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Official Election Results Released By Registrar

Kayleigh Gilbert and incumbent Christopher Smith will serve terms on the Oakdale City Council; they were the top two vote getters in a three-way race for two available seats on the dais.

Gilbert polled 3,243 votes in the Nov. 8 election, according to the official results released just before Thanksgiving by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office.

Smith, currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem, had 3,009 votes and challenger Benjamin Amaral was third, with 2,621 votes.

Incumbent Mayor Cherilyn Bairos was unopposed; she received 5,837 votes in the election.

Also on the local ballot were races for three available seats on the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board. Races were in specific Trustee Areas. In Area 1, Clayton Schemper defeated Michele ‘Mickey’ Manuel, 1196 votes to 853; in Area 4 it was Diane Gilbert receiving 1454 votes to win the seat over Joshua Randol and Shirrelle O. Moore-Mmasi. The Area 5 race saw Bill Duvall, Jr. take the seat over Lauren Dutch, with Duvall polling 1161 votes.

A ballot measure seeking to reduce the number of school board members for the Knights Ferry School Board from five to three was defeated; with 1161 ‘No’ votes to 90 votes in favor of the change.

The results were certified by the Registrar of Voters on Nov. 23.