 race was the closest, with Bill Duvall Jr. having the lead, 599 votes for 52.45 percent to the 543 votes received by Lauren Dutch, for 47.55 percent.

Results are not yet finalized; the Registrar of Voters has 30 days following the election to complete the certification process.