Incumbent Riverbank City Councilman Cal Campbell narrowly defeated fellow incumbent Leanne Jones Cruz to retain his seat on the panel, while Luis Uribe will be a newcomer to the dais. Campbell and Uribe are due to be sworn in to their council posts at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting, set for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
Campbell, running in District 3, was running against Jones Cruz, with both residing in the same district; this is the first time the district boundaries were used for election in District 3. Campbell received 878 votes, with 844 cast for Jones Cruz in the tight race. There were also 22 write-ins, according to the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Office.
Uribe, meanwhile, received 453 votes to win the District 1 seat, topping Jack Whorton (386) and Eva Sanchez Nash (351) in the three-way race. There were a dozen write-ins.
Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election canvass of the vote was completed on Friday, Nov. 30. Stanislaus County certified its election results, which can be found posted on the election website, www.stanvote.com.
The final results also show that Measure B for the City of Riverbank, a cannabis business tax, was approved by a 4,981 ‘yes’ to 1,984 ‘no’ vote margin. The Riverbank Unified School District also saw voters approve the Measure G school bond measure, 2,388 to 1,353.
California law required certification of this election to take place on or before Dec. 6, which is 30 days following Election Day. This was a gubernatorial general election and included all of Stanislaus County voters.
Lundrigan said 651 volunteer election officers worked to support this Gubernatorial General Election which included 23 adopt-a-poll volunteer organizations, 89 student poll workers and 14 field inspectors.
Stanislaus County had 247,833 registered voters eligible to cast their ballot in this election, of which 159,223 voted. There were 125,637 ballots cast by mail in Stanislaus County compared with 33,586 Stanislaus voters going to the polls on Election Day. Voter turnout was 64.25 percent in this election.