Though it is still classified as an ‘unofficial candidate list’ the races appear to be set for some local offices in November. The list was released Thursday through the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office.
Stanislaus County Supervisor District 1 – which includes both Oakdale and Riverbank – will see a battle for the post between fire captain Matthew ‘Buck’ Condit and councilman/small businessman Bill Zoslocki. Current Supervisor Kristin Olsen is not running for re-election.
Two positions are coming available on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board. Division 1 will feature a race between retired irrigation manager Ed Tobias and American Veterans First non-profit CEO Donald ‘Duke’ Cooper. Incumbent Gail Altieri is not seeking re-election. In Division 2, the race will pit incumbent Linda Santos against retired automotive technician Henry Dotinga.
Oak Valley Hospital District has two seats available as well, with incumbent Louise Pooley-Sanders and local business owner Jim Teter the only two candidates filing for the posts.
Larry Betschart, who serves on the Oakdale Joint Unified School District in Trustee Area 2 (shared with San Joaquin County) and fellow incumbent Tina Shatswell, in Trustee Area 3, are unopposed and are expected to be appointed in lieu of an election to retain those seats.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Look for profiles of candidates in the contested races coming up in October.