The constituents within District 1 have spoken and elected Buck Condit as Supervisor for Stanislaus County. The race between Condit and Modesto City Councilman Bill Zoslocki ended with Condit winning with 58.77 percent of the votes. He will serve a four-year term and succeeds former Supervisor Kristin Olsen, who did not seek re-election.
“We feel great about the outcome, and I am honored to have the support of so many District 1 voters,” expressed Condit. “I will work every day to ensure we have a strong voice on the Board of Supervisors.”
There are five Districts within the county and five Supervisors on the Board for Stanislaus County. Condit will be representing District 1 which consists of Riverbank, Oakdale, Waterford, Knights Ferry, Empire, Valley Home, and Northeast Modesto.
For approximately 29 years he served District 1 as a firefighter, achieving the rank of captain, but retired on Nov. 25, 2020 from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. However, to continue to serve the community, Condit had previously decided to run for Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors with a goal of helping to improve the quality of life in Stanislaus County.
“Our campaign started with my neighbors and family when I announced my candidacy from my front porch, in September 2019,” noted Condit. “We walked nearly the entire district during the primary and ran a grassroots campaign.”
The biggest highlight for Condit running a campaign for an elected office was winning the race.
“Our biggest challenge was to try to talk to as many voters as possible during a global pandemic,” added Condit. “During the primary, I was able to walk door to door throughout most of the district, but during the general election we had to focus on phone calling, social media, and direct mail to communicate with voters.”
He explained that the Board of Supervisors has a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities that affect county residents including approving the annual budget of approximately 1.5 billion. They also allocate funds for 25 County Departments and agencies, including the Sheriff’s Department, the Community Services Agency, the Health Services Agency and the Department of Environmental Resources. Through the General Plan they also regulate land use in unincorporated areas. The Supervisors are also members of other boards and commissions.
“My goal is to work towards a better partnership between our nine cities, and the county,” remarked Condit. “A partnership that will allow us to overcome the tremendous challenges of COVID-19, and what it has done, long term, to our local economy. The stronger our cities are, the stronger our county will be. I also want to work towards a stronger public safety platform. Making sure our first responders have the resources needed to handle emergencies throughout the county.”
For those that may have questions of concerns for Condit, he encourages people to call the office at 209-525-4440 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When asked what he is looking forward to in this new position, he said, “I am looking forward to getting life back to normal, and being able to concentrate on solving issues in Stanislaus County. Let’s all work to that end.”