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Smith, Chiara Top Council Race In Oakdale

Unofficial results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office show incumbent Ericka Chiara returning to the Oakdale City Council and businessman Fred Smith also headed to the dais.

Smith polled the most votes, reported at 2,737 and Chiara was close behind with 2,718 votes. They were the top two vote getters in a race that also featured candidates Curtis Haney, KC Nate, Marco Camacho, Jr. and Cecilia Suarez.

Captain Buck Condit was looking like the winner against Bill Zoslocki in the race for the District 1 Stanislaus County Supervisor seat, being vacated by Kristin Olsen, which includes Oakdale and Riverbank. Condit polled 16,536 votes to the 12,201 for Zoslocki.

In the Oakdale Irrigation District race, it appears as though Ed Tobias won the Division 1 race over Duke Cooper, by a roughly 60 to 40 percent margin, and incumbent Linda Santos had a 53 to 47 percent edge over challenger Henry Dotinga in the race for the Division 4 seat.

Assemblyman Heath Flora had strong support in Stanislaus County in his bid for re-election in the 12th District over challenger Paul Akinjo, receiving about 58 percent of the vote, as did Congressman Josh Harder in the 10th Congressional District race against challenger Ted Howze. Harder had about 58 percent of the vote compared to 42 percent for Howze.

Both Flora’s and Harder’s districts are shared with San Joaquin County.

A full recap of the local election will be included in the Nov. 11 issue of The Leader.